A Distributed Instrument for Measuring Traffic in Short-Term Work Zones

This proposed project will design, construct, and test a low-cost sensor network instrument that can be easily and rapidly deployed in short-term work zones to monitor traffic behavior. The sensor network solution is completely self-organizing, and can begin producing useful data in a matter of minutes, and is therefore uniquely suitable for use in short-term work zones. The software infrastructure that we are building for this sensor network solution is capable of producing a variety of rich traffic statistics, such as vehicle speeds, vehicle trajectories, and behavioral trends in real time.