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Title: Systems integration of road traffic monitoring software
Author: Suraweera, C.
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1998
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A variety of traffic management schemes have been tried in the past to alleviate traffic problems, but with limited success. The European Space Agency proposed a satellite based Road Traffic Monitoring (RTM) system to overcome the limitations in existing schemes. This is studied in Aberdeen in the form of a simulation operating under varying conditions. This simulation has been introduced into the Internet using advanced Web technology to acquaint a wide range of users with the RTM concept. The work that has contributed towards this thesis looks at different approaches used for incorporating pre-processing and post-processing modules to strengthen the RTM simulation on the Web. A Database Management System was integrated into the system to improve data storage and manipulation tasks. This acts as the central coordinator to several sub-applications within the RTM system. A Graphical User Interface has been added to the front end of the simulator to provide easy access into the simulation through a sophisticated visual display. The post-processing needs are being handled by a spreadsheet suite. Techniques that were followed to integrate these modules with each other or with the core simulator have been considered in detail. The spreadsheet facilities have provided analytical ways and means of interpreting RTM system characteristics and performance criteria satisfactorily. As the thesis proceeds from the beginning to the end, it reflects how the original RTM simulator has evolved into a powerful simulation tool for analysing the effects and underling protocols of the RTM system comprehensively.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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