This report presents the findings of the final phase of an investigation, the purpose of which was the selection of traffic detector loop configuration, their lead-ins, their wires, and their installation, on a sound engineering basis. The investigation includes not only theoretical and practical studies of the electrical, mechanical and environmental properties of wires, but also an analysis of the transformation of the detection information between lead-in input and output. Loop wire insulation studies, with respect to its electrical properties and mechanical and environmental bearings, are also included. A questionnaire was prepared to obtain comments on electrical and mechanical problems of loops from those with practical experience in the field. Detailed recommendations for traffic loop installation and suggested areas for further study are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for New South Wales Department of Main Roads.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited

    422 Lane Cove Road
    North Ryde, New South Wales 2113,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • DEAN, K G
    • MacDonald, D E
    • MORRIS, D J
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. R77-28
  • Contract Numbers: NSWDMR Ref. 77M.1451
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM