CHARACTERISTICS OF A LINEAR REGULATION CONTROL LAW FOR VEHICLES IN AN AUTOMATIC TRANSIT SYSTEM

Automatic speed and headway regulation of closely spaced vehicles by use of a linear single-car-follower control law is examined. Performance criteria are identified and formulated as algebraic relations for controller gains applied to both the vehicle's tachometer feedback and to inputs representing the relative velocity and the spacing variation between vehicles. A parameter using the ratio of stopping distance of a vehicle under control to the emergency stopping distance is discussed. It is shown that design criteria are dependent on knowledge of the vehicle loading and the velocity of headwinds encountered during operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Brown, SJJ
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Pagination: 91 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00041871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL/JHU-CP009/TPR020Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM