One of the major considerations facing the design of high performance automated transit systems is the efficient and economical allocation of the control functions between the transportation vehicle and a digital computer located at the wayside. The report examines the non-emergency control of vehicle speed and spacing (i.e., the vehicle regulation problem). The primary goal is to identify the type of information and the rate at which this information must be exchanged across the vehicle/guideway interface in order to achieve precise vehicle regulation. A successful system design keeps the communication requirements within the available channel capacity. The effect of control allocation on these requirements is examined by varying the complexity of the onboard vehicle control system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Pitts, G L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL-TIR-009 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-30010
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM