Document Type

Report

Publication Date

4-2019

Subjects

Traffic signs and signals -- Control systems, Data transmission systems -- Management, Traffic congestion, Consensus (Social sciences), Electronic traffic controls

Abstract

We introduce a model for traffic signal management based on network consensus control principles. The underlying principle in a consensus approach is that traffic signal cycles are adjusted in a distributed way so as to achieve desirable ratios of queue lengths throughout the street network. This approach tends to reduce traffic congestion due to queue saturation at any particular city block and it appears less susceptible to congestion due to unexpected traffic loads on the street grid. We developed simulation tools based on the MATLAB computing environment to analyze the use of the mathematical consensus approach to manage the signal control on an urban street network.

Description

This is a final report, NITC-RR-1165, from the NITC program of TREC at Portland State University, and can be found online at: https://nitc.trec.pdx.edu/research/project/1165

The Project Brief associated with this research can be found at:

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28769

DOI

10.15760/trec.221

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28768

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