A Secure and Intelligent Transportation System Using Wireless Sensors for Congestion Control

The project aims to design, develop and implement an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to reduce traffic congestion by using Wireless Sensors. By autonomously checking the vehicles passing through busy traffic intersections, the need for police checkpoints that act as traffic bottlenecks can be eliminated. Since vehicles in a lane at traffic intersections are analogous to packets flowing in a communication medium, queuing theory algorithms shall be utilized to prioritize queues in order to dynamically control traffic lights to relieve congestion.

National ICT R&D Fund

SNo Elapsed Time Milestone (check section 4A and 4D for details) Deliverables (check section 4A and 4D for details)
1 3 months (Phase I) M1.3: Formulate the general design specifications M1.4: Summarize the relevant and most important operational methods for traffic congestion in Pakistan

D1.1: Applicable operational methods to alleviate traffic congestion in Pakistan
2 6 months
(Phase I) M1.5: Define the methodology for traffic data generation M1.6: Complete the simulation based performance comparison of existing solutions and finalize results M1.7: Finalize the algorithm design guidelines/specifications and the

D1.2: A high level overview of design guidelines and specifications for the proposed system
3 9 months (Phase 2) M2.1: Complete the Decision/Control module development, configuration and interfacing M2.2: Finalize the vehicle and queue priority