Sensor Technologies and Data Requirements for ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems Library)

Sensor Technologies and Data Requirements for ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems Library)

By: Lawrence A. Klein (author)Hardback

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Description

Beginning with descriptions of parameters that characterize the flow of vehicles on freeways, arterial roads and feeder routes, this hands-on manual examines intrusive and non-intrusive traffic sensors and associated technologies that measure traffic flow and assist in the management of congestion. It contains information about sensors that provide wider coverage areas and a larger variety of traffic flow parameters than the more conventional inductive loops. The operating characteristics of these measuring devices is illuminated through detailed discussions of traffic-responsive arterial signal control, freeway incident detection, ramp metering, electronic toll and traffic management, commercial vehicle operations, advanced traveller information systems, and sensor installation and maintenance issues.

About Author

Lawrence A. Klein, Ph.D. is currently a private consultant and was commended by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration for his performance while with the Hughes Aircraft Company as principal investigator on the Detection Technology for Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems program. He received his B.E.E. from the City College of New York, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester (NY), and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New York University. He is a member of the Freeway Operations Committee of TRB, member of ASTM E17 Group V - ITS, senior member of the IEEE, was co-chair of the SPIE Collision Avoidance and Automated Traffic Management Sensors Conference, and has published 3 other books and over 50 technical papers.

Contents

Sensors in modern traffic management systems; traffic flow and characterization; applications of sensor data to traffic management; data requirements for future traffic management applications; traffic flow sensor technologies; overhead sensor installation along a highway; transponders and standards for dedicated short-range communications; data fusion at the traffic management centre; sensor plan and specification requirements.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781580530774
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781580530774
  • weight: 898
  • ISBN10: 158053077X

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