SURVEILLANCE METHODS AND WAYS AND MEANS OF COMMUNICATING WITH DRIVERS

RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED ON TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS FOR URBAN FREEWAYS AND INVESTIGATIONS MADE ON /1/ A METHOD FOR PREDICTING TRAVEL TIME ON AN URBAN FREEWAY IN THE EVENT OF A TRAFFIC TIE-UP, AND /2/ THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN AIRBORNE OBSERVER TO REROUTE TRAFFIC IN THE EVENT OF A TRAFFIC TIE- UP. A MATHEMATICAL LOGIC WAS DEVELOPED TO PREDICT TRAVEL TIME ON AN URBAN FREEWAY IN THE EVENT THAT A MISHAP CAUSES A BREAKDOWN IN TRAFFIC FLOW. THE CALCULATIONS ARE TO BE PERFORMED IN REAL TIME ON A HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL COMPUTER. EVALUATION WAS MADE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN AIRBORNE OBSERVER TO MINIMIZE DELAY BY ISSUING ALTERNATE ROUTE ADVISORIES TO MOTORISTS. PRELIMINARY DESIGN WAS ACCOMPLISHED FOR A SURVEILLANCE SCHEME IN WHICH A CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION CAMERA IS BORNE ALOFT BY A TETHERED BALLOON. CONSIDERING THE TECHNICAL, OPERATIONAL, AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS INVOLVED, THIS RESEARCH CONCLUDES THAT A BALLOON- BORNE CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION SYSTEM SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR AREA SURVEILLANCE.

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  • Authors:
    • Weinberg, M I
    • DeLeys, N J
    • Schneeberger, R F
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1-66
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 28
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
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  • Accession Number: 00225143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-006 905, HS-001 685
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 12 1994 12:00AM