Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design, Second Edition


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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design, Second Edition

Sumit Ghosh, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA; Tony S. Lee, Yahoo, Palo Alto, California, USA

ISBN: 9781439835180

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

Number of Pages: 217

Binding(s): Hardback

Features

Presents the basic principles pertaining to travel-related decision making that include coordination, control, and routing

Examines the essential nature of all transportation systems from the perspective of future needs

Covers key design issues of future systems including the control algorithms, the nature of interactions between different constituent entities of the system, and the network that interconnects them

Underscores the role of modeling and simulation in the design of future systems

Includes case studies that encapsulate the fundamental principles

Describes in detail the first study of a novel, distributed approach to routing of trains in a railway network

Presents a highly sophisticated algorithm, RYNSORD, for efficient scheduling and congestion mitigation in railway networks

Summary

For many transportation systems, the cost of expanding the infrastructure is too high. Therefore, the focus must shift to improving the quality of transportation within the existing infrastructure. The second edition of a bestseller, Intelligent Transport Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design critically examines the successes and failures of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) during the course of the past decade. The new subtitle reflects this edition's focus on meta-principles critical to moving ahead and successfully building ITS infrastructures that take advantage of smart/green technologies. The book identifies challenging problems that must be addressed in order to bring real quality of life improvements and positively impact our environmental and civil infrastructure systems.

New in the second edition:

Coverage of new, efficient green strategies

Critical review of important developments and implementation of ITS

Discussion of how to apply new insights and meta-principles to real-world ITS problems

The authors argue strongly for the need to incorporate innovative and creative approaches to transportation problems, based on the fundamental principles and thorough scientific validation. They stress the need for computer modeling and simulation of a representative system to help design and validate such complex, large-scale systems, and the design of new performance metrics to estimate the performance of these systems. They provide a radically different approach to transportation systems design—one that closely resembles reality and promises to yield an architecture that delivers the highest efficiency.

Table of Contents:

The State-of-the-Art in ITS

The Broad Scope of ITS

A Working Definition of ITS

Current Status of ITS

A Critical Review of the State-of-the-Art in ITS

New Meta-Level Principles for an Untapped ITS Technological Mine

Meta-Level Principles

The ITS Mine and New Mining Implements

Examples of Formidable Challenges and Amazing Opportunities

Fundamental Issues in Transportation Systems

Principal Characteristics of ITS

ScientificValidation of ITS Designs through Modeling and Simulation

DARYN: A Distributed Decision-Making Algorithm for Railway Networks

Introduction

The DARYN Approach

Implementation of DARYN on ARMSTRONG

Performance of DARYN

RYNSORD: A Novel, Decentralized Algorithm for Railway Networks with Soft Reservation

Introduction

The RYNSORD Approach

Modeling RYNSORD on an Accurate, Realistic, and Parallel Processing Testbed

Implementation Issues

Simulation Data and Performance Analysis

DICAF: A Distributed, Scalable Architecture for IVHS

Introduction

DICAF: A Novel, Distributed, and Scalable Approach to IVHS

Modeling DICAF on an Accurate, Realistic, and Parallel Processing Testbed

Implementation and Debugging Issues

Simulation Results and Performance Analysis of DICAF

Stability of RYNSORD under Perturbations

Introduction

Formal Definition of Stability of RYNSORD

Modeling RYNSORD for Stability Analysis

Stability Analysis of RYNSORD

Modeling and Simulation Techniques for ITS Designs

Introduction

Virtual and Physical Process Migration Strategies for ITS Designs

Software Techniques Underlying the Process Migration Strategies

Implementation Issues

Simulation Results and Performance Analysis

Future Issues in Intelligent Transportation Systems

Description of the RYNSORD Simulator on CD-ROM and Scope of Experiments

Installation

Overview

Getting Ready to Run

Conclusions

Bibliography

Index




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