Design of optimal feedback systems for longitudinal control of automated transit vehicles

W. L. Garrard, A. L. Kornhauser

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Abstract

Optimization theory is applied to the design of feedback control systems for high-capacity automated transit systems. The resulting controllers are shown to keep headway and velocity errors small without causing passenger discomfort. Excellent dynamic response is achieved during normal mainline operation, merging and demerging, maneuvering and emergency stopping. Useful design charts are presented and the effects of the dynamics of the propulsion system are considered. It is concluded that optimization theory is a useful tool in the design of longitudinal control systems for automated transit systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-144
Number of pages20
JournalTransportation Research
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

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Longitudinal control
Feedback
Control systems
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Propulsion
Feedback control
Dynamic response
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Design of optimal feedback systems for longitudinal control of automated transit vehicles. / Garrard, W. L.; Kornhauser, A. L.

In: Transportation Research, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.01.1973, p. 125-144.

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Garrard, W. L. ; Kornhauser, A. L. / Design of optimal feedback systems for longitudinal control of automated transit vehicles. In: Transportation Research. 1973 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 125-144.
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