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October 14, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations (218) 726-8830,
Carol Wolosz, NATSRL Program Coordinator (218) 726-7446,

NATSRL and Mn/DOT District One
(Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratories, UMD)
"Research Day 2004"
A day to learn about innovative transportation research projects impacting the Northland

November 4, 2004
8 a.m. to 3 p.m

at MN/Dot District One Headquarters
1123 Mesaba Avenue, Duluth MN

The Public is Cordially Invited

Research Day 2004, a day to learn about innovative transportation research projects impacting the Northland, will be held November 4 from 8 a.m. To 3 p.m. at Mn/DOT District One Headquarters, 1123 Mesaba Avenue in Duluth. The event is co-sponsosred by NATSRL (Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratories, UMD) and Mn/DOT District One.

For more information and a program schedule, call (218) 726-7446 or email

- NATSRL is supported through the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), The University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies (CTS), Intelligent Transporation Systems (ITS) Institute, and Graduate School and Mn/DOT.

Schedule of Research Papers and Poster Presentations Listed Here:

Morning Agenda
Research Papers

Welcome Reception/Poster Session
- Host Welcome, Mike Robinson, District Engineer, Mn/DOT District 1
- Speaker Introduction, Dr. James P. Riehl, Dean, College of Science and Engineering and NATSRL Program Director
Vehicle Identification Using ILDs and Magnetoresistive Sensors, presented by Dr. Stanley Burns
A Traffic Data Warehousing Scheme, presented by Dr. Richard Maclin
Deconvolution and Blind Deconvolution of Vehicle Inductance Signature for Vehicle Reidentification, presented by Dr. Taek Kwon
Life Cycle Costing of Fleet Assets: Modeling, Data, and the Role of Intelligent Vehicle Systems, presented by Dr. David A. Wyrick
The Geographic Information Sciences Laboratory?s Role in the Creation of a Statewide Roadway Data Resource, presented by Stacey Stark
Break for Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Agenda
Research Papers and Progress Reports

- Poster Session
- Speaker Introduction, Dr. Stanley Burns, UMD Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head and Principal Investigator, NATSRL Program
Research Agenda for Mn/DOT. Presented by Dr. Eil Kwon, PE, Mn/DOT
Modeling Issues Associated with Sensor Technologies for the Nondestructive Evaluation of Timber Bridges, presented by Dr. Harlan Stech
Development of WIM Probe for WIM Equipment Diagnostics and Data Quality Control, presented by Dr. Taek M. Kwon
Characterization of De-Icing Operations Used for Winter Road Maintenance, presented by Dr. Emmanuel U. Enemuoh
- Closing Remarks.
- Dr. James Riehl, NATSRL Program Director


Development of Flexural Vibration Inspection Techniques to Rapidly Assess the Structural Health of Rural Bridge Systems. Brian K. Brashaw and Robert J. Vatalaro

Inductive Loop Detector Vehicle Signature Analysis Using Vehicle Magnetic Field Models, Simulations and Measurements. Timothy Delf *, David Keranen, and Dr. Stanley Burns

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
Special Events Traffic Flow Study - Mobility Monitoring and Performance Measure via the Dynamic Traffic Time Prediction. Nan Zhang*, Feng Qian*, Nan Yang* and Dr. Jiann-Shiou Yang

Life Cycle Costing: A Generalized Fleet Asset
Model. Santiago Erquicia* and Dr. David A. Wyrick

Life Cycle Costing and Utilization for Mn/DOT.
Andy Sivanich*, Nirish Dhruv* and
Dr. David A. Wyrick

Mn/DOT Senior Design Project. Nate Hartman*,
Andy Wagner*, and Tim Dorau* and
Dr. David A. Wyrick

Benchmarking Fleet Management Performance.
Brandon Storhaug* and Dr. David A. Wyrick

Magnetoresistive Sensors for Vehicle Identification.
Zachary Serre* and Dr. Stanley Burns

Natural Frequency of Vibration of Timber Bridges.
Joseph Erickson*, Fenghuan Wang*, Dr. Guihua Fei,
Dr. Zhuangyi Liu, Dr. Harlan Stech and
Dr. Steven Trogdon

(*) identifies UMD student (___) identifies the project PI

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