Development of the Advanced Rotary Plow (ARP) for Snow Removal Operations

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General Information
Study Number: SPR-3(091)
Lead Organization: California Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 148
Partners: AK, CA, NV, UT
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013
Contract End Date: Jun 30, 2005
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $0.00
Total Commitments Received:
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Nathan Newell
nathan.newell@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-227-8763
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 0 $0.00
California Department of Transportation 2000 $0.00
Nevada Department of Transportation 2000 $0.00
Utah Department of Transportation 2000 $0.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov

Objectives

Present operations to remove snow around barrier devices, such as guardrails, have the rotary snowplow in contact with the barrier device. This causes damage to the plow and to the infrastructure. There are also safety issues involved if the driver misses or contacts the end of the barrier device. This project develops an automated guidance system for rotary plows along barrier devices to insure that the plow does not contact the barrier device while removing snow as close as possible to the barrier device. (updated 7/7/01)

Comments

Active. The equipment is currently in the development stage and will be tested this winter with the goal of full automation in Winter 2003. (2/5/02). This project expired on 6/30/2005. The final report was published in August 2006. I am currently in the process of closing out the project.

Subjects: Maintenance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Official Closeout Memo SPR-3(091) -- Close out Memo -Electronic Signature.pdf Memorandum Public

Development of the Advanced Rotary Plow (ARP) for Snow Removal Operations

General Information
Study Number: SPR-3(091)
Lead Organization: California Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 148
Partners: AK, CA, NV, UT
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013
Contract End Date: Jun 30, 2005
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $0.00
Total Commitments Received:
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Nathan Newell
nathan.newell@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-227-8763
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 0 $0.00
California Department of Transportation 2000 $0.00
Nevada Department of Transportation 2000 $0.00
Utah Department of Transportation 2000 $0.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov

Study Description

Objectives

Present operations to remove snow around barrier devices, such as guardrails, have the rotary snowplow in contact with the barrier device. This causes damage to the plow and to the infrastructure. There are also safety issues involved if the driver misses or contacts the end of the barrier device. This project develops an automated guidance system for rotary plows along barrier devices to insure that the plow does not contact the barrier device while removing snow as close as possible to the barrier device. (updated 7/7/01)

Comments

Active. The equipment is currently in the development stage and will be tested this winter with the goal of full automation in Winter 2003. (2/5/02). This project expired on 6/30/2005. The final report was published in August 2006. I am currently in the process of closing out the project.

Subjects: Maintenance

Title File/Link Type Private
Official Closeout Memo SPR-3(091) -- Close out Memo -Electronic Signature.pdf Memorandum Public

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