This 2-page report describes the Saxton Highway Electronics Laboratory at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, Virginia. The laboratory is a modern design and fabrication facility with over 520 square meters of space, consisting of a large three-bay vehicle preparation laboratory, model shop, test and storage area, and the main electronics laboratory. It is named to honor Lyle G. Saxton, a retired electronics engineer who contributed a great deal to the fields of safety and traffic operations research. Examples of the products developed in the laboratory are the Lateral Acceleration Sensor System, the Sign Simulator Zoom Lens System, a people mover (modified electric vehicle) for studying sign visibility under various lighting conditions, a fault meter for measuring the difference in pavement joint levels, the Cone Data Acquisition System, a Hydraulics Laboratory platform mover, moisture probes, a resistivity probe switch box, and a road surface analyzer. Each of these products is briefly described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1996-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-96-087
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 3 1996 12:00AM