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Wireless Networks for Traffic Light Control on Urban and Aerotropolis Roads

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Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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ICT, Universidade de Évora, 7000-645 Évora, Portugal
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IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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Departmento de Física, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, 7000-645 Évora, Portugal
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2020, 9(2), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan9020026
Received: 8 February 2020 / Revised: 6 May 2020 / Accepted: 13 May 2020 / Published: 28 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Instrumentation for Power Converter Applications)
This paper presents a traffic light system based on wireless communication that provides a support infrastructure for intelligent control in the context of smart cities and aerotropolis areas. An aerotropolis is a metropolitan subregion with an infrastructure centered an airport. Traffic intensity is increasing all over the world. Intelligent dynamic traffic light system control is being sought to replace classic conventional manual and time-based systems. In this work, a wireless sensor network is designed and implemented to feed real-time data into an intelligent traffic light system control. A physical prototype is implemented for experimental validation outside the laboratory environment. The physical prototype shows robustness against unexpected issues and local failures. The results are positive in terms of the scope of experience gained, and there is potential for these tests to be extended to larger areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: metropolitan area networks; communication systems; traffic control; networked control systems; aerotropolis metropolitan area networks; communication systems; traffic control; networked control systems; aerotropolis
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Cunha, J.; Batista, N.; Cardeira, C.; Melicio, R. Wireless Networks for Traffic Light Control on Urban and Aerotropolis Roads. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2020, 9, 26.

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