Traffic Surveillance System using Heterogeneous Sensor Technologies for National Park Service

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-14-C-10049
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-14-C-10049
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 141FH5
Solicitation Number: DTRT5714RSBIR1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-08-14
Small Business Information
4000 Barranca Pkwy., suite 250, Irvine, CA, 92604-1713
DUNS: 795785745
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Lianyu Chu
 President
 (949) 705-8566
 lchu@clr-analytics.com
Business Contact
 Lianyu Chu
Title: President
Phone: (949) 705-8566
Email: lchu@clr-analytics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Continued population growth and expanded commercial development have already push the daily traffic on National Park Service(NPS) Parkways exceeds design capacity especially around the urban area. The Parkways around urban areas usually serve as commuting routes for commuters and as scenic routes for visitors. Heavy traffic in rush hours, high travel speeds during non-peak periods, and condition of the road surface in bad weather have made the Parkways more vulnerable to traffic accidents. It is important to collect and utilize the traffic data to fulfill the needs of improving safety and mobility of the Parkways. Therefore, we propose to develop a visually unobtrusive and self-powered traffic monitoring system, NPS Traffic Monitor HD, for vehicle detection and tracking with heterogeneous detection technologies for the NPS Parkways, while ensuring the long-term preservation of the Parkways' scenic values, recreational opportunities, and rich natural and cultural resources. The proposed system will be able to utilize data collected from inductive loop signature detectors and from at least one alternative detection technology to generate traffic performance measures. We will demonstrate the proof of concept of the proposed system and also identify its potential applications using the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) facility.

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