Developing a Real-Time Energy and Environmental Monitoring System

This study will develop a real-time monitoring system that can continuously evaluate energy and environmental impacts on transportation facilities using real-time traffic data. It is anticipated that the proposed development will have many practical and methodological implications to local transportation planners and traffic engineers. The research effort makes the following contributions. First, the proposed system can locate spatial and temporal energy and emission hot spots on monitoring areas or facilities. The hotspot results can be utilized to identify and improve regional air quality impacts. Second, the system can find adverse impacts of specific facilities on energy and emissions. Third, the system can help developing time-series energy and emission databases on transportation facilities. The database can be utilized as a decision-making tool for long-term transportation investment.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

      Pennsylvania State University
      201 Transportation Research Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

      Office of Sponsored Programs
      1880 Pratt Drive, Suite 2006
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ahn, Kyoungho

    • Start Date: 20120901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33634

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01472286
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC03
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 14 2013 1:00AM