Identifier

etd-1113103-124913

Degree

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

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.

Date

2003

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Chester G Wilmot

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