The goal of this study is to provide information that will be useful in reducing costs of future computerized urban traffic control systems. The final report provides such information in the form of tutorial and reference material, cost computation procedures, and an example of a communication subsystem specification. The report consists of two volumes, the main text in Volume 1 and appendixes in Volume 2. The appendixes in Volume 2 provide detailed information on various topics relevant to material contained in Volume 1. Topics discussed include the following: Vehicle detector data communications; Multiplexing and modulation; Error detection and correction; Reliability and availability; Characteristics of existing computerized traffic control systems; User owned wire pair communication; Leased line communications; Coax cable communications; Air path optical communications; Fiber optics communications; Radio communication; Power line communication techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-298843.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sperry Rand Corporation

    Sperry Systems Management Division
    Great Neck, NY  United States  11020

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Scott, J
    • Gordon, R
    • Soicher, B
    • Dudek, J
    • Kroeger, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-11-22

Media Info

  • Pagination: 195 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78- 86 Final Rpt., GF-3704-1060-VOL-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9275
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1980 12:00AM