Advanced, Low-Cost Snowplow Visual Guidance System

The scope of this work is to comprehensively research and develop a visual guidance system that will be used by the operator onboard snowplow units, incorporating recent technological advances in digital imaging, remote sensing, global positioning system (GPS) and digital three-dimensional (3D) visualization. The conditions for intended use are low, and zero visibility environments such as encountered during blizzards, rural nighttime operations, super-cooled fog, and other high visual impairment situations. The effort will include gathering/synthesizing data, distilling this data to parse out technology applicable to the project goals, and designing and assembling an operational prototype unit that will be ready for further validation, enhancement, and field use. These latter tasks beyond delivery of an operational prototype would be addressed in a possible phase II, and are not part of the present project scope.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Surface Transportation Research, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Kessler, Morgan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kessler, Morgan

  • Start Date: 20140922
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160321
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01577466
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2015 4:01PM