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CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGIES This chapter
CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGIES
This chapter provides a general introduction to the technologies added to the prototype
maintenance vehicles, assembly of the vehicles, and test drive and data capture routes during
Phase II. Chapters 5 through 12 discuss specific technologies in detail.
BASIC PROTOTYPE VEHICLE CONFIGURATIONS
CTRE developed a matrix of technology providers, equipment names, model numbers, and
versions for technologies selected for the winter of 1997-1998. Table 4-1 lists the general
technologies and providers, along with common reference names used throughout these chapters
and the specific chapter in which each technology is discussed. Table 4-2 lists the specific
components assembled on the Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota prototype vehicles for 1997-1998.
Table 4-3 lists contact information for technology providers.
Two companies initially integrated the add-on components on the prototype vehicles.
Monitor Truck Equipment, located in Monroe, Wisconsin, assembled the Iowa and Michigan
vehicles. Tyler Ice, a division of Tyler Industries, located in Benson, Minnesota, assembled the
Minnesota vehicle. Figure 4-1 shows the location of add-on technologies on Iowa’s prototype
vehicle.
As with any new or unique version of a product, the initial setup was subject to change. The
prototype vehicles were the first of their kind in terms of advanced technology design and
purpose. Some of the components, not originally designed for installation on a maintenance
vehicle, posed unique challenges and required modified placement or other adjustments. As the
vehicles were operated during Phase II, CTRE and DOT users identified additional modifications
needed and made alterations.
CTRE solicited the DOTs, Monroe Truck Equipment, and Tyler Ice for detailed information
concerning modifications made to the equipment and vehicles. Specific modifications are
discussed in Chapters 5 through 11.
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Table 4-1 Technology reference
Technology Provider
Technology
Reference Name
DOT
Trucks, Plows, and Spreaders
Rockwell International
Rockwell International
Roadware Corporation
PlowMaster Computer
Global Positioning System
Norsemeter ROAR Friction
Meter
Pavement/Air Temperature
Sensors
Engine Power Booster
High-Intensity Discharge
Warning Lights
Reverse Obstacle Sensor
Sprague Controls
Fosseen Manufacturing
Innovative Warning
Systems
Global Sensor Systems
Air &
Pavement
Temperature
Sensor
Data
Communications
(Real Time)
Phase III
Trucks, Plows, and
Spreaders
PlowMaster
GPS
Friction Meter
Chapter
Reference
5
6
7
8
Temperature Sensors
9
Engine Booster
HID Lights
10
11
Reverse Obstacle
Sensor
12
Global
Positioning
System
Material
Applicators
Power
Booster
Fiber Optic
Lights
Onboard
Computer
Friction
Meter
Back Up
Sensors
Figure 4-1 Iowa’s prototype maintenance vehicle
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Table 4-2 Concept vehicle technology and providers matrix
Technology
Truck
Front Plow
Wing Plow
Underbody Plow
(Scraper)
GPS
PlowMaster™
Material Spreader
Material Spreader
Controller
Engine Power
Booster
Friction Meter
Pavement/Air
Temperature
Power System
Reverse Obstacle
Sensor
High-Intensity
Warning Lights
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Michigan
O’Halloran International
International Navistar NAV 4900
(1996)
Monroe Truck Equipment
MTE MV-96-84-50-304-SS
Monroe Truck Equipment
MTE HDBW-11
Monroe Truck Equipment
MTE TS961B
Rockwell International
GPS Antenna part number 0131925-150
Rockwell International
Rockwell Plowmaster™ #8220972-004
Monroe Truck Equipment
Monroe Brute MSV
Navistar International Corporation
International Navistar NAV 2574
(1996)
Monroe Truck Equipment
MTE DSM-120-86-48/304-MICH
Monroe Truck Equipment
MTE RMJW-10
Monroe Truck Equipment
MTE 050-9012-0000-MICH
Rockwell International
GPS Antenna part number 013-1925150
Rockwell International
Rockwell Plowmaster™ #822-0972004
Monroe Truck Equipment
Monroe Duz Mor
Bristol Company
Bristol SYN/CON Controller
Component Technology
Spreadrite GL-400
Fosseen Manufacturing &
Development Ltd.
