Nonlinear MPC for the improvement of dispersion of freeway traffic emissions


Reference:
S.K. Zegeye, B. De Schutter, J. Hellendoorn, and E.A. Breunesse, "Nonlinear MPC for the improvement of dispersion of freeway traffic emissions," Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milan, Italy, pp. 10703-10708, Aug.-Sept. 2011.

Abstract:
In this paper a model-based traffic control is used to design variable speed limits and on-ramp metering rates in order to reduce road traffic generated area-wide emissions near freeways. First an area-wide emission model is proposed and next a nonlinear model predictive control (MPC) approach is applied. The objectives of the MPC controller considered are the emissions, dispersions of emissions in a public area near a freeway, travel times, or the combination of these performance indicators. We compare different controlled scenarios with respect to the uncontrolled case and with respect to each other. The simulation-based case studies indicate that balanced solutions can be obtained using the proposed nonlinear MPC control strategy.


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Bibtex entry:

@inproceedings{ZegDeS:11-005,
        author={S.K. Zegeye and B. {D}e Schutter and J. Hellendoorn and E.A. Breunesse},
        title={Nonlinear {MPC} for the improvement of dispersion of freeway traffic emissions},
        booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress},
        address={Milan, Italy},
        pages={10703--10708},
        month=aug # {--} # sep,
        year={2011},
        doi={10.3182/20110828-6-IT-1002.01546}
        }



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