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1 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Transportation Secure Data Center (TSDC) Update Presented at the TRB Annual Meeting, January 2013 Operated by: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems (CTTS) Contact: Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Contact:

2 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY FunctionsAFDCHSDCTSDCCFDC Securely Archive Sensitive DataYYY Provide Public/Composite DataYYYY Quality Control ProcessingYYYY Spatial Mapping/GIS AnalysisYYYY Custom Reports for Providers or DOEYY Application Process for Controlled AccessY Detailed GPS Drive Cycle Analysis (including the interactive DRIVE tool and Fleet DNA portion of the CFDC) YY NREL’s Transportation Data Centers Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) – Clearinghouse of information on advanced vehicles and fuels Hydrogen Secure Data Center (HSDC) – Tech validation of hydrogen-powered applications and their infrastructure Transportation Secure Data Center (TSDC) – Secure archival of and access to detailed transportation data (e.g., GPS travel profiles) Commercial Fleet Data Center (CFDC) – Detailed MD/HD drive cycle and powertrain data from advanced fleets GPS = global positioning system; MD/HD = medium-/heavy-duty vehicles; GIS = geographic information system

3 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY Transportation Secure Data Center (TSDC) Secure archival of and access to detailed transportation data –Travel studies increasingly use GPS  valuable data –TSDC safeguards anonymity while increasing research returns Various TSDC functions –Advisory group supports procedure development and oversight –Original data securely stored and backed up –Processing to assure quality and create downloadable data –Public (cleansed) data freely available for download –Secure portal for remote access to detailed spatial data User application process Software tools available through secure web portal Aggregated results audited before release NRC report* GPS = global positioning system * See recommendations from this 2007 National Research Council report: books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11865books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11865

4 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future 4 TSDC Datasets Puget Sound Regional Council Southern California Association of Governments Texas Department of Transportation Atlanta Regional Commission Example tools and data available in the TSDC

5 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Webinar and Resources Available Through Website Project information, fact sheet Downloadable publications 20-min introductory webinar –TSDC overview –Operating procedures 5

6 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Contact: To ask questions To contribute data To apply for detailed/spatial data access To provide input/support 6 For More Information… Visit us on-line: Download cleansed public data View the webinar, fact sheet, publications –Secure portal webinar/demo March 14 Sign up to receive updates

7 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Standardized Procedure for Adding Road Grade (In Process) Implementing automated grade-addition routine –Using USGS National Elevation Datasets Validating technique against road survey data from Boulder County 7


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