Hydrofire Power Booster (Custom
Built)
Roadware Corporation
Norsemeter Roadway Analyzer and
Recorder (ROAR) II
Sprague Controls
RoadWatch Temperature Indicating
System, RW1, 600 Series
Raven Industries
Raven DCS 700 De-Ice Control
System
Wired Rite Systems
Integrated Power System
Global Sensor Systems
Global Search-Eye Sensor System
[Infrared] GS3000A
Innovative Warning
Systems/Federal Signal
Corporation
Spectra High-Intensity Discharge
(HID) Fiber Optic Lighting
System, HIDSYS-01
Wired Rite Systems
Integrated Power System
Global Sensor Systems
Global Search-Eye Sensor System
[Infrared] GS3000A
This option was not installed on the
Michigan vehicle, it was a state
option on whether to install it or not
Fosseen Manufacturing &
Development Ltd.
Hydrofire Power Booster (Custom
Built)
Roadware Corporation
Norsemeter Roadway Analyzer and
Recorder (ROAR) II
Sprague Controls
RoadWatch Temperature Indicating
System, RW1, 600 Series
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Minnesota
Boyer Ford
Ford L9000 (1996)
Falls
Minnesota
Root
Rockwell International
GPS Antenna part number 0131925-150
Rockwell International
Rockwell Plowmaster™ #8220972-004
Tyler Industries
Tyler V-Blend Dual Chamber
Hopper
Tyler Industries Quantum
Controller and LDS-1000 AntiIce System
Fosseen Manufacturing &
Development Ltd.
Hydrofire Power Booster
(Custom Built)
Roadware Corporation
Norsemeter Roadway Analyzer
and Recorder (ROAR) II
Sprague Controls
RoadWatch Temperature
Indicating System, RW1, 600
Series
Wired Rite Systems
Integrated Power System
Global Sensor Systems
Global Search-Eye Sensor
System [Infrared] GS3000A
Innovative Warning
Systems/Federal Signal
Corporation
Spectra High-Intensity Discharge
(HID) Fiber Optic Lighting
System, HIDSYS-01
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Table 4-3 Names, addresses, and phone numbers of private sector participants
Company
Contact
Person
Voice
Fax
E-Mail
Boyer Ford
2623 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413-2828
Bristol Company
7140 West 117th Avenue
Suite C-1
Broomfield, CO 80020-2978
Component Technology
1225 Illinois Street
Des Moines, IA 50314-3189
Federal Signal Corporation
18606 81st Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477-6257
Fosseen Mfg. & Development
206 May Street, PO Box 10
Radcliffe, IA 50230-0010
(N/A)
(612) 627-5543
(N/A)
(N/A)
Jack Doherty
(303) 665-7233
(303) 665-7252
(N/A)
Jim Bernardy
(800) 333-7411
(515) 244-7411
(515) 244-4204
(N/A)
(N/A)
(708) 633-4666
(N/A)
(N/A)
Dick Evans
(515) 899-2115
(515) 899-2147
fosseenfmd@netins.net
Ray Glenn
(905) 507-0007
(905) 507-4177
(N/A)
Dale Braddock, Jr.
