Framework for Evaluation of Communication System Loading for ATIS and ATMS Applications

This article discusses current efforts being made to define, evaluate and ultimately deploy, various forms of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) and advanced traffic management systems (ATMS). These systems permit the implementation of advanced traffic control strategies through the application of advanced surveillance, control and communication systems. This article describes the development and application of an extension to an ITS benefits evaluation model that permits a partially coupled evaluation of the communication system loading and the ATMS/ATIS functions. This extended model is capable of estimating dynamic local and network-wide communication loadings that depend on the spatial and temporal traffic demands, the network topology, the characteristics of the communication hardware and the communication system operating rules. The model is applied in this paper to a simple hypothetical network to demonstrate the potential benefits of carrying out a partially coupled evaluation of communication system loading and traffic network efficiency. A sensitivity analysis was carried out to determine the impact of the fraction of ITS equipped vehicles and the level of congestion on the level of communication loadings. The authors conclude that, as a result of congestion and traffic diversion, antenna communication loads did not uniformly increase in direct proportion to the average number of equipped vehicles entering the network.

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    • Hellinga, Bruce
    • Rakha, Hesham Ahmed
    • Van Aerde, Michel
  • Publication Date: 2005


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  • Accession Number: 01013473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2005 6:49AM