Smart Border Systems for Localization and Tracking of Vehicles and Cargo

Principal Investigator(s):

Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

Project summary:

This project seeks to develop solutions for accurate, cost-effective, and reliable tracking and localization of designated vehicles and cargo entering the country across the borders. The solutions developed will use, to the maximum extent possible, existing technologies, making them cost effective. The solution developed for vehicle tracking leverages the wide acceptance of GPS as a solution for fleet tracking, adding to this advanced signal processing technique to ensure that designated vehicles cannot spook or deceive tracking efforts, thereby providing assurance that a vehicle has (or has not) traveled along the designated route. The cargo tracking solution does the same for individual pieces of cargo (separate from the vehicle) that may be moved from from one vehicle to another in the process of transit.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2009106
  • Start date: 09/2008
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Transportation Safety and Traffic Flow