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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Issue 2 • Date May 1980

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): c1
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 105
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  • Traffic control systems hardware

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):106 - 124
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    In the past ten years the technology of traffic control has experienced extensive change. Equipment which was once familiar to traffic engineers and maintenance personnel has been supplanted by the new breed of devices using solid-state digital circuitry, sophisticated multiplexing, and microprocessor logic. The changes in operational capability and technical performance of systems brought about b... View full abstract»

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  • The northeast New Jersey route guidance system (RGS): Case study of a distributed system

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):125 - 130
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    The general trend in the computer industry today is moving from centralized toward distributed processing. The same trend is impacting the traffic-control field and is being fueled by the availability of low-priced microprocessors in a general environment of increasing communications costs. The Northeast New Jersey Route Guidance System (RGS), now in the final design phase, serves as an example to... View full abstract»

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  • The Sydney coordinated adaptive traffic (SCAT) system philosophy and benefits

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):130 - 137
    Cited by:  Papers (106)  |  Patents (3)
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    Sydney, Australia, just as many major cities in the world, has seen traffic movement become more and more congested despite capital expenditure on road construction and widening, on public transport systems, and on traffic management measures. SCAT, the coordinated adaptive traffic signal system, now being installed in Sydney, offers a substantial improvement to movement on arterial roads at low c... View full abstract»

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  • Hampton roads traffic surveillance and control system

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):137 - 149
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    A surveillance and control system was designed and implemented for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Crossing connecting Hampton and Norfolk, VA. The facility is a part of the Interstate 64 subsystem and consists of two bridges at each end connected by two two-lane tunnels. This system has been operating successfully since November 15, 1977. The system provides the means for improving vehicular thro... View full abstract»

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  • Signal systems without cables

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):149 - 155
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    A method is presented for achieving many of the benefits of linking isolated signalized intersections into systems without incurring the costs of either cable installation or leased communication channels. The method may be considered an interim step where traffic responsive systems are planned or as the final solution in situations where responsive systems are not warranted. The method employs a ... View full abstract»

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  • On-line vehicle classification

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):156 - 161
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    For various applications it is useful to automatically divide vehicles passing a point into several categories. For the method described two inductive loop detectors were used in each lane. The shape of the bottom of a passing car can be assessed by examining the detector's analog signal. This signal, called the "signature," is sampled and fed into a digital computer, which calculates the vehicle'... View full abstract»

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  • Driver information and motorist aid hardware

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):161 - 174
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    The state of the art of three types of driver information and motorist aid hardware is presented: variable message signing (VMS), highway advisory radio (HAR), and motorist aid systems (MAS). The evolution of this hardware is discussed as well as the current practices and future direction. This is not intended to be an exhaustive discussion but rather a summary and critique of these hardware types... View full abstract»

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  • The integrated motorist information system: An examination of three trade-off studies

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):175 - 182
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    The New York State Department of Transportation is cooperating with the Federal Highway Administration in a demonstration of the use of the latest existing techniques in traffic surveillance, control, motorist aid, and motorist information applied in an integrated manner to achieve coordinated management of traffic in a freeway corridor. This innovative computer-controlled traffic management proje... View full abstract»

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  • Highway advisory radio

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):183 - 191
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    In 1977, two years after its initial Notice of Proposed Rule Making in Docket 20509, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the establishment of travelers' information stations (TIS) in the Local Government Radio Service, Part 90 of the FCC Rules and Regulations. Stations may he authorized on either 530 kHz or 1610 kHz for the purpose of providing useful noncommercial information t... View full abstract»

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  • The use of a CB radio-to-telephone interconnect for motorist aid communications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):192 - 199
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    The increased installation of citizens' band (CB) radios in private vehicles has provided the opportunity to consider new methods of communications for motorist aid purposes. With channel 9 reserved as the emergency and assistance channel of CB radio, numerous volunteer and government organizational units throughout the United States have established networks to monitor this channel for these urge... View full abstract»

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  • On future traffic control: Advanced systems hardware

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):200 - 207
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (7)
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    Four advanced system concepts are critiqued: automatic vehicle identification, automatic vehicle monitoring, automatic route guidance, and the automatic highway. Each concept is defined, its potential applications are delineated, an overview of the state of the relevant technology given (and shortcomings noted), and the prospects for future deployments are considered. In addition, an extensive ref... View full abstract»

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  • A sensor for control of arterials and networks

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):208 - 215
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    The sensor for control of arterials and networks (SCAN) uses imaging technology and processing technology to jointly provide real-time quantification. The SCAN concept consists of a television camera mounted on a pole to obtain images of the traffic, and a microprocessor to process the image data into traffic parameters. The current activities focus on the development of SCAN for surveillance of a... View full abstract»

