Expanded Satellite-based Mobile Communications Tracking System

This U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) project was authorized in the 2004 Senate Conference Report 108-401: As proposed by the Senate, the conference agreement directs $2,000,000 from funds provided for the high-priority initiative program for an expanded satellite-based mobile communications system to monitor and track hazardous materials and high-value cargo in uncovered areas of the United States. As a result, a regional assessment and 3-month pilot test was conducted to test a wireless, satellite-based mobile communications tracking system to monitor hazardous materials and high-value cargo in order to improve communications in certain regions of Alaska and Hawaii, where satellite-based tracking services were only partially available. This document represents the Final Report for this pilot test of an Expanded Satellite-based Mobile Communications Tracking System.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Memorial Institute

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Houser, Amy
    • Williams, David
    • Raman, Mala
    • Vercoe, Derrick
    • Erlandson, Peggy
    • Wittpenn, Jennifer
  • Publication Date: 2007-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 188p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01111289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FMCSA-RRT-07-008
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC75-04-F-00105
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2008 1:28PM