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.
- Sponsored by Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyElectronics Systems Laboratory
Cambridge, MA USA
- Athans, M
- Gershwin, S B
- HOUPT, P K
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Algorithms; Corridors; Freeway operations; Highway traffic control; Information processing; Operations research; Ramp metering; Real time control; Real time data processing; Stochastic processes; Traffic assignment; Traffic simulation; Traffic surveillance
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- 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