This paper discusses the theory and fundamentals of progressively timed signal systems, whose objective is the achievement of maximum possible bandwidth. The relationship of bandwidth to speed, cycle length, splits, and distances is defined. Two conditions concerning the centers of green and their respective eccentricities are discussed, and their relationship to the bandwidth is demonstrated. Based on these relationships, a model is developed that satisfies the conditions of the Tschebysheff theorem. This theorem serves as the optimization model for maximizing bandwidth; in it speed and cycle length are varied within reasonable and defined limits. NO-STOP-1 is an outgrowth of this model. It includes a table printout that identifies all data necessary to describe a time-space diagram as well as a computer-plotted, time-space diagram that takes into consideration various options. NO-STOP-1 then is compared to SIGPROG. NO-STOP-1 yields larger bandwidths than those produced by SIGPROG. NO-STOP-1 also has a greater variety of options. NO-STOP-1 is also briefly compared to other programs.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 70-81
  • Monograph Title: Traffic control and motorist information
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  • Accession Number: 00097211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023785
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM