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Truck Fleet Data Display for Burlington Department of Public Works. University of Vermont Senior Experience in Engineering Design. The Team. University of Vermont Undergraduates: Yago Alonso Garcia – Electrical Engineering Kenn Austin – Computer Science Matt Clark – Mechanical Engineering

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Truck fleet data display for burlington department of public works

Truck Fleet Data Display for Burlington Department of Public Works

University of Vermont Senior Experience in Engineering Design


The team
The Team Works

  • University of Vermont Undergraduates:

    • Yago Alonso Garcia – Electrical Engineering

    • Kenn Austin – Computer Science

    • Matt Clark – Mechanical Engineering

    • Alex Estey – Mechanical Engineering

  • University of Vermont Faculty Advisor:

    • Jeff Frolik – Electrical Engineering

  • Burlington Department of Public Works:

    • Norm Baldwin – Assistant Director of Public Works


The customer
The Customer Works

  • Burlington Department of Public Works (BDPW)

    • Responsible for approximately:

      • 240 lane-miles of road

      • 220 miles of sidewalk

    • 14 Full time employees working within the Right of Way (R.O.W.) workgroup

    • Fleet:

      • 10 Full-sized Trucks with Wing Plows

      • 3 Mid-Sized Trucks

      • 3 Bucket Loaders

      • 12 Sidewalk Tractors


The problem
The Problem Works

  • Develop an operational tracking system for BDPW’s fleet of Snow Removal and Deicing Vehicles

    • System must be real time

    • Collect data for:

      • Position (GPS)

      • Speed

      • Salt Spreading

      • Temperature (Road and Ambient)

      • Plow Engagement

    • All data sent back to BDPW real-time

    • Data Displayed in Easily Readable Format For BDPW Customer Support and Management


Motivation for tracking system
Motivation For Tracking System Works

  • No Real-Time Accountability For Road and Sidewalk Clearing

    • Better Response Customer Inquiries

    • Alter Deployment to Respond to Varying Conditions

  • Analyze Clearing Schemes For Improved Response


Potential solution data collection
Potential Solution: Data Collection Works

  • Cirus Controls SpreadSmart RxTM

    • Collects Data For:

      • Position via GPS

      • Speed

      • Salt Spreading

      • Temperature (Road and Ambient)

      • Plow Engagement

    • Drive-By Download of Data via Wi-Fi Router

      • Not Real-Time

    • Scalable

    • Maintainable Long-Term


Potential solution data collection1
Potential Solution: Data Collection Works

  • Motorola Digital Mobile Radio

    • Tracks Location (GPS)

    • Sends Data Over Digital Radio Channel

      • Real-time

      • Service Charge to use radio network

    • Limited capabilities for integration with other sensors

    • Scalable


Our solution
Our Solution Works

  • Integrate Cirus Controls Logger System with Broadband Enabled Ruggedized Tablet PC

    • Real-Time

    • Sensor Integration with Logger Already Established

    • Ruggedized Tablet PC to withstand harsh operating environment


The data flow collection
The Data Flow: Collection Works

  • Sensors:

  • Location

  • Speed

  • Salt Spreading

  • Temperature

  • Plow Engagement

Cirus Controls

Logger

Tablet PC


The data flow distribution
The Data Flow: Distribution Works

Verizon Wireless

Broadband Network Card

Tablet PC

MySQL Database

On City of Burlington Server

BDPW


Data display software application
Data Display Software Application Works

  • Raw Data From Cirus Logger Is Converted to a Shape File (ArcGIS Format) at BDPW

  • Data is Displayed in a Program Developed in Visual Basic with the Assistance of the ArcGIS Software Development Kit (SDK)


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