Connected Vehicle Extension and Integration of Traffic and Discrete Event Simulation Systems -- Applied to Evaluations Based on Dedicated Short Range Communication for Safety and Mobility Indices
Vehicle to Vehicle communication
Vehicle to Infrastructure communication
Dedicated Short Range Communication
Application Programming Interface
PARAMICS traffic microsimulator
OPNET wireless communication simulator
Intelligent Transportation System
SubjectEngineering--Electronics and Electrical
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AbstractThis study is aimed at developing and modeling a specific extension of Connected Vehicles (CV) system and its applications in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) through the designated traffic and wireless simulation networks. A typical traffic micro-simulator and a discrete event simulator individually lack the ability of fully capturing the behavior of the CV system. In this research I investigate modeling the CV system, for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications based on Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) by enabling the two simulators communicate sequentially. PARAMICS is selected as the traffic micro-simulator. OPNET is used as the discrete event simulator. The contributions are: (1) designing the CV system as a Multiagent System (MAS) using MaSE methodology and implementing its outcomes as extensions for the PARAMICS using two distinctive APIs (Application Programming Interface); and (2) developing the integration of PARAMICS and OPNET for implementation and evaluation of DSRC-based vehicular communication protocols and their utilizations in the context of ITS. The results are verified through experiments that demonstrate the overall effectiveness of the CV. Three case studies are presented: impacts of CV on improving (1) traffic safety and (2) mobility on a section of Deerfoot trail, Calgary, Alberta; (3) the optimum selection of DSRC communication range of Road Side Units (RSUs) and a definitive percentage of CVs in the network to have the least data loss and delay in V2V and V2I data transmission for weekdays’ traffic counts.
CitationPaikari, E. (2014). Connected Vehicle Extension and Integration of Traffic and Discrete Event Simulation Systems -- Applied to Evaluations Based on Dedicated Short Range Communication for Safety and Mobility Indices (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25417
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