Advanced Research in Transportation Engineering Systems Laboratory

ART lab interior

ART-Engines Lab at UC, the transportation engineering research and educational laboratory, is located in 735 Engineering Research Center. ART-Engines Lab includes personal computers, video equipment, cameras, radio communication devices, and traffic sensors. This equipment provides the capability to examine traffic flow on a real-time basis and to develop algorithms, mathematical models, and software for applications to study freeways and surface streets problems. VEVID (Vehicle Video-Capture Data Collector), developed by the PI, allows vehicle trajectory data to be extracted with cost‑efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy, under almost all weather conditions.

ART lab interior

The availability of vehicular trajectory data, made it easier to study microscopic traffic characteristics and to utilize simulation modeling. Traffic signal controller simulator system is also available to provide the capability of integrating controller functionality with simulation-based traffic conditions. ART-Engines lab also provides graduate students office space and facilities for research activities. Traffic analysis devices and experimental equipment include: traffic counters, video camcorder, GPS travel data logger, wheel metering, controller system installed in cabinet, and other supplies. Software include: VISSIM/VISUM, PARAMICS, ArcGIS, HCS, Tyansit-7F, and PASS-II. The Web development hardware includes: database and web server. The photographs show key equipment available at the ART-Engines Lab.

Director

Headshot of Heng Wei

Heng Wei

Professor , CEAS - Civil Eng

730 Engineering Research Cntr

513-556-3781

Research Support

Grant: #OSP 05176 Investigators:Wei, Heng 05-01-2005 -12-31-2005 TEC Engineering, Inc. Intelligent Transport System Master Plan for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Role:PI $42,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #TECEngineering Investigators:Wei, Heng 01-01-2006 -01-31-2007 TEC Engineering, Inc. Traffic Study to Treat Hazardous Locations in Riyadh Role:PI $32,330.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 005192 OTC / UTC Investigators:Wei, Heng 07-01-2007 -02-28-2009 Department of Transportation Characterize Dynamic Dilemma Zone and Minimize its Effect at Signalized Intersections Role:PI $19,995.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #EEC-0808696 Investigators:Abot, Jandro; Breiner, Jonathan; Koehler, Catherine; Kukreti, Anant; Lu, Mingming; Maltbie, Catherine; Markle, Glenn; Rutz, Eugene; Shanov, Vesselin; Sorial, George; Wei, Heng 06-01-2009 -05-31-2014 National Science Foundation Sustainable Engineering for Urban Needs: Research Experiences for Middle and High School Teachers Role:Collaborator $455,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #DTRT06-G-0037 Investigators:Wei, Heng 03-08-2009 -11-30-2010 Department of Transportation Optimal Loop Placement and Models for Increasing Accuracy of Length-Based Vehicle Classification and Stop-and-Go Traffic in Ohio Role:PI $45,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #22424 Investigators:Wei, Heng 08-13-2009 -06-30-2011 Department of Transportation Optimum Loop Place That Balances Operational Efficiency and Dilemma Zone Protection Role:PI $78,060.41 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #EP-C-05-056 / PEG4-84T4.1 Investigators:Suidan, Makram; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng 09-30-2009 -12-31-2010 Environmental Protection Agency Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Role:Collaborator $129,178.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #R7330-UC / DTRT06-G-0037 Mod 4&5 Investigators:Lu, Mingming; Wei, Heng 09-01-2010 -12-31-2011 Department of Transportation Integrating Traffic Operation with Emission Impact using Dual-Loop Data Role:PI $32,461.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #EEC-1004623 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Keener, Timothy; Khang, Soon Jai; Kukreti, Anant; Kupferle, Margaret; Lee, Joo; Lu, Mingming; Shanov, Vesselin; Sorial, George; Wei, Heng 09-01-2010 -08-31-2014 National Science Foundation REU Site in Sustainable Urban Environments Role:Collaborator $600,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #EP-C-11-006/PEG1-45T2&3 UC Investigators:Sorial, George; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng 10-17-2011 -09-29-2013 Environmental Protection Agency Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Change, Tasks 2&3 Role:Collaborator $200,536.