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In this article, the author presents a critical analysis of inductive loop sensors and offers a wireless magnetometer-based sensor as a more favorable alternative. The main contention put forward regarding inductive loop detectors is that of the difficulty associated with installation and the possibility of improper installation. Inductive loop detectors require a large area of asphalt to be disturbed and also require careful deployment in order to prevent corrosion. The author explains that alternative technologies for detection such as video, laser, radar, and magnetometer solutions have been adopted to compensate for difficulties with inductive loops. The presented method uses a magnetometer and can be installed rapidly with little disruption of traffic in the desired detection region.


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  • Accession Number: 01100583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2008 1:59PM