Rapid simulation of urban traffic using FPGAs.

Russell, Gordon, Shaw, Paul, McInnes, John and Ferguson, Neil (1994) Rapid simulation of urban traffic using FPGAs. Technical Report. University of Strathclyde.

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Microscopic simulation of complex traffic models can take hours or even days on simulators build to run on a single processor machine. These simulators use continuous models for traffic movement. In this report, we introduce a discrete simulation system that models individual vehicles. Although we have abandoned the notion of continuous movement of vehicles, we achieve highly accurate results gained from our simulations of a road-merge bottleneck and a signalized junction.

Our eventual target simulation platform is field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) which allow us to construct arbitrary random logic circuits. Discrete modelling is essential for efficient implementation on such devices. This paper describes preliminary work towards simulating road networks at high speed directly in hardware.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: RR-94-159 (formally AISCIA-2-94)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traffic simulation; SPACE Machine; FPGA;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3183
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 10:58
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:52

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