Advanced

Deployment of a Wireless Mesh Network for Traffic Control

Lan, Kun-chan; Wang, Zhe; Hassan, Mahbub; Moors, Tim; Berriman, Rodney; Libman, Lavy; Ott, Maximilian; Landfeldt, Björn LU ; Zaidi, Zainab and Chou, Ching-Ming (2012) In Developments in Wireless Network Prototyping, Design, and Deployment: Future Generations p.290-310
Abstract
Wireless mesh networks (WMN) have attracted considerable interest in recent years as a convenient, new technology. However, the suitability of WMN for mission-critical infrastructure applications remains by and large unknown, as protocols typically employed in WMN are, for the most part, not designed for real-time communications. In this chapter, the authors describe a wireless mesh network architecture to solve the communication needs of the traffic control system in Sydney. This system, known as SCATS and used in over 100 cities around the world — from individual traffic light controllers to regional computers and the central TMC —places stringent requirements on the reliability and latency of the data exchanges. The authors discuss... (More)
Wireless mesh networks (WMN) have attracted considerable interest in recent years as a convenient, new technology. However, the suitability of WMN for mission-critical infrastructure applications remains by and large unknown, as protocols typically employed in WMN are, for the most part, not designed for real-time communications. In this chapter, the authors describe a wireless mesh network architecture to solve the communication needs of the traffic control system in Sydney. This system, known as SCATS and used in over 100 cities around the world — from individual traffic light controllers to regional computers and the central TMC —places stringent requirements on the reliability and latency of the data exchanges. The authors discuss experience in the deployment of an initial testbed consisting of 7 mesh nodes placed at intersections with traffic lights, and share the results and insights learned from measurements and initial trials in the process. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
publishing date
type
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
publication status
published
subject
in
Developments in Wireless Network Prototyping, Design, and Deployment: Future Generations
editor
Matin, Mohammad A.
pages
290 - 310
publisher
IGI Global
external identifiers
  • Other:DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1797-1
  • Scopus:84898169287
ISBN
9781466617971
DOI
10.4018/978-1-4666-1797-1.ch014
language
English
LU publication?
no
id
026bacee-0b1e-4d10-a370-071c6ae03fd2 (old id 3128857)
alternative location
http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/deployment-wireless-mesh-network-traffic/67015
date added to LUP
2012-10-12 14:00:36
date last changed
2016-10-13 04:49:54
@misc{026bacee-0b1e-4d10-a370-071c6ae03fd2,
  abstract     = {Wireless mesh networks (WMN) have attracted considerable interest in recent years as a convenient, new technology. However, the suitability of WMN for mission-critical infrastructure applications remains by and large unknown, as protocols typically employed in WMN are, for the most part, not designed for real-time communications. In this chapter, the authors describe a wireless mesh network architecture to solve the communication needs of the traffic control system in Sydney. This system, known as SCATS and used in over 100 cities around the world — from individual traffic light controllers to regional computers and the central TMC —places stringent requirements on the reliability and latency of the data exchanges. The authors discuss experience in the deployment of an initial testbed consisting of 7 mesh nodes placed at intersections with traffic lights, and share the results and insights learned from measurements and initial trials in the process.},
  author       = {Lan, Kun-chan and Wang, Zhe and Hassan, Mahbub and Moors, Tim and Berriman, Rodney and Libman, Lavy and Ott, Maximilian and Landfeldt, Björn and Zaidi, Zainab and Chou, Ching-Ming},
  editor       = {Matin, Mohammad A.},
  isbn         = {9781466617971},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {290--310},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x87d7ed8)},
  series       = {Developments in Wireless Network Prototyping, Design, and Deployment: Future Generations},
  title        = {Deployment of a Wireless Mesh Network for Traffic Control},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1797-1.ch014},
  year         = {2012},
}