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Performance Trade-Off in an Adaptive IEEE 802.11AD Waveform Design for a Joint Automotive Radar and Communication System
2017 ... Preeti Kumari, Duy H. N. Nguyen, and Robert W. Heath, Jr. · The IEEE 802.11ad waveform can be sued for automotive radar by exploiting the Golay complementary sequences in the preamble of a frame. The performance of radar, however, is limited by the preamble structure. In this paper, we propose an adaptive
DSTOP Report 133 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/133 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Imputing Missing Data via Sparse Reconstruction Techniques. Executive Summary
2017 ... Constantine Caramanis · The State of Texas does not currently have an automated approach for estimating volumes for links without counts. This research project proposes the development of an automated system to efficiently estimate the traffic volumes on uncounted links, in the event of rare disturbances of the typical
DSTOP Report 129 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/129 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Large-Scale Linear Programs in Planning and Prediction. Executive Summary
2017 ... Constantine Caramanis · Large-scale linear programs are at the core of many traffic-related optimization problems in both planning and prediction. Moreover, many of these involve significant uncertainty, and hence are modeled using either chance constraints, or robust optimization. Chance constraints and robust
DSTOP Report 128 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/128 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Inverse Multipath Fingerprinting for Millimeter Wave V2I Beam Alignment
2017 ... Vutha Va [and four others] · Efficient beam alignment is a crucial component in millimeter wave systems with analog beamforming, especially in fast-changing vehicular settings. This paper uses the vehicle's position (e.g., available via GPS) to query the multipath fingerprint database, which provides prior knowledge of potential pointing
DSTOP Report 124 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/124 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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MmWave Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication : Analysis of Urban Microcellular Networks
2017 ... Yuyang Wang · Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication may provide high data rates to vehicles via millimeter-wave (mmWave) microcellular networks. This report uses stochastic geometry to analyze teh coverage of urban mmWave microcellular networks. Prior work used a pathloss model with a line-of-sight
DSTOP Report 123 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/123 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Self-Parking for Semi-Autonomous Vehicles
2017 ... Sriram Vishwanath · This project focuses on the use of tools from a combination of computer vision and localization based navigation schemes to aid the process of efficient and safe parking of vehicles in high density parking spaces. The principles of collision avoidance, simultaneous localization and mapping together with vision
DSTOP Report 105 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/105 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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0-6697-CTR, Integration of Data Sources to Optimize Freight Transportation in Texas
[2017] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Dr. C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Dan Seedah [and eight others] · "The 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)... stipulations expand agencies’ interest in freight initiatives and modeling within statewide planning
6697 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6697-S ... Project Summary
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ConcreteWorks V3 Training/User Manual (P1); ConcreteWorks Software (P2)
2017 ... Research Supervisor: Kevin Folliard; Dr. Kyle Riding [and four others] · "ConcreteWorks is designed to be a user-friendly software package that can help concrete professionals optimize concrete mixture proportioning, perform a concrete thermal analysis, and increase the chloride diffusion service life. The software package contains
6332-P1/P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6332-P1; Product 0-6332-P2
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Development of Predictive Model for Bridge Deck Cracking : Final Report
2017 ... Philip Pesek [and five others] · Early-age bridge deck cracking has been found to be a prevalent problem worldwide. While early-age cracking will not cause failure of a bridge deck system independently, the penetration of deleterious substances through the early-age cracks into the bridge deck concrete and the bridge
6332-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6332-2
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0-6675, Evaluation of Bonus/Penalty Pay Adjustment Systems for HMA and Ride Specification of Concrete and Asphalt Pavements
[2017] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Jorge A. Prozzi; Researchers: Prasad Buddhavarapu [and three others] · "The current pay adjustment system for hot mix asphalt (HMA) production, placement, and ride consistently rewards contractors, although this procedure does not
6675 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6675-S ... Project Summary
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0-6827, Strategies for a Comprehensive Inventory and Management of Real Property Assets
