Title page for ETD etd-1113103-124913

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Varanasi, Srinivas
Author's Email Address svaran1@lsu.edu
URN etd-1113103-124913
Title Assessing the Feasibility of Supplying Vehicle Activity Data to MOBILE6 Using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Degree Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.)
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Chester G Wilmot Committee Chair
Brian Wolshon Committee Member
Sherif Ishak Committee Member
  • overlay procedure
  • vehicle activity data
  • GPS
Date of Defense 2003-10-20
Availability unrestricted
MOBILE6 is a software program developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to estimate current and future vehicle emissions. The EPA requires all states to develop emission inventories for State Implementation Plans (SIPs) and to demonstrate conformity in non-attainment areas. The primary objective of the MOBILE models is to develop emission inventories in compliance with EPA’s regulations.

The research reported in this study is primarily a proof-of-concept study of the feasibility of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to supply vehicle activity data to MOBILE6. However, it also deals with identifying vehicle registration input to MOBILE6 using non-GPS sources. Input data obtained from GPS and non-GPS sources are graphically and statistically compared with the EPA’s national default values.

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