OPTIMAL VEHICLE CONTROL FOR THE MERGING PROBLEM

The report deals with the problem of the control of high-speed vehicles so that safe merging from two guideways into a single one takes place. The theory of optimal control is used to analyze the problem. Two main results are obtained: first, the optimal control of the vehicles is obtained for any given merging sequence and second, the best possible merging sequence is obtained. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Electronics Systems Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Athans, M
    • Levine, W S
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ESL-R-327
  • Contract Numbers: C-85-65t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1972 12:00AM