From a literature survey a qualitative evaluation was made of four network control strategies for the fundamental control philosophy of the moving synchronous slot. In the literature concerning automated transportation systems, such as dual mode, a great deal of effort has been expended in discussing the pros and sometimes the cons of a specific control concept without reviewing other control strategies that may be available. The paper summarizes the major advantages and disadvantages associated with four control strategies for the moving synchronous slot. A description of each of these control strategies is provided and conclusions are made showing that the deterministic slot/cycle concept and the quasi-synchronous slot concept with entrance station throughput modulated by historic demand data are the most promising. Additional investigations of these two concepts showed that a further study of alternative network control strategies is needed, oriented towards addressing the issues of network capacity, interchange design, passenger convenience and system failure and recovery. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

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    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Kangas, R D
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00039881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-72-10 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM