American Society of Civil Engineers

Fully-Distributed Control of Signal Networks

by George List, (Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, United States), Siew Leong, (Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, United States), and Saaju Paulose, (Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, United States)

pp. 86-90

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering
Abstract: A fully-distributed real-time control strategy is described for signalized networks. The signals make compatible, simultaneous decisions about cycle length, offset and splits, without the support of a supervisory master controller. The feasibility of this concept is explored for simple arterials and open grid networks, using NETSIM and a GPSS/H-based simulation model.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Traffic signals
Distributed processing
Control systems
Simulation models
Traffic control devices

Author Keywords:
Traffic Signs, Signals And Markings
Computer Networks - Control Systems, Adaptive--Robustness - Pattern Recognition - Signal Processing
Fully Distributed Control - Real Time Control Strategy - Signal Networks - Signal Timing