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Thinking Inside the Box: Traffic Controllers for Traffic Analysis
Bill Ische
Sr. Business Development Manager
Trafficware Group, LLC
Sugar Land, TX
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Trafficware Overview
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
Software
Hardware
Services
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Synchro Studio and Traffic Signal Controllers
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
• Synchro allows for basic traffic controller input
• Synchro calculations are deterministic
• HCM and other analysis tools use controller settings
• Accurate controller settings are critical
• SimTraffic mimics basic signal functions
• Basic Signal Timings
• Coordination
• Volume-Density Settings
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Trafficware CI
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
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Trafficware Controller Interface
Hardware-in-the-loop (HILS)
Connects to Controller’s SDLC Port
Primary Applications
• Training
• Testing Advanced Controller Logic
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Trafficware Virtual Controller
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
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Emulates an actual Signal Controller
Software-in-the-loop (SILS)
Implemented into SimTraffic
Performs exactly like a field controller
Perform advanced simulation and analysis
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Trafficware Controllers
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
• Software-based
• Synchro Studio
• Virtual Controller
• Hardware-based
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Trafficware (Naztec) 980 ATC
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
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~100x Faster than Trafficware 980 NEMA
~80x Faster than 2070 Controller
8 line x 40 column display
Ethernet Capabilities
USB Memory Device Support
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Trafficware ATC
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
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ATC 5.2b Compliant (Considers Draft ATC 6.0)
16 line Display
NEMA TS2 (Type 1 or Type 2) or 2070
4 x 10/100 Ethernet Ports
USB Memory Device Support
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Trafficware Controller Software
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
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Trafficware Patriot v.76 Controller Software
NTCIP Based
Unified Controller Software (ATC & 2070)
Unlock Modules
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Feature 1: High-Resolution Data Logging
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
• Feature Release Date Today!
• 1/10 Second Data Logging Resolution
• Framework allows for advanced functionality
• Detailed data for post-processing
• Future TW development
• Can Construct Purdue Coordination Diagrams
Image Source: Day, Haseman, Premachandra, Brennan, Wasson, Sturdevant and Bullock
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Feature 2: Extensive Data Logging
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
• Signal Timing Data
• Traffic Counts
• Allows for Analysis and Performance Tools
• Report Generation
• Time-Space Diagrams
• Measures of Effectiveness
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Feature 3: Support for Advanced Functionality
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
• Controller Software has Advanced Functionality
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Transit Signal Priority
Adaptive Signal Control (SynchroGreen)
Traffic Responsive
Emergency Priority
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Summary
Overview
Synchro
Controllers
Patriot v76
Features
Summary
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Trafficware has many controller types
Traffic controller logic is comprehensive
More than just timers
Supports modules and advanced functionality
Utilize reporting/recording features
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