A PRECURSOR SYSTEM ANALYSIS OF AUTOMATED CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS (AHS)

This report documents work performed by the University of California at Davis in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in relationship to a Precursor System Analysis dealing with a study of automated construction, maintenance, and operational requirements for Automated Highway Systems (AHSs). This study was conducted in the activity area "K" dealing with AHS roadway operational analysis. The report documents a design analysis for a robotic system for automated installation of discrete magnetic markers for AHSs. The design includes a manpower assessment and a cost-benefit analysis. Summaries for supporting research are included in appendices, including: a literature review, a reference architecture and classification system for an AHS, and a computer simulation and animation of the prototype discrete magnetic marker placement system described in this report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Davis

    Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Materials Engineering
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ravani, B
    • Velinsky, S
    • Lasky, T
    • Broverman, I
    • Stroup, A
  • Publication Date: 1995-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722542
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resource Materials, FHWA-RD-95-088 Final Rept, UCD-ARR-9501-12-01
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00189
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1996 12:00AM