Using Wavelet Transforms for Better Interpretation of Traffic Simulation

Simulation modeling is used by traffic engineers to measure various characteristics of roads and traffic. In this article, wavelet analysis methods are applied to a simple traffic engineering problem. An imaginary network is constructed using a microsimulation tool and 4 arbitrarily chosen links were made one-way streets one-by-one in both directions. Synthetic data was then generated for these 16 different scenarios. The best directions for traffic for each of these 4 links to provide minimum average delay over the network are studied. In order to ease congestion on this network, continuous wavelet transforms are applied. Results indicate that the proposed method offers a more flexible analysis of similarities in traffic conditions demonstrating the opportunity that wavelets could lead to a better understanding of similar problems in traffic engineering.


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  • Accession Number: 01146466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2009 3:34PM