[2017] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: William O’Brien; Researchers: Zhanmin Zhang [and three others] · "TxDOT has a large inventory of parcels within its right-of-way holdings (ROW) and many parcels that could be used in more profitably or efficiently... However, TxDOT currently
6827 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6827-S ... Project Summary
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Automated Distress Surveys : Analysis of Network-Level Data
2017 ... Pedro Serigos [and four others]; Research Supervisor: Michael R. Murphy · Slides from a presentation updating attendees on Phase 3 of Project 0-6663, "Evaluation of Pavement Rutting and Distress Measurements." · "March 2015; Published April 2017" · Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research
6663-P3 [CTR] ... Product 0-6663-P3
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Laser Sensor System Documentation
2017 ... Research Supervisor: Jorge A Prozzi · Phase 1 of TxDOT Project 0-6873, True Road Surface Deflection Measuring Device, developed a laser sensor system based on several sensors mounted on a rigid beam. · "AUGUST 2016; PUBLISHED MARCH 2017" · Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation
6873-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6873-P2
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Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
2017 ... Jorge A. Prozzi [and five others] · "A Concept of Operations (ConOps) document describes the likely operation of a future system in the terminology of its users, providing important information for the development of that system... Engineers have long recognized the usefulness of pavement deflection measurements to evaluate
6873-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-6873-P1
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Case Study Guidelines
2017 ... Kevin Savage [and four others] · "...the project team reviewed the estimated costs imposed by use of overweight (OW) vehicles and ways to allocate costs to different vehicle classes. Additionally, cost recovery structures were explored for the possibility of generating additional revenue to fund pavement repairs needed due
6817-P3 [CTR] ... Product 0-6817-P3
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Training Workshop Material
2017 ... Research Supervisor: C. Michael Walton · "On July 18, 2016, the research team held a workshop from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Transportation Research (CTR). The main purposes of the workshop were to inform the attendees of the methodologies used to evaluate the pavement and bridge consumption of different truck
6817-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6817-P2
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Truck Industry Forum Material
2017 ... Meredith Cebelak [and four others] · "...draft version of the presentation that will be used for the upcoming half-day Infrastructure-Friendlier Trucks Forum tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2015. This forum will present a project status update, a presentation by Mr. John Woodrooffe (University of Michigan
6817-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-6817-P1
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Infrastructure-Friendly Vehicles to Support Texas Economic Competitiveness
2017 ... Jorge Prozzi [and seven others] · The researchers reviewed and extended the work done under Project 0-6736, Rider 36 OS/OW Vehicle Fees Study, and other similar efforts currently underway in Texas and other states and at the federal and international level to evaluate the effects of single, tandem, and tridem configurations on
6817-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-16/0-6817-1
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0-6817, Review and Evaluation of Current Gross Vehicle Weights and Axle Load Limits
[2017] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Jorge A. Prozzi [and six others] · "Overweight (OW) loads typically require innovative truck configurations that distribute the load more efficiently than traditional five-axle configurations, potentially reducing
6817 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6817-S
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Development of a Laser-based Sensor to Measure True Road Surface Deflection
2017 ... Jorge A. Prozzi [and four others] · The high-speed measurement of accurate pavement surface deflections under a moving wheel at a network-level still remains a challenge in pavement engineering. This goal cannot be accomplished with stationary deflection-measuring devices. Engineers recognize the usefulness of
6873-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-16/0-6873-1
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Corridor-Based Planning Tool for Transportation of Wind Turbine Components. Manual Guide (P1); Workshop Presentation (P2)
2017 ... Chandra R. Bhat [and three others] · "This project produced a corridor-based planning tool for TxDOT’s use in planning for future construction of wind farms and the transportation of wind turbine components. The research team organized a three-hour workshop to present the tool’s predictive functionalities in these areas: (1)
6850-P1/P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6850-P1; Product 0-6850-P2
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· https://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/0-6850-tool.zip
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Texas Transportation Planning for Future Renewable Energy Projects : Final Report
