Evaluation of Non Intrusive Traffic Detection Technologies Phase III

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1158
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2007
Last Updated: May 24, 2013
Solicitation Expires: Dec 31, 2007
Partners: CT, FL, GADOT, HI, IADOT, ID, IL, MN, MS, MT, NY, OH, TX, WI
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2007
Commitment End Year: 2010
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $225,000.00
Commitments Received: $210,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Farideh Amiri
farideh.amiri@state.mn.us
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Anne-Marie McDonnell James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2008 $5,000.00 Anne-Marie McDonnell James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Rick Reel Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Scott Knight Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2009 $15,000.00 Goro Sulijoadikusumo goro.sulijoadikusumo@hawaii.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Rob Robinson Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Jeremey Vortherms Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2007 $15,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Mike Stokes James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2009 $15,000.00 Tedd Little Tedd Little 406-444-9417 tlittle@mt.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2007 $15,000.00 Dave Gardner Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2008 $7,500.00 Robert Wheeler Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Robert Wheeler Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2010 $15,000.00 Susie Forde Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Background

"Non-intrusive" sensors are defined as those sensors that can be installed, calibrated and used without disruption to traffic. The most common non-intrusive technologies (NIT) used for traffic detections include: passive or active infrared, magnetic, microwave or radar, ultrasonic, passive acoustic, and video. Other, more recent applications, use infrared technology to classify vehicles by counting each vehicle¿s axles from the side of the road. Since 1994, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and pooled fund study members have implemented a series of NIT sensor evaluations. The most recent project, completed in 2005, designed, fabricated and field tested a portable non-intrusive traffic detection system. These studies have provided valuable information, benefiting both public and private agencies in selecting appropriate technologies for their own data collection purposes.

Objectives

The objective of the proposed project is to conduct field tests of the latest generation of non-intrusive traffic sensors. The field tests will assess the capabilities and limitations in detecting traffic under a variety of conditions. Specific test conditions will be driven by the needs of participating state agencies.

Scope of Work

This project builds on previous research by providing up-to-date field evaluations of currently available NIT sensors. The project will use a variety of existing infrastructure to conduct a 12-month field evaluation. Much of the testing will take place at the Mn/DOT permanent test site at Penn Avenue and I-394 near downtown Minneapolis. This site has a permanent equipment shelter, overhead gantry, and side fire mounting platforms that facilitate a wide variety of tests. In addition, the portable system, developed in the previous project, provides a platform to conduct short-term tests at a wide variety of other locations. The project is broken into the following six tasks.

1) Identify test scope, goal, and objectives

Outline project goals and objectives, and scope of tests.

2) Develop Test Plan

Develop a detailed test plan that will guide the test activities; ensuring they meet the identified project goals and objectives. The test plan will provide test procedures that detail how to assess the sensors under various test conditions. The test plan will also present the selected test methodologies and testing scenarios that facilitate the evaluation of sensors¿ performance and capabilities.

3) Sensor Procurement

A literature search will be conducted to identify the potential participating vendors based on existing and newly developed NIT technologies.

4) Site Preparation

The Mn/DOT NIT test site facilitates both baseline and sensor data collection. These facilities include in-place inductive loops, an automatic data recorder, and communication hardware and software. The existing facilities will be reviewed and upgraded as needed to ensure accurate data collection.

5) Field Testing and Data Acquisition

Installation and Field Test Activities

6) Data Analysis and Report Preparation

Appropriate statistical measures will be identified and used to quantify the performance of sensors in an assortment conditions. Analyzed data will be summarized into various formats to present in the final report. The following list summarizes some of the conditions that will be analyzed:

Comments

Our target is to have 15 agencies participation at $15,000 per partner state, yielding $225,000. A full commitment of the 18 months is required.

No document attached.

Evaluation of Non Intrusive Traffic Detection Technologies Phase III

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1158
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2007
Last Updated: May 24, 2013
Solicitation Expires: Dec 31, 2007
Partners: CT, FL, GADOT, HI, IADOT, ID, IL, MN, MS, MT, NY, OH, TX, WI
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2007
Commitment End Year: 2010
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $225,000.00
Commitments Received: $210,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Farideh Amiri
farideh.amiri@state.mn.us
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Anne-Marie McDonnell James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2008 $5,000.00 Anne-Marie McDonnell James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Rick Reel Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Scott Knight Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2009 $15,000.00 Goro Sulijoadikusumo goro.sulijoadikusumo@hawaii.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Rob Robinson Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Jeremey Vortherms Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2007 $15,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Mike Stokes James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2009 $15,000.00 Tedd Little Tedd Little 406-444-9417 tlittle@mt.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2007 $15,000.00 Dave Gardner Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2008 $7,500.00 Robert Wheeler Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Robert Wheeler Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2010 $15,000.00 Susie Forde Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Background

"Non-intrusive" sensors are defined as those sensors that can be installed, calibrated and used without disruption to traffic. The most common non-intrusive technologies (NIT) used for traffic detections include: passive or active infrared, magnetic, microwave or radar, ultrasonic, passive acoustic, and video. Other, more recent applications, use infrared technology to classify vehicles by counting each vehicle¿s axles from the side of the road. Since 1994, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and pooled fund study members have implemented a series of NIT sensor evaluations. The most recent project, completed in 2005, designed, fabricated and field tested a portable non-intrusive traffic detection system. These studies have provided valuable information, benefiting both public and private agencies in selecting appropriate technologies for their own data collection purposes.

Objectives

The objective of the proposed project is to conduct field tests of the latest generation of non-intrusive traffic sensors. The field tests will assess the capabilities and limitations in detecting traffic under a variety of conditions. Specific test conditions will be driven by the needs of participating state agencies.

Scope of Work

This project builds on previous research by providing up-to-date field evaluations of currently available NIT sensors. The project will use a variety of existing infrastructure to conduct a 12-month field evaluation. Much of the testing will take place at the Mn/DOT permanent test site at Penn Avenue and I-394 near downtown Minneapolis. This site has a permanent equipment shelter, overhead gantry, and side fire mounting platforms that facilitate a wide variety of tests. In addition, the portable system, developed in the previous project, provides a platform to conduct short-term tests at a wide variety of other locations. The project is broken into the following six tasks.

1) Identify test scope, goal, and objectives

Outline project goals and objectives, and scope of tests.

2) Develop Test Plan

Develop a detailed test plan that will guide the test activities; ensuring they meet the identified project goals and objectives. The test plan will provide test procedures that detail how to assess the sensors under various test conditions. The test plan will also present the selected test methodologies and testing scenarios that facilitate the evaluation of sensors¿ performance and capabilities.

3) Sensor Procurement

A literature search will be conducted to identify the potential participating vendors based on existing and newly developed NIT technologies.

4) Site Preparation

The Mn/DOT NIT test site facilitates both baseline and sensor data collection. These facilities include in-place inductive loops, an automatic data recorder, and communication hardware and software. The existing facilities will be reviewed and upgraded as needed to ensure accurate data collection.

5) Field Testing and Data Acquisition

Installation and Field Test Activities

6) Data Analysis and Report Preparation

Appropriate statistical measures will be identified and used to quantify the performance of sensors in an assortment conditions. Analyzed data will be summarized into various formats to present in the final report. The following list summarizes some of the conditions that will be analyzed:

Comments

Our target is to have 15 agencies participation at $15,000 per partner state, yielding $225,000. A full commitment of the 18 months is required.

No document attached.

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