KYSITE Spring Meeting: Signal Phasing And Timing (SPAT) Application Development
Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: University of Kentucky in the University Student Center, Room 230.
Cost: $15 for members and $25 for non-members
PDH: 1.5 PDH’s.
Parking: Attendees are encouraged to park in Structure #5 (right next to Kennedy’s Bookstore).
Signal Phasing And Timing (SPAT) is a major V2I component within US DOT’s future Connected Vehicle architecture. SPAT defines how onboard systems within Connected Vehicles communicate to roadside equipment within traffic signal control systems. Dr. Zhang is introducing a research project conducted at Saxton Transportation Operations Lab at FHWA’s Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center during his sabbatical leave as a professor at Mississippi State University.
There are two major parts in Dr. Zhang’s research. The first part is to establish an open source communication/hardware-in-the-loop traffic simulation test bed so applications utilizing the SPAT messages can be modeled, developed, debugged and evaluated with real world communications and traffic control hardware. It is anticipated that the test bed can be used by other connected vehicle researchers as well.
In the second part, Dr. Zhang has explored SPAT applications and will demonstrate the safety and environmental benefits. In his presentation, he will present the queue management prototypes and corridor progression prototypes to improve mobility and dilemma zone applications to improve safety.
Li Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, F. ITE
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Saxton Transportation Operations Lab.
Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA, 22101