Freeway Traffic Control Considering Capacity Drop Phenomena: Comparison of Different MPC Schemes

This paper proposes different Model Predictive Control (MPC)-based traffic controllers in order to reduce congestion in freeway systems via ramp metering. These controllers differ for the adopted prediction model and for the considered cost function to be minimized. In particular, both a standard cell transmission model (CTM) and a CTM modified version representing the capacity drop phenomenon are used, while the two different cost functions considered penalize congested states in different ways. These MPC controllers are compared via simulation, both evaluating the performances of the controlled freeway system in the different cases, and from a computational point of view.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 457-462
  • Monograph Title: 18th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2015)

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  • Accession Number: 01599787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781467365956
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2016 3:22PM