2017 ... Sebastian Astroza [and five others] · There will be a significant increase in the number of renewable energy production facilities in Texas. The construction of wind farms requires the transport of wind turbine components that create increased loads on rural roads and bridges. These rural roads and bridges are typically not
6850-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-16/0-6850-1
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DRT Accessibility Tool (P1); User Guide (P2); Workshop Materials (P3)
2017 ... Sebastian Astroza [and four others]; Research Supervisor: Chandra R. Bhat; · "This tool addresses some of the challenges of operating a demand-responsive transit (DRT) system by determining how well a DRT system serves its riders as well as the most efficient ways to improve this service. The DRT Accessibility Tool is
6768-P1/P2/P3 [CTR] ... Product 0-6768-P1; Product 0-6768-P2; Product 0-6768-P3
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· https://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/0-6768-P1.accdb
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Performance of Preventive Maintenance Treatments for Flexible Pavements in Texas
2017 ... Pedro A. Serigos, Andre Smit, Jorge A. Prozzi · This report documents the work performed in the first year of the Texas Department of TxDOT Project 0-6878. The main objective of this project is to quantify the effectiveness of various popular preventive maintenance (PM) treatments under varying conditions toward
6878-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-16/0-6878-2
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Creation of impacTX : Improved Mobility Plan for Advancing Connected Transportation
2017 ... Kristie Chin, Andrea Gold, Dr. C. Michael Walton · The state is at a pivotal moment in transportation, where the rate of population growth, infrastructure deterioration, and congestion are outpacing Texas’s ability to provide quality service. This document introduces the Texas Technology Task Force, providing highlights on its most
6902-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-17/0-6902-1
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Development of an Accessibility Formulation to Measure Customers’ Evaluations of Demand-Responsive Transit (DRT) Systems : Final Report
2017 ... Sebastian Astroza [and six others] · This report discusses the application of the paratransit microsimulation patron accessibility analysis tool developed by the University of Texas researchers. The research team worked on updating the DRT Accessibility Tool developed by the Texas Department of Transportation’s Public
6768-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-17/0-6768-1
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0-6768, Development of an Accessibility Formulation to Measure Customers’ Evaluations of Demand Responsive Transit (DRT) Systems
[2017] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Chandra R. Bhat; Researchers: Sebastian Astroza [and five others] · Texas has 39 rural transit providers and all of them contend with area-specific challenges in responding to their respective DRT [Demand Responsive Transit] markets. Ensuring
6768 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6768-S ... Project Summary
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Laboratory and Field Studies of Photocatalytic NOx and O3 Removal by Coatings on Concrete
2017 ... Neil Crain [and nine others] · This project involved thorough testing of titanium dioxide (TiO2)-containing commercial photocatalytic coatings applied to portland cement concrete for highway applications, focusing on the use of these coatings as an abatement method for atmospheric nitrogen oxide (NOx) and ozone (O3). The study
6636-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-17/0-6636-1
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Use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) with CFRP Anchors for Shear-Strengthening and Design Recommendations / Quality Control Procedures for CFRP Anchors
2017 ... James O. Jirsa [and nine others] · The objective of the study was to demonstrate the feasibility of using bi-directional layouts of CFRP for shear strengthening of bridge girders. In a previous project (0-6306), it was demonstrated that uni-directional CFRP strips and CFRP anchors improved the shear strength of reinforced concrete
6783-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-16/0-6783-1
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0-6783, Use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) with CFRP Anchors for Shear-Strengthening and Design Recommendations/Quality Control Procedures for CFRP Anchors
[2017] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: James O. Jirsa; Researchers: Wassim M. Ghannoum [and seven others] · "The objective of the study was to demonstrate the feasibility of using bi-directional layouts of CFRP [Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer] for shear strengthening of
6783 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6783-S ... Project Summary
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CAMPO-CTR Dynamic Traffic Assignment Interlocal Agreement FY16 Deliverables Submittal
[2016] ... [Jen Duthie and others] · "Part of Task 3 of the contract with CTR is to assist CAMPO by identifying areas for model improvement. This effort was completed through a variety of means. Some of the assistance was provided as a result of direct requests from CAMPO leadership to examine CAMPO’s modeling practices as they
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