CONTROL LAW IMPLEMENTATION FOR SHORT HEADWAY VEHICLE-FOLLOWER AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT (AGT) SYSTEMS

Automated guideway transit (AGT) systems are a new class of urban transport in which automatically controlled vehicles operate on dedicated guideway networks. This report examines the implementation of a vehicle-follower control law for short headway AGT systems in terms of required sensor accuracy, controller structure, and data transmission requirements. In this report controller configurations are recommended for headways of 0.5 and 3.0 s that require an 8 bit uplink word at intervals of 0.1 and 0.5 s, respectively. Accomplishments, recommendations, and areas for further study are also presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pue, A J
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 181 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-06-0038-79-2Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-80009
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1982 12:00AM