Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Sensor and Controller Operation and Performance Comparsion

The Kistler weigh in motion (WIM) sensors use a piezo-quartz technology to determine the weight of the vehicle as it passes over the sensors. They cost about $24K per lane to install. The Intercomp WIM sensors use a strain gauge type technology for determining the weight of the vehicle. This research would compare the accuracy and long term performance of both sensors. Then knowing the cost and the performance life of the sensors the study team can compare the data quality and the life cycle cost of the sensors and select the optimum technology.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $288351
    • Contract Numbers:

      99008 WO#182

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      State Research Program

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      MS 330
      Saint Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Project Managers:

      Holdhusen, Bruce

    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Transportation Studies

      University of Minnesota
      500 Washington Avenue SE, TSB 200
      Minneapolis, MN  United States  55118
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gupta, Diwakar

    • Start Date: 20150805
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01582735
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 99008 WO#182
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 3 2015 1:23PM