Nonlinear MPC for the improvement of dispersion of freeway traffic emissions

S.K. Zegeye, B. De Schutter, J. Hellendoorn, and E.A. Breunesse, "Nonlinear MPC for the improvement of dispersion of freeway traffic emissions," Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milan, Italy, pp. 10703-10708, Aug.-Sept. 2011.

In this paper a model-based traffic control is used to design variable speed limits and on-ramp metering rates in order to reduce road traffic generated area-wide emissions near freeways. First an area-wide emission model is proposed and next a nonlinear model predictive control (MPC) approach is applied. The objectives of the MPC controller considered are the emissions, dispersions of emissions in a public area near a freeway, travel times, or the combination of these performance indicators. We compare different controlled scenarios with respect to the uncontrolled case and with respect to each other. The simulation-based case studies indicate that balanced solutions can be obtained using the proposed nonlinear MPC control strategy.

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        author={S.K. Zegeye and B. {D}e Schutter and J. Hellendoorn and E.A. Breunesse},
        title={Nonlinear {MPC} for the improvement of dispersion of freeway traffic emissions},
        booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress},
        address={Milan, Italy},
        month=aug # {--} # sep,

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