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #ODOT Agreement 24752 Investigators:Wei, Heng 04-01-2012 -06-30-2013 Department of Transportation Bicycle Trip Forecasting Model: Cincinnati Metropolitan Case Study Role:PI $40,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #ODOT 24837 Investigators:Lu, Mingming; Wei, Heng 04-21-2012 -08-21-2014 Department of Transportation Traffic Data for Integrated Project-Level PM2.5 Conformity Analysis Role:PI $319,796.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #60031037/GRT00005994 / DTRT07-G-0005 Investigators:Wei, Heng 09-01-2011 -09-30-2012 Department of Transportation NEXTRANS Center: Increasing Accuracy of Vehicle Speed Measurement in Congested Traffic over Dual-Loop Sensors Role:PI $6,350.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #60037348 \ Purdue 4108-21573 amend 24 project 0920Y04 \ DTRT07-G-005 Investigators:Wei, Heng 01-01-2012 -08-15-2013 Department of Transportation Increasing Accuracy of Vehicle Speed Measurement in Congested Traffic over Dual-Loop Sensors - Years 3 & 4 Role:PI $6,350.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #EP-C-11-006/PEG UC WA#3-45, Task 2 Investigators:Sorial, George; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng 11-22-2013 -09-29-2014 Environmental Protection Agency Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Role:PI $39,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #TOHODT05.PE1R/ODOT 17796 Investigators:Wei, Heng 10-01-2013 -03-31-2014 Ohio Department of Transportation HAM IR71 & IR74 Ramp Meter Study (ODOT PID #95568) Role:PI $21,305.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #26231 Investigators:Wei, Heng 04-01-2014 -08-01-2015 Department of Transportation Adaptive Video-based Vehicle Classification Technique for Monitoring Traffic Role:PI $40,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #EEC-1404766 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Bhattacharya, Prabir; Cohen, Kelly; Franco, John; Guliants, Vadim; Kastner, Jeffrey; Kukreti, Anant; Kupferle, Margaret; Lu, Mingming; Nistor, Vasille; Sorial, George; Wei, Heng; Wendell, David 05-01-2014 -04-30-2017 National Science Foundation RET Site on "Challenge-Based Learning and Engineering Design Process Enhanced Research Experiences for Middle and High School In-Service Teachers." Role:Collaborator $498,949.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #EP-C-11-006 / PEG WA#4-45,Task 1,2,3 02-18-2015 -09-29-2015 Environmental Protection Agency Pegasus sub EPA WA 4-45, Task 1 / Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Role:PI $.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #EP-C-11-006 / PEG WA#4-45,Task 1,2,3 02-18-2015 -09-29-2015 Environmental Protection Agency Pegasus sub EPA WA 4-45, Task 1 / Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Role:PI $.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #EP-C-11-006 / PEG WA# 4-11, Task 1A and 1B Investigators:Sorial, George; Wei, Heng 05-11-2015 -09-29-2015 Environmental Protection Agency Water and Community Adaptation Methods and Applications Role:PI $29,993.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #PEGSUB-UC-16-001 WA #0-11 Task 1 Investigators:Sorial, George; Wei, Heng 01-21-2016 -09-29-2016 Environmental Protection Agency "Water and Community Adaptation Methods and Applications." Role:PI $50,829.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #Trinity Consult sub FHWA DTFH6117C00028 Investigators:Balachandran, Sivaraman; Wei, Heng 09-15-2017 -08-31-2018 Federal Highway Administration Aermod vs. Caline - A comparative Performance Evaluation Role:PI $30,939.68 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #32374 / FHA E180650 Investigators:Ma, Jiaqi; Wei, Heng 08-17-2018 -02-17-2019 Federal Highway Administration Analyzing Various Data Sources and Evaluating Effectiveness of Providing Travel Time for Non-Freeways Role:Collaborator $57,441.77 Active Level:Federal