A multivariable regulator approach to traffic-responsive network-wide signal control

Diakaki, C., Papageorgiou, M. and Aboudolas, K. (2002) A multivariable regulator approach to traffic-responsive network-wide signal control. Control Engineering Practice, 10(2), pp. 183-195. (doi: 10.1016/S0967-0661(01)00121-6)

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The paper presents the design approach, the objectives, the development, the advantages, and some application results of the traffic-responsive urban control (TUC) strategy. Based on a store-and-forward modelling of the urban network traffic and using the linear-quadratic regulator theory, the design of TUC leads to a multivariable regulator for traffic-responsive co-ordinated network-wide signal control that is particularly suitable also for saturated traffic conditions. Simulation investigations demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed approach. Results of TUC's first field implementation and evaluation are also presented. Finally, summarising conclusions are drawn and future work is outlined.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Traffic control, optimal control, linear-quadratic regulators
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ampountolas, Dr Konstantinos
Authors: Diakaki, C., Papageorgiou, M., and Aboudolas, K.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Control Engineering Practice
Publisher:Elsevier Science B.V.

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