(612) 861-3822
(612) 861-4230
(N/A)
Norm LaValla
(800) 356-8134
(608) 329-8113
(608) 328-8390
(N/A)
(N/A)
(219) 461-1113
(N/A)
(N/A)
Bob Kyser
(800) 800-6503
(515) 967-3300
(515) 967-0206
(N/A)
(N/A)
(605) 336-2750
(605) 335-0268
(N/A)
Gil Boettcher
(800) 828-2726
(519) 442-2264
(519) 442-3680
gboettcher@roadware.c
om
Scott Harry
Greg Tomsic
(319) 295-5676
(319) 295-3743
(319) 295-0534
(319) 295-5420
Norman Petersen
Glenda Westover
(800) 441-2048
(503) 263-3350
(503) 263-0532
sharry@cacd.rockwell.
com
gwtomsic@cacd.rockw
ell.com
npeterse@scioreg.echli
n.com
www.netins.net/showca
se/fmd/
Global Sensor Systems
400 Brunel Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L4Z 2C2
Innovative Warning Systems
411 West 60th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419-2255
Monroe Truck Equipment
1051 West 7th Street
Monroe, WI 53566-9102
Navistar International Corp.
2911 Meyer Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46803-2926
O’Halloran International
3311 Adventureland Drive
Altoona, IA 50009-9593
Raven Industries
205 East 6th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57102-0430
w3.iw.net/raven/
Roadware Corporation
147 East River Road
Paris, Ontario
Canada ON N3L 3T6
www.roadware.com/
Rockwell International
350 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
www.rockwell.com/
Sprague Controls
1140 NW 3rd Avenue
Canby, OR 97013-3441
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Table 4-3 Names, addresses, and phone numbers of private sector participants (cont.)
Company
Contact
Person
Voice
Fax
E-Mail
Tyler Ice
PO Box 249
East Highway 12
Benson, MN 56215-0249
Dave Gelhar
(800) 328-9128
(320) 843-3333
(320) 843-2467
(N/A)
Dave Rhodes
Chuck Lamb
(800) 538-7483
(707) 545-7474
(800) 525-7483
(707) 545-7475
wiredrite@sonic.net
Duane Smith
Jeff Zogg
Karen Giese
(515) 294-8103
(515) 294-0467
desmith@iastate.edu
karen@ctre.iastate.edu
www.teamtyler.com/
Wired Rite Systems
5468 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1084
www.wiredrite.com/
CTRE
ISU Research Park
2625 N Loop Drive Suite 2100
Ames, IA 50010-8615
www.ctre.iastate.edu/
A user manual containing documentation for operating and troubleshooting the advanced
technologies was produced for the prototype vehicles. Each of the three consortium state DOTs
received a user manual specific to its uniquely configured vehicle, and a master manual for all
technologies used on the vehicles is on file at CTRE.
A form was developed for DOT personnel to document problems, repairs, and maintenance
performed on each prototype vehicle. In addition, telephone interviews were conducted with
vehicle operators to ascertain equipment performance. Information from the interviews was
documented, providing a record of users’ reactions. The results are provided in Chapter 15.
CTRE documented equipment performance during actual winter operating conditions during
1997-1998 and established modified system requirements for Phase III. Suggested modifications
are discussed in Chapter 16.
PROTOTYPE VEHICLE ROUTES
The Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota DOTs assigned their respective prototype vehicle to a
specific maintenance route for the winter 1997-1998. Figures 4-2, 4-3, and 4-4 contain
descriptions and maps of the vehicle routes in Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan, respectively.
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Iowa The route is on Interstate 35, between mileposts 87 and 102, or between the I-80/I-35/I235 interchange on the northeast side of Des Moines to Iowa highway 210 interchange. This
area is north of the Des Moines metropolitan area.
Figure 4-2 Iowa prototype vehicle route, winter 1997-1998
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Minnesota The route is on US 169, between Belle Plaine (south end) and Minnesota highway
41 (north end). This area is on the southwest side of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
Figure 4-3 Minnesota prototype vehicle route, winter 1997-1998
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Michigan The route is along US 131, between mileposts 160 (south end) and 173 (north end),
or between a point 1 ½ miles north of Ashton to the Wexford-Osceola county line. This area is
in the northwest Lower Peninsula, south of Cadillac. The friction meter is located near Lansing,
which is in the south central portion of the Lower Peninsula.
Figure 4-4 Michigan prototype vehicle route, winter 1997-1998
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