Transportation System Performance Measurement Using Existing Loop Infrastructure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-13-C-10008
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-13-C-10008
Amount: $749,969.29
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 102FH2
Solicitation Number: DTRT5710RSBIR2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-04-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-06-01
Small Business Information
4000 Barranca Pkwy., suite 250, Irvine, CA, 92604-
DUNS: 795785745
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Lianyu Chu
 (949) 705-8566
Business Contact
 Lianyu Chu
Title: President
Phone: (949) 705-8566
Research Institution
With continuing emphasis on transportation sustainability and fiscal stewardship, utilizing existing loop detector infrastructure to obtain more accurate, reliable and comprehensive traffic system performance measures is desired by many transportation agencies. In Phase I study, we found that the capability of the Inductive Loop Detector (ILD) signature technology to re-identify and classify vehicles along a section of roadway creates numerous business opportunities for commercial development. Therefore, in this Phase II project we will design and develop a cost-effective loop signature card for data collection, enhance the vehicle re-identification and classification algorithms investigated in Phase I, and develop a high-definition traffic performance monitoring system (Traffic Monitor HD) for both freeway and arterial applications. Traffic Monitor HD has a web-based interface for real-time traffic monitoring, historical performance analysis, and report. Compared to the traditional performance measurement system, Traffic Monitor HD provides more accurate performance measurements, such as travel time, vehicle class, estimates on emission, and alerts on problematic detectors. To commercialize Traffic Monitor HD, we will develop a commercialization strategy plan to rapidly move the proposed system to widespread commercial use. We will also demonstrate the capability and the applicability of the system in real-world implementations.

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