VEHICLE SCHEDULING AND CONTROL IN PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS

THE REPORT CONSISTS OF THREE SEPARATE STUDIES. THE FIRST STUDY DISCUSSES A PRT SYSTEM OPERATING UNDER QUASI-SYNCHRONOUS CONTROL AND DEMONSTRATES THE FEASIBILITY AND LIMITATIONS OF THIS STRATEGY IN A VERY HIGH-DEMAND SITUATION USING A COMPUTER SIMULATION. THE SECOND PAPER APPLIES OPTIMIZATION THEORY TO THE DESIGN OF FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR HIGH-CAPACITY AUTOMATED TRANSIT SYSTEMS. RESULTING CONTROLLERS MINIMIZE HEADWAY AND VELOCITY ERRORS WITHOUT CAUSING PASSENGER DISCOMFORT. SIGNIFICANT DYNAMIC RESPONSE IS ACHIEVED DURING NORMAL MAINLINE OPERATION, MERGING AND DEMERGIN, MANEUVERING AND EMERGENCY STOPPING. THE THIRD PAPER DISCUSSES THE THEORY OF OPTIMAL CONTROL AS APPLIED TO THE DESIGN OF FEEDBACK SYSTEMS FOR LONGITUDINAL CONTROL OF AUTOMATED TRANSIT VEHICLES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract UMTA-MN-11-0003
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Program in Urban Transportation
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Authors:
    • York, H L
    • Garrard, W L
    • Kornhauser, A L
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1981 12:00AM