A Caltech Library Service

Localization of disturbances in transportation systems

Sivaranjani, S. and Wang, Yuh-Shyang and Gupta, Vijay and Savla, Ketan (2015) Localization of disturbances in transportation systems. In: 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3439-3444. ISBN 978-1-4799-7886-1.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


We present a control strategy for localization and attenuation of disturbances in transportation systems. Sudden and large disturbances in a transportation network can lead to the creation and propagation of shock waves which spread throughout the system causing jams and decreasing system throughput. By considering the Cell Transmission Model of traffic flow, we design a minimum-energy controller that exploits inter-vehicle communication to localize shock waves to small sections of the highway and attenuate them within a specified period of time. The control design is illustrated through simulations on realistic data from the I-210 highway in California.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Wang, Yuh-Shyang0000-0001-7357-7247
Additional Information:© 2015 IEEE. Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 11 February 2016. This work was partially supported by the NSF grant 0846631.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20161208-101207060
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:S. Sivaranjani, Y. S. Wang, V. Gupta and K. Savla, "Localization of disturbances in transportation systems," 2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, 2015, pp. 3439-3444. doi: 10.1109/CDC.2015.7402671
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:72659
Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:08 Dec 2016 21:43
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 16:20

Repository Staff Only: item control page