Developing a Portable Data Acquisition System to Study Road User Behavior

One major issue with the light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data is that, unlike global positioning system (GPS) data, the point clouds do not have any unique identity. This means that even after detecting objects across various time frames, one cannot track them across various frames. While there are a few options available to track objects, the most appropriate process needs to be identified. The PIs on this project will identify the most efficient methods to detect and track objects. This will be one of the major outcomes of the project. Once software programs are available to detect and track objects, the portable data acquisition system (PDAQS) can be used to study the complex behavior of road users, which were not possible with the traditional data.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000
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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:

    Vasudevan, Vinod

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alaska Fairbanks

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

    Vasudevan, Vinod

  • Start Date: 20200916
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220915
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01764463
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 10:38PM