Computer Control of Tunnel Systems

by Douglas M. Slakey, Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade and, Douglas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


An active Tunnel Surveillance and Control System (TSCS) is generally indicated for long highway tunnels. The TSCS uses a computer system, detection devices and a communication system to monitor traffic conditions in the tunnel, detect incidents, and provide a response to incidents through traffic control devices and mechanical safety equipment. The present paper describes a state-of-the-art TSCS computer recently designed for the Hanging Lake Tunnel Project in Colorado.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Traffic safety | Computing in civil engineering | Tunnels | Traffic management | Communication systems | Traffic accidents | Traffic surveillance | Colorado | United States

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