Adaptive metering algorithm for electronic commercial vehicle preclearance systems

Lee, Jinwoo (Brian) & Chow, Garland (2012) Adaptive metering algorithm for electronic commercial vehicle preclearance systems. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13(3), pp. 1116-1124.

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This paper presents an adaptive metering algorithm for enhancing the electronic screening (e-screening) operation at truck weight stations. This algorithm uses a feedback control mechanism to control the level of truck vehicles entering the weight station. The basic operation of the algorithm allows more trucks to be inspected when the weight station is underutilized by adjusting the weight threshold lower. Alternatively, the algorithm restricts the number of trucks to inspect when the station is overutilized to prevent queue spillover. The proposed control concept is demonstrated and evaluated in a simulation environment. The simulation results demonstrate the considerable benefits of the proposed algorithm in improving overweight enforcement with minimal negative impacts on nonoverweighed trucks. The test results also reveal that the effectiveness of the algorithm improves with higher truck participation rates in the e-screening program.

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ID Code: 58997
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Truck weight , Overweight, Prescreening, traffic control, feedback control
DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2012.2185791
ISSN: 1524-9050
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE
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Deposited On: 09 Apr 2013 04:38
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 19:06

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