Civil and Environmental Engineering


Date of this Version

Fall 12-4-2010


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Major: Engineering, Under the Supervision of Professors Aemal Khattak & Erick Jones. Lincoln, Nebraska: December, 2010
Copyright 2010 Dwight L. Mosby, Jr.


The transportation industry has many stakeholders with different needs that work with advanced technologies. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an emerging technology that is used to track inventory and it holds promise for the transportation industry. This research identifies how to evaluate transportation stakeholder requirements for RFID technologies using a tool described as the House of Quality (HOQ). This research investigates RFID’s ability to work in license plates and may provide infrastructure to support identifying RFID enabled commercial vehicles. This research considers variables that affect the performance of a RFID License Plate System that will use a scanner located at roadside locations. This research also proposes an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) decision model for selecting the product that is “best” for RFID roadside use in Nebraska with commercial vehicles.