DYNAMIC STOCHASTIC CONTROL OF FREEWAY CORRIDOR SYSTEMS SUMMARY AND PRJECTIVE OVERVIEW

Systematic methodological approaches to overall traffic management from both short-term (real-time) and long-term (planning) perspectives have been developed. The approach embodies formulation and solution of interrelated mathematical problems from operations research and optimal control theory, including: 1) selection of traffic models, both static and dynamic; 2) optimal (steady-state) traffic assignment; 3) dynamic ramp-metering control algorithm design; and 4) traffic surveillance data-processing algorithm design. Theoretical results and designs are evaluated using a variety of computer simulation tools. Practical implementation of these procedures for traffic management are addressed in all phases of the research through decomposition and decentralizaiton techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Electronics Systems Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Athans, M
    • Gershwin, S B
    • HOUPT, P K
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-RSPA-78-12 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-849
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM