This research consists of two projects:
1. Developing a software tool, called Circuit Comp, that runs within MicroStation and provides lighting circuitry graphics and also calculates the minimum wire gauges for various electrical circuits in illumination and signalization, and
2. Researching the feasibility of developing a software tool that provides complete computer aided road lighting design, also within MicroStation.
For the first project, development of Circuit Comp, the Software Requirements Specification (SRS) and the Software Design Description (SDD) have been completed (see Appendices A and B of this report), along with a prototype of the program’s circuit calculation algorithm, called Wire Comp. Phase II of this project will consist of completing development of the Circuit Comp software.
For the second project, researching the feasibility of a comprehensive road lighting design program, the study suggests the program be developed in three stages: first, write a program that would calculate the illumination of a given light configuration; second, consider expanding the program to include pre-existing roadway templates with pre-set light placement patterns; third, develop the program further to perform all calculations and automatically place light units on the design plan. Phase III of this project will consist of development of the light fixture placement software.
Also see Phase II, KLK461.