WSF Wireless Connection Planning Program

The main purpose of this project is to research the technological feasibility of very high data transmission rates (VHDTR) for secure wireless networks in a mobile marine environment. The Washington State Ferries (WSF), in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently installing a high speed network infrastructure (known as SuperLAN) onboard the WSF ferry system in an effort to improve ferry security and system monitoring. This system provides the backbone for video and security monitoring that feeds live video in real-time to the WSF monitoring center located onshore, in addition to ship's business data, Voice over IP, Fax server, etc.. In its currently configuration, live video feeds have limited bandwidth capacity and often become overwhelmed when increasing frame rates or when viewing multiple camera instances. WSF wishes to exploring ways of increasing transmissions rates, facilitate a larger number of real-time camera views and overall, improve system performance to suite the needs of WSDOT, WSF and other supporting agencies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Intelligent Transportation Systems


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504
  • Start Date: 20060524
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34892

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489274
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2013 1:01AM