DESCRIPTION OF SPERRY TRAFFIC ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH (STAR) SIMULATION PROGRAM. DIVERSION OF INTERCITY TRAFFIC AT A SINGLE POINT

The Sperry Traffic Analysis & Research (STAR) Program provides a multiple-roadway/freeway simulation capability. As such it provides the required tool to investigate the dynamics of a large scale roadway system and to design and evaluate appropriate surveillance and control algorithms. It can simulate changing roadway characteristics, independent or dependent entrance ramp volumes, service areas, two component origin-destination studies, arbitrary detector site locations and local and/or global control strategies. The simulation program was utilized to evaluate several control strategies developed under the single point diversion design effort. This report discusses the mathematical theory and computer programs of the simulation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville, Bureau of Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sperry Rand Corporation

    Sperry Systems Management Division
    Great Neck, NY  USA  11020

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    2323 West Joppa Road
    Brooklandville, MD  USA  21022

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 99 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-8119
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM