Motif-Based Design for Connected Vehicle Systems in Presence of Heterogeneous Connectivity Structures and Time Delays

In this paper, the authors investigate the effects of heterogeneous connectivity structures and information delays on the dynamics of connected vehicle systems (CVSs), which are composed of vehicles equipped with connected cruise control (CCC) as well as conventional vehicles. First, a general framework is presented for CCC design that incorporates information delays and allows a large variety of connectivity structures. Then, the authors present delay-dependent criteria for plant stability and head-to-tail string stability of CVSs. The stability conditions are visualized by using stability diagrams, which allow one to evaluate the robustness of vehicle networks against information delays. To achieve modular and scalable design of large networks, the authors also propose a motif-based approach. Their results demonstrate the advantages of CCC vehicles in improving traffic efficiency, but also show that increasing the penetration of CCC vehicles does not necessarily improve the robustness if the connectivity structure or the control gains are not appropriately designed.


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  • Accession Number: 01603709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TLIB, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2016 1:42PM