Anonymous Traffic Probes for Travel Time and O-D using Bluetooth IDs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10009
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-09-C-10018
Amount: $749,849.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 082FH2
Solicitation Number: DTRT5708RSBIR2
Small Business Information
Traffax Inc.
524 Brookfield Dr., CENTREVILLE, MD, 21617-2803
DUNS: 827626263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Ganig
 Development Engineer
 (240) 338-4304
 nganig@traffaxinc.com
Business Contact
 Stanley Young
Title: President
Phone: (301) 792-8180
Email: syoung@traffaxinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Building upon the successes of an SBIR Phase I project, Traffax Inc. in cooperation with Purdue University proposes in Phase II a large scale deployment of Bluetooth Traffic Monitoring (BTM) technology to exercise real-time capability and continued exploration of BTM arterial specific applications.  Whereas the first phase concentrated on resolving several key issues and demonstrating utility in small isolated projects, the second phase will showcase a broad-based integrated system deployment that provides real-time traffic monitoring across multiple jurisdicitions, road-types, and possibly multiple modes.  Unlike phae I in which most small scale demonstrations recorded data for later analysis, phase II will target real-time systems and monitoring applications.  The hardware development goals include designing systems capable of operating autonomously without mains power or a wired network.  Such an approach will test claims of cost effective ubiquitous travel time measurements anywhere, as well as discover and resolve any integration issues associated with a large-scale deployment.  The focus area is a tri-state corridor spanning Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.  Phase II will also build upon the Phase I partnership with Purdue University by performing a series of arterial management case studies and producing an accompanying guidebook.

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