Model predictive control for ramp metering of motorway traffic: A case study


Reference:
T. Bellemans, B. De Schutter, and B. De Moor, "Model predictive control for ramp metering of motorway traffic: A case study," Control Engineering Practice, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 757-767, July 2006.

Abstract:
A real-life motorway in Belgium is studied and a comparison is made between a simulation of a morning rush hour situation without control and a simulation of a morning rush hour situation with ramp metering implemented. Two types of controllers are compared: a traditional ALINEA based controller and a model predictive control based ramp metering controller. In order to evaluate the controllers in a realistic framework, the simulations presented in this paper are based on real-life traffic measurements, and constraints on the maximal allowed queue lengths at the on-ramps are imposed. The presented simulations are indicative for the reduction in the total time spent (on the studied motorway and on the on-ramps) that can be achieved by ramp metering during a typical morning rush hour.


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Bibtex entry:

@article{BelDeS:02-022,
        author={T. Bellemans and B. {De Schutter} and B. {De Moor}},
        title={Model predictive control for ramp metering of motorway traffic: A case study},
        journal={Control Engineering Practice},
        volume={14},
        number={7},
        pages={757--767},
        month=jul,
        year={2006},
        doi={10.1016/j.conengprac.2005.03.010}
        }



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