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  • Function, equipment, and field testing of a route guidance and information system for drivers (ALI)

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):216 - 225
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (28)
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    Traffic flow has already been improved in the German autobahn network by guidance systems utilizing data collection and calculating forecasts. Some examples of this are the remote-controlled traffic signs in the autobahn network Rhein-Main, the congestion warning system on the Aichelherg, and the lane-controlling system of the Frankfurt-Cologne autobahn. An improvement of the prediction accuracy c... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic vehicle identification: Tests and applications in the late 1970's

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):226 - 229
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    To identify a vehicle uniquely and automatically as it passes on the roadway without requiring any action by the driver, one general approach uses a transponder on the vehicle and an interrogator by the roadside. When the identity is passed from the interrogator to a data system which may have data storage, retrieval, computation, display, and actuation capabilities, various functions such as char... View full abstract»

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  • Transit vehicle fleet information and on-line management

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):230 - 234
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    Recent transit applications of computer communications systems clearly demonstrate that operating deficits can be significantly reduced, and increased passenger volumes, caused by the energy situation, can be accommodated cost effectively. The approach being taken by the Toronto Transit Commission and Mississauga Transit to develop comprehensive transit communications and information systems is de... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic vehicle monitoring: A tool for vehicle fleet operations

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):235 - 237
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    Automatic vehicle monitoring (AVM) is an electronic means of gathering data and effecting command and control over a land vehicle fleet. While data on vehicle location are required for effective control, such systems are totally dependent upon refiable dedicated communications systems. By presenting a dispatcher or computer with information on each vehicle's location, decisions concerning the flee... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced mobile phone service

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):238 - 244
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    The advanced mobile phone service (AMPS) system, an FM cellular radio system in the final stages of development, is described. A brief description of the system is followed by a discussion of the control algorithms which are basic to its operation. Finally, a status report is presented on the Chicago developmental system (an operational cellular system) and the cellular test bed in Newark, NJ (a f... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile location using signal strength measurements in a cellular system

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):245 - 252
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    In a high-capacity mobile telephone system using cellular technology, a mobile location technique which determines the radio zone in which a moving vehicle exists is one of the most important techniques for the system control. A mobile location technique using a signal strength measurement scheme is described. The probability that a mobile is judged to exist in a certain zone (zone selection rate)... View full abstract»

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  • Studies of base-station antenna height effects on mobile radio

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):252 - 260
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    As is well known, a base-station antenna height gain factor of 6 dB/octave has been predicted theoretically for signal path loss over flat ground and has been verified by measured data. However, the 6-dB/octave rule for antenna height effect cannot be used to predict signal strength for terrain contours if the terrain is not flat. A model has been developed for waves propagating over a nonflat gro... View full abstract»

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  • A new modulation scheme for multitransmitter simulcast digital mobile radio communication

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):260 - 270
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    Many mobile radio communication systems require digital signaling simultaneously from multiple transmitters from the viewpoints of efficient frequency utilization and simplified receiver construction. A new modulation scheme intended to realize simulcast digital transmission is described. In this method, a modulation signal is made by superimposing a specific wave on an ordinary rectangular digita... View full abstract»

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  • Telephone traffic in mobile radio communication system using dynamic frequency assignments

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):270 - 278
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    Traffic characteristics of a mobile radio communication system using a dynamic channel assignment scheme which has all channels available at all base stations are derived. In the system with one channel, the traffic characteristics in each zone are exactly obtained. For a multichannel operation, some approximation methods are proposed and some simple examples are also presented. View full abstract»

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  • An error-correcting system for mobile radio data transmission

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):278 - 280
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    An error-correcting system for mobile radio data transmission with improved reliability and simple implementation is presented here. The new rate one-half code absolutely corrects two errors within 12 consecutive bits, while the (15, 7, 2) Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenquem (BCH) code corrects two errors within 15 bits and Hagelbarger's code corrects two errors within 14 bits. Error propagation in the fee... View full abstract»

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  • A UHF channel simulator for digital mobile radio

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):281 - 289
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    A device to simulate the channel propagation characteristics of the ground mobile environment at UHF has been designed, built, and characterized. This device provides a flexible, easily changed set of simulated channel characteristics, which allows the performance of a mobile radio unit to be evaluated in the laboratory under controlled conditions. The channel simulator was designed to simulate mo... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology covers land, airborne, and maritime mobile services, vehicular electrotechnology, equipment, and systems identified with the automotive industry.

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Yuguang Michael Fang
University of Florida