Development of an Early Warning Sensor and Network for Brown-out Conditions

Addressing traffic safety issues stemming from dust storm visibility impairment will require a multi-pronged approach in the coming years that may include improved driver training to specifically address such circumstances, targeted commitment of resources to minimize the potential for such events (e.g., by surface treatment), and developing and implementing new engineering good practice measures. In the near-term, early warning sensor networks in specific portions of the roadway network where such events are known to occur could offer the most economical means to mitigate traffic accidents stemming from dust storms. This proposal is for the first phase of a two-phase project that will focus on developing and testing early warning systems for brown-out conditions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $97650.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Desert Research Institute

    2215 Raggio Parkway
    Reno, NV  United States  89512
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vicken, Etyemezian

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20150930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36818

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530531
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC55, UNR-14-59
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2014 1:00AM