COMMAND AND CONTROL STUDIES FOR PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT, PROGRAM STATUS, 1974

The document reviews the APL effort on command and control systems for circulation and distribution applications. A brief history of the program is given, together with the results of the work and its effects on system performance. The discussion is divided into an investigation of vehicle management (the controlling of a fleet of vehicles in terms of scheduling, dispatching, empty vehicle allocation, and station operation) and an investigation of vehicle regulation (the controlling of an individual vehicle either alone or within a string of vehicles). A bibliography of the reports, papers, and significant memoranda relating to this work is included, as well as summary descriptions of the major digital computer simulations that have been developed in support of these investigations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-231681.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

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

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • HINMAN, E J
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt., UMTA-MD-06-0018-74-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-30010
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1982 12:00AM