Detection Spacing of DSRC-Based Data Collection System for Real-Time Highway Travel Time Estimation
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013, Pages: 41-48
Received: May 29, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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Sang Cheal Byun, Advanced Transport Research Division,Goyang-si, South Korea; Korea institute of Construction Technology, Goyang-si, South Korea
Suhyeon Kim, Advanced Transport Research Division,Goyang-si, South Korea; Korea institute of Construction Technology, Goyang-si, South Korea
Min Heon Kim, Advanced Transport Research Division,Goyang-si, South Korea; Korea institute of Construction Technology, Goyang-si, South Korea
Sang Wook Han, Advanced Transport Research Division,Goyang-si, South Korea; Korea institute of Construction Technology, Goyang-si, South Korea
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Abstract
A DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communication)-based traffic data collection system has been introduced to enhance the accuracy of real-time traffic information. However, due to the lack of studies for the DSRC system on interrupted flow condition, there is no installation guideline of DSRC RSEs on the national highways in Korea. This study presented an appropriate spacing of DSRC RSEs for the national highways based on the accuracy of traffic information and the required minimum sample size. By analyzing the field data collected on the national highways, the optimal spacing of DSRC RSEs was selected for each type of road. According to the result, the optimal spacing for controlled-access highway was different from that for multi-lane road and urban and suburban arterial. It implies that detection spacing should be determined considering the type of road. These results would be utilized as a guideline for installing DSRC RSEs on the national highways.
Keywords
DSRC, Detection Spacing, Travel Time Estimation, Highways, ITS
To cite this article
Sang Cheal Byun, Suhyeon Kim, Min Heon Kim, Sang Wook Han, Detection Spacing of DSRC-Based Data Collection System for Real-Time Highway Travel Time Estimation, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 41-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20130101.16
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