The document presents the best current practices for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of three types of traffic detectors. These detectors include the widely used inductive loop detector, the magnetometer and the magnetic detector. The Handbook consolidates information that has been available to the engineering profession for some time. Included are some answers to some previous misconceptions about detector theory concerning inductive loops. Some innovative installation techniques are presented for all three types of detectors. Included in the Appendix is a Glossary of terms which will provide clarification to the industry and some recommended specifications for each type of detector.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB86-149234 and PB86-149242.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Diaz, Seckinger and Associates, Incorporated

    DSA Building, 2005 Pan Am Circle
    Tampa, FL  United States  33607
  • Authors:
    • de Laski, A B
    • Parsonson, P S
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 324 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DSA/CM-80079-F-1, FHWA/IP-85/1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1986 12:00AM