Analytical modeling of ramp meter systems

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3 Scopus citations


Ramp meters are used to regulate the flow of traffic entering freeways. This paper develops a queuing model to analyze a ramp meter system with pre-timed control and adaptive control. With Poisson arrivals, the steady state probabilities can be achieved analytically. These results are compared with simulation-based results and, indeed, the analytical models predict well the simulation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ITSC 2006
Subtitle of host publication2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1424400945, 9781424400942
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 20 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC


OtherITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
CityToronto, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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