Integration of Mobile Road Weather Information Systems into Winter Maintenance Operations in Fairbanks, Alaska

This intent of this project is to evaluate the efficacy and reliability of mobile road weather information systems (mRWIS) and their role in monitoring anti-icing applications, particularly the longevity of the application, and determine the extent to which mRWIS can be used as a decision making tool for anti-icing operations. There are several mRWIS technologies on the market and are rapidly evolving in their capabilities. Newer versions of mRWIS also purport to provide measurements of road surface salinity. The University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) Transportation Research and Printable (TRAP) Lab has been able to successfully use hyperspectral imagingin a laboratory setting to measure quantity and concentration of anti-icing chemical solution.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $140000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Project Managers:

    Belz, Nathan

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alaska Fairbanks

    College of Engineering & Mines
    P.O. Box 755960
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775-5960
  • Principal Investigators:

    Belz, Nathan

  • Start Date: 20200916
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01764462
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 10:35PM