Mobile Real-Time Information System for Snow Fighter Supervisors- System Design & Test

This report documents the research project "Mobile Real Time Information System for Snow Fighter Supervisors - System Design & Test." The primary goal of this research project was to investigate cost-effective and reliable communications in challenging environments. The target application is communications between Caltrans snowplows and supervisor vehicles. Messaging and mapping applications were designed based on a store-and-forward architecture to address intermittent data communications. The design included on-board processing and communications, human machine interface, and a variety of sensing. The sensing information was passed between vehicles, and displayed as vehicle state in the mapping application. The system was designed to leverage commercial-off-the-shelf components to the greatest possible extent. As part of the research, to evaluate the need for the store-and-forward architecture, a cellular signal coverage and strength survey was performed for California's snow-affected routes. The details of this survey, including app design and data collection results, are presented herein.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 86p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA16-2299, UCD-ARR-15-09-30-07
  • Contract Numbers: IA65A0416, Task 2299
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2016 4:30PM