Snowplow Operations Management System

Researchers will create a Snowplow Operations Management System to (1) collect and display live feed of images from cameras mounted on winter operation vehicles, (2) collect and store current and forecasted ambient temperature data, (3) predict road surface temperatures for the next five days and identify roads with probable icing hazards, (4) develop an easy-to-use map-based ArcGIS exinterface showing the live feed of camera images, ambient temperatures, road surface temperatures, and probable icing road segments for safe and efficient operation of snowplows. The project will be performed for TxDOT’s Wichita Falls District. The research team will also prepare and present a schedule and cost analysis for implementing the proposed Snowplow Operations Management System in TxDOT districts beyond the Wichita Falls district.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200000
  • Contract Numbers:

    5-6996-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Steele, Joanne

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at Arlington

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Box 19308
    Arlington, TX  United States  76019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shahandashti, Mohsen

  • Start Date: 20200210
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Icy roads; Winter
  • Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01744090
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 5-6996-01
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2020 2:28PM