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Simulating Signal Phase and Timing with an Intersection Collision Avoidance Traffic Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5716C10008
Agency Tracking Number: 101FH3003IIB
Amount: $749,980.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 101FH3
Solicitation Number: DTRT5710RSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-01-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-01-05
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060-6491
United States
DUNS: 556397615
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 Chief Technical Officer
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Title: CEO
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Research Institution

eTEXAS is an integrated traffic and communications simulator developed in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to support the development of Connected Vehicle (CV) Apps and to perform research on vehicle and roadside Dedicated Short-Range Communication/Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (DSRC/WAVE) communications using the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standardized J2735 message set. eTEXAS provides a web based interface including vehicle animations. eTEXAS supports using J2735 messages, and an experimental message set produced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). eTEXAS is a platform to assist organizations developing and validating Apps. eTEXAS integrates a mobility model with a DSRC communications model and simulating the communications of CV Apps deployed on DSRC equipment such as On-Board Units (equipped on vehicles) and Road-Side Equipment (RSE) equipped on infrastructure.

The Phase IIB project will prove the Phase II eTEXAS model through field trials, engage stakeholders through training, and enhance eTEXAS with additional features. These features include adding cellular communications as an alternative to DSRC/WAVE, multi-simulator capability to scale via parallel execution of number of communication nodes (in vehicles or road side equipment) and to use eTEXAS as part of a road network simulation with multiple intersections.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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