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A concept is presented which describes the role of simulation (more properly, real-time man-in-the-loop simulation) across the entire life cycle of a weapon system. Novel aspects of the concept include the potential for the selective use of the developer's "engineering" simulator during operational test and evaluation (OT&E) as well as the merits of a(More)
FOREWORD The FHWA's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program's overall goal is to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility. From better crosswalks, sidewalks and pedestrian technologies to growing educational and safety programs, the FHWA's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program strives to pave the way for a more walkable future. At(More)
The present study evaluated the ability of automated pedestrian detection capabilities to provide the means to detect the presence of pedestrians as they approach the curb prior to crossing the street, and then to use that information to 'call' the WALK signal without any action required on the part of the pedestrian. The automated detection of pedestrians(More)
The rapid growth in computational system capabilities, fueled by continuous development in the microprocessor and computer graphics industries, have resulted in a level of computer image generation capability that was largely unimaginable by those involved in defense applications of 'visual simulation' in the 1980s. While early monochrome, mainframe-based(More)
GENERAL INTRODUTION AND OVERVIEW With supplemental funding from NIH/NEI, the Western Michigan University bio-engineering research partnership (BRP) has undertaken an evaluation of computer modeling and simulation capabilities that might be applied to the development and evaluation of alternative behavioral and engineering/design interventions aimed at(More)
is responsible for an NCHRP funded effort to identify and evaluate roundabout and channelized turn lane treatments intended to improve facility access for visually impaired pedestrians. As part of this effort, ITRE is utilizing VISSIM micro-simulation/modeling capabilities to investigate the (estimated) effectiveness of proposed treatments in advance of(More)
Commercial Motor Vehicle (i.e., truck and bus) Enforcement at the state level represents intensive, data-driven efforts in the areas of roadside driver and vehicle inspections, the enforcement of serious Commercial Driver License (CDL) traffic violations, carrier compliance reviews, the tracking of 'New Entrants,' public education and outreach, as well as(More)
In transportation, a shift in from is taking place from the principle use of visualization (TRB 2006 International Symposium on Visualization in Transportation) to represent the 'appearance' of structures and facilities (Hixon, 2006) to the visualization of how major transportation 'systems' work or " operate " (Hughes, 2006); as a case in point, TRB A 2010(More)