Arizona Center for Traffic and Logistics Algorithms & Software (ATLAS)

The Arizona Center for Traffic and Logistics Algorithms and Software (ATLAS) is a center of excellence specializing in research development of algorithms, software and systems which advance the state of the art and the state of the practice in traffic management and logistics management systems. Faculty members have developed innovative methods for logistics management, such as scheduling resources (trucks, cranes, containers, storage space, etc.), designing networks, siting facilities, routing and scheduling vehicles (trucks, buses, cargo ships, etc.), and designing decision-support systems. In the advanced traffic management area, the University's showpiece research is the development and deployment of RHODES (Real-Time Hierarchical Optimized Distributed Effective System), an innovative computer-based system for traffic-adaptive signal control. In laboratory testing, RHODES, which is the first system of its type developed in the United States, proved to be among the most effective traffic control systems dealing with congestion.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Gibson, David

      Hansen, Alan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arizona, Tucson

      Transportation and Traffic Institute
      Tucson, AZ  United States  85721
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mirchandani, Pitu

    • Start Date: 19980830
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20030527
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10935

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458601
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: TTM-243
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:46PM