The design and evaluation of the Central Management System (CMS) for an Advanced Group Rapid Transit (AGRT) system is a very complex undertaking. The CMS is responsible for the routing and scheduling of hundreds of vehicles and for the making of thousands of passenger-vehicle assignments per hour in order to transport passengers between the various guideway stations in the network. This volume of decision making, coupled with the level of detail and complexity commonly found in CMS algorithms, forces the system designer/evaluator to employ computational tools to assist him in his work. A description is given of such an analysis tool. The simulator actually encompasses two different systems. One system models the actual decision logic of the CMS algorithms. Thus, vehicle locations and waiting passengers are tracked at all times, and the appropriate vehicle routings and passenger-vehicle assignments are made. The simulator is designed to accommodate a very broad range of network configurations, traffic loads, vehicle populations, and operating policies via parametric adjustments, so that this tool can be used by a broad community of investigators.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, California, December 3-5, 1979; Volume 2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Nielsen, N R
    • Siddigee, W
    • Sanfilippo, M S
    • Wong, P J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 377-389

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 79CH1437-3 SMC Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM