A Decentralized Network Consensus Control Approach for Urban Traffic Signal Optimization

The project team proposes the development of a simulation tool to analyze the use of a mathematical consensus approach to manage the signal control on an urban street network. 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. The main concepts have been tested via simulations in MATLAB under limited conditions. The proposal seeks to expand the simulation tool to add more realistic features and modeling flexibility.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000
  • Contract Numbers:

    NITC 1165

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Portland State University

    Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    PO Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97005
  • Managing Organizations:

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    Portland State University

    Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    PO Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97207-0751
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lafferriere, Gerardo

  • Start Date: 20171101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01651392
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC 1165
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2017 3:09PM