POINT-FOLLOWER AUTOMATIC VEHICLE CONTROL: A GENERIC ANALYSIS

The three-part study examines the generic characteristics of the point-follower approach to vehicle control for Automated Guideway Transit Systems, under which vehicles are constrained to follow electronic signals that move along the guideway with predetermined speeds and spacings. The first part of the study involves a kinematic analysis of point-follower control during speed transitions and point-transfer maneuvers that are generally required to resolve merge conflicts. The second part consists of a dynamic analysis of point-follower control, formulated as a problem in classic control theory. The final part addresses the traffic merging problem by development of quasi-synchronous control algorithms for resolution of merge conflicts at network intersections of various geometries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Baltimore, MD  USA  21218

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Brown, SJJ
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-06-0022-77-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-30010
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2002 12:00AM