OPTIMUM CONTROL OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT CONGESTED INTERSECTIONS (ABRIDGMENT)

A theory is developed that provides an analytical solution to the problem of optimum control of traffic signals at congested intersections with queue length constraints. The theory is first used with an isolated congested intersection, then extended to a system of two or more intersections. Using two or more does not present any problem because it is a straightforward application of the pair of intersections. As the number of intersections increase or when a large number of queues length constraints are imposed, the optimum control policy becomes more complex. As system and performance requirements increase, closed loop control (computer control) should be considered.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 129-131
  • Monograph Title: Highway capacity, traffic flow, and traffic control devices
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026733
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM