A methodology for using bluetooth to measure real-time work zone travel time
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This thesis seeks to provide guidance on the deployment of Bluetooth sensors for travel time measurement in work zone corridors. The investigation focuses on the detection characteristics of Class 1 and Class 2 Bluetooth devices, and how cultivating an understanding of these characteristics together with the effect of the sensor inquiry cycle length can suggest a more precise method of travel time measurement. This thesis also explores the range of detection location around a Bluetooth sensor in order to recommend a minimum corridor separation of Bluetooth sensors, and to ascertain the best method of Bluetooth travel time derivation. Finally, this thesis investigates these principles further through multiple side-fire deployments on the I-285 corridor in Atlanta, Georgia; as well as two deployments capturing several hours of active work zone travel time.