Data Model Design in Automatic Transit System (PRT) Simulation Software

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 763)


Simulation has become a very important factor in the field of Automated Transit Network – Personal Rapid Transit (ATN-PRT) design. Multiple traffic conditions, as well as model structure and movement parameters lead to increase in the number of simulation experiments which must be performed to evaluate ATN control algorithms. This article aims to show some guidelines for design of such simulation systems, with particular emphasis on data model design in object oriented programming (OOP) for massive simulations. These guidelines are presented in the context of Feniks Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) simulator development, but are also valid for other graph-based simulation software.


Automated Transit Network Personal Rapid Transit ATN simulation OOP Parallel programming data structures Software design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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