A STUDY OF MICROWAVE TELEVISION FOR TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE IN TEXAS
The study is concerned with the design and evaluation of a closed circuit television system which uses a microwave transmission system for the video signals. A one-camera system was designed and installed at an urban intersection to monitor the operation of traffic and traffic control devices. The system has operated well for three years with only infrequent disruptions of service which were due primarily to lightning damage. Initial costs for the transmission system were high when compared to direct cable systems, but considerations for lower maintenance cost, flexibility of design for relocation and low costs for long range transmission (up to 10 miles (6.2 kilometers) make the microwave system of transmission very competitive with other designs.
- Prepared in cooperation with Texas State Dept. of Highways and Public Transportation, Austin.
Arlington, TX USA 76011
Texas State Department of Highways & Public TranspP.O. Box 5051
Austin, TX USA 78763
- McCasland, W R
- Biggs, R G
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Closed circuit television; Costs; Freeways; Highway traffic control; Maintainability; Maintenance management; Microwaves; Reliability; Surveillance; Television; Television cameras; Traffic control devices; Traffic engineering; Traffic signals; Traffic surveillance; Traffic surveys; Transmissions; Transportation operations; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs; Traffic studies; Transportation management
- Geographic Terms: Texas
- Old TRIS Terms: Microwave frequencies; Video signals
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00133108
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-21-18-72-165-9 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM