The Applications of microcomputers for vehicular traffic control

(1980) The Applications of microcomputers for vehicular traffic control. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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Microcomputers have the capacity of providing complex and sophisticated control techniques. One system class requiring such complexity is that controlling vehicular traffic intersections. In this research, a microcomputer algorithm is proposed to control the traffic through an isolated intersection. The operation of the proposed algorithm was simulated by a general purpose computer, under different traffic trends. A simulated pre-timed control of the same intersection was taken as a comparative strategy to assess the one proposed. The geometry and data of a real intersection was chosen to be the test area. Measured intersection data was utilized to provide appropriate inputs to the computer during the different simulation days. A mathematical model is introduced to describe the intersection dynamics. The algorithm considerations were also implemented on a microcomputer and its operation was examined for simulated intersection input data

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Electrical
Department: College of Engineering and Physics > Electrical Engineering
Committee Advisor: Kobylarz, T. J.
Committee Members: Clement, P. R. and El-Derini, M. N.
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:44
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:49