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Transportation/Information Technology Research Program to Support CapWIN

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $472,500)

Project Summary for grant 2002-TE-CX-K001

The Capital Area Wireless Integrated Network (CapWIN) Project seeks to establish mobile and non-mobile wireless information technology integration among regional metropolitan Washington, D.C. state, district, county public safety, transportation, fire, and emergency medical service agencies. Specifically, CapWIN will seek to improve emergency response time and traffic incident detection and recovery. As a CapWIN participant since the program began in 1999, the Smart Travel Laboratory (STL) of the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Virginia (UVA) has played the lead role in incorporating transportation management aspects into the CapWIN system.

UVA CTS will develop a prototype incident management tool. The tool will allow system managers of networks to view, access, and manage their domain/jurisdiction network from multiple platforms (desktop, wireless laptops, wireless handheld devices). Initially, emphasis will be given to the transportation domain in viewing information from the system managers own collection networks, as well as the new information provided from the CapWIN network via a wire-line link that will be established between the CapWIN and the STL. UVA CTS will also develop a prototype Integrated System Security Monitor (ISSM). This system is designed for the monitoring of the security of integrated transportation systems. Such systems are typically a diverse mixture of public and private networks that share information in order to provide a broad range of transportation information. The ISSM is designed to provide system monitoring and feedback to all members of the integrated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). The system id state-based and is designed to be easy to implement, require minimal bandwidth, and require minimal system resources for each member of the network.

Date Created: September 29, 2002