This paper presents an ongoing research project initiated at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine, directed towards the specification, development, and implementation of a software architecture and corresponding tools for the study of the entire ATMS. This approach allows the researcher to become a part of the development "loop", speeding implementation of and testing of new approaches in traffic management and communications, and studying implementation of hybrid systems combining traditional traffic control elements with advanced methods. The proposed research architecture combines traditional traffic simulation models (e.g., arterial, freeway, and control elements) with models of the communication infrastructure. A demonstration project focusing on evaluation of an alternate ramp metering algorithm is described. This project demonstrates integration of existing simulation models into the proposed workbench environment, development of a simple dynamic ramp-meter controller, and a demonstration of the complete system running over a network on a series of microcomputers.


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  • Accession Number: 00662932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 5 1994 12:00AM