A previously developed algorithm for allocating guideway space in a deterministic automated transportation network has already been verified as being a useful traffic management technique. This report investigates the algorithm's effectiveness under a variety of network operating policies and demand conditions. The report develops a methodology for the evaluation of algorithm effectiveness, evaluates the algorithm's effectiveness in representative transportation network traffic conditions which may degrade effectiveness. Algorithm operation, as determined by computer simulation, is defined to be effective if it produces traffic patterns which match those obtained using linear programming optimization techniques. It was concluded that the algorithm is a useful, flexible and effective tool in controlling traffic patterns in a deterministic transportation system. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    Washington Operations
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Kan, I F
    • Lukas, M P
    • Arquette, L K
    • Boyd, R K
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 06818-W033-RO-00 Final Rpt, FRA-RT-72-20
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-C-353-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM