VEHICLE DETECTION. PHASE III. PASSIVE BUS DETECTOR/INTERSECTION PRIORITY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT. VOLUME III. VEHICLE SIGNATURE ACQUISITION
Analysis and design of a successful passive bus detector cannot even begin until the characteristic features of the bus and other vehicles are known. These characteristic features are contained in the time history signals (signatures) detected by transducers located in the pavement. Three transducers were candidates for the passive bus detector: the inductive loop detector (ILD), the magnetic-gradient vehicle detector (MGVD), and the magnetometer. Early analysis eliminated the magnetometer from the candidate list. A total of 450 signatures were acquired from the ILD and MGVD from various vehicle types and test conditions. These signatures depicted all necessary feature data for the vehicles and test conditions, and allowed for subsequent analysis, design, and demonstration of a successful passive bus detector.
- See also Volume 2, Part 2, PB-268 881. Paper copy also available in set of 4 reports PC E16, PB-268 878-SET.
Honeywell, IncorporatedSystems and Research Center, 2600 NE Ridgeway Parkway
Minneapolis, MN United States 55413
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Lubke, R
- Wick, D
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Pagination: 435 p.
- TRT Terms: Adaptive control; Automatic control; Buses; Control devices; Highway traffic control; Intersections; Magnetic detectors; Magnetic materials; Strategic planning; Traffic signals; Transducers; Urban transportation; Vehicle detectors
- Old TRIS Terms: Magnetic detection; Magnetic signatures; Passive detection
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00159029
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 69 Final Rpt., 2551-40274-Vol-3
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8149
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM