Low-Cost Remote Weather Information System Phase 1 and Phase 2

Remote weather information systems (RWIS) are an important part of determining maintenance activities and scheduling. However, the cost of RWIS limits the number of systems that can be deployed. Because of the lack of power and the high power budget of commonly used systems, some locations are not suitable for RWIS even though the information would be of great value. This project focused on the development of a low-cost, low-power RWIS that is suitable for remote locations and allows for a higher density of RWIS units. The system produced under this study uses less than 10 watts of power and costs less than $10,000 for the basic system. The system has performed well in Fairbanks, Alaska, over two winters. In addition, the system has been fully integrated into the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities RWIS network.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Alaska University Transportation Center

    Duckering Building Room 245
    P.O. Box 755900
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775-5900

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
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    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Connor, Billy
  • Publication Date: 2018-8-14

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Project Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 34p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01709097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: INE/AUTC 18.4, G00010259
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13–G–UTC40
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2019 9:43AM