TMC Environmental Monitoring Functional Area

Description

Management of environmental sensors and assimilation of collected data with other current and forecast road conditions and surface weather information from weather service providers and roadway maintenance operations.

Included In

Local Traffic Management Center
TxDOT District Traffic Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall remotely control environmental sensors that measure road surface temperature, moisture, icing, salinity, and other measures.
2The center shall remotely control environmental sensors that measure weather conditions including temperature, wind, humidity, precipitation, and visibility.
3The center shall assimilate current and forecast road conditions and surface weather information using a combination of weather service provider information (such as the National Weather Service and value-added sector specific meteorological services), data from roadway maintenance operations, and environmental data collected from sensors deployed on and about the roadway.
4The center shall provide weather and road condition information to weather service providers and center personnel.
5The center shall respond to control data from center personnel regarding environmental sensor control and weather data collection and processing.