Published in Proceedings of the 36th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Volume 5, December 10, 1997, pages 4782-4787.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Xiao-Hua Yu was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Setting signals at intersections to minimize the queue length and vehicle delay time is a key goal in traffic management. In this paper, a new control strategy for a signalized traffic intersection is developed by applying Markovian decision control theory. Statistical analysis of simulation results with different arrival rates indicate the excellent potential of this approach.
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