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Acceleration Noise as a Measure of Effectiveness in the Operation of Traffic Control System

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dc.contributor.author Chung, Cady C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gartner, Nathan H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-05-28T19:34:01Z
dc.date.available 2004-05-28T19:34:01Z
dc.date.issued 1973-03 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/5329
dc.description.abstract Acceleration Noise measures the disutility associated with successive decelerations and accelerations in a signalized environment. It provides an indication of the smoothness of traffic flow. As such it constitutes a generalization of the number-of-stops concept and is suitable to replace it as an additive measure-of-effectiveness for designing and evaluating the operation of traffic control systems. This report develops models for calculating the acceleration noise incurred by a platoon of vehicles travelling along a signal-controlled traffic link. Several flow patterns are analyzed: discrete arrivals, uniformcontinuous arrivals and variable-continuous arrivals. A computer program and test results are described. The models can be easily extended for use in signal- controlled networks. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Research supported by KLD Associates, Inc., in connection with Department of Transportation Contract FH-11-7924. en_US
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dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Operations Research Center Working Paper;OR 015-73 en_US
dc.title Acceleration Noise as a Measure of Effectiveness in the Operation of Traffic Control System en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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