Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

979

Author

Zach Johnson

Date

2013

Date of Award

11-27-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Transportation Engineering

Committee Chair

Mihalis Golias

Committee Member

Stephanie Ivey

Committee Member

Martin Lipinski

Committee Member

Sabyasachee Mishra

Abstract

The availability of GPS technology has allowed for significant advances in the research of freight transportation. Current systems enable information to be gathered on an individualistic scale including informations such as speed, direction and location within feet of their actual location. Several agencies have begun the process of collection and archiving data into large databases to make access and continuity of the information readily available to researchers. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is contracted with freight companies to collect their truck GPS information and add it to a large database. This is one of the most extensive truck GPS databases available and is important to the furtherance of freight research. In order to fully utilize this "raw" data, algorithms need to be developed that will analyze and produce information on key performance measures that have been difficult to obtain otherwise.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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