Application of aerial video for traffic flow monitoring and management

Alejandro Angel, Mark Hickman, Dinesh Chandnani, Pitu Mirchandani

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Abstract

A limitation of most traditional methods of traffic data collection is that they rely on techniques that are strictly local in nature. Airborne sensors can provide sufficient resolution to sense vehicle locations and movements across broader spatial and temporal scales. Based on two recent "proof-of-concept" experiments, this paper describes the logistics involved in collecting and analyzing aerial video data, a general method for analysis of traffic data, specific methods for travel time and delay estimation, and an algorithm for automated vehicle tracking. Digital video, global positioning systems (GPS), and automated image processing are used to improve the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of the data collection and reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering
EditorsK.C.P. Wang
Pages346-353
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the seventh International Conference on: Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 5 2002Aug 7 2002

Other

OtherProceedings of the seventh International Conference on: Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period8/5/028/7/02

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Angel, A., Hickman, M., Chandnani, D., & Mirchandani, P. (2002). Application of aerial video for traffic flow monitoring and management. In K. C. P. Wang (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering (pp. 346-353)