Aviation Rumble Strips to Enhance Aviation Safety

Rumble strips have proven to be a cost effective way to increase safety on roadways and the application of this technology may be appropriate to provide a warning of an upcoming intersection with an active runway to reduce runway incursions. The proposed research project includes two phases: (1) Preliminary Evaluation of Aviation Rumble Strips at a Single Site. Identification, installation, testing and evaluation of rumble strip alternatives at one field site. Phase I will result in a recommended rumble strip design configuration for deployment in Phase II. Due to the experimental nature of Phase I work, rumble strips will be constructed in an apron area that is not routinely taxied over by aircraft, but where aircraft can operate solely for the purposes of this project. The contract for Phase I will extend through May 2015 which will allow flexibility to expand the scope and budget if Phase II is warranted. (2) Field Evaluation of Aviation Rumble Strips at Multiple General Aviation (GA) Airports. Installation, testing and evaluation of proposed rumble strip on airfields at two or three GA airports, with data collection for both aircraft and ground vehicles. Rumble strips have proven to be a cost effective way to increase safety on roadways and the application of this technology may be appropriate to provide a warning of an upcoming intersection with an active runway to reduce runway incursions

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $306196
  • Contract Numbers:

    12-C-GA-PU-010,021

    12-C-GA-OSU-007.010

    12-C-GA-PU-042

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Gallagher, Donald

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ohio State University, Center for Aviation Studies

    2036 Neil Avenue
    Bolz Hall, Suite 228
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210

    Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering

    550 Stadium Mall Drive
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bullock, Darcy

    Young, Seth

  • Start Date: 20140508
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170630
  • Source Data: PEGASAS Project 8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587299
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability
  • Contract Numbers: 12-C-GA-PU-010,021, 12-C-GA-OSU-007.010, 12-C-GA-PU-042
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 12 2016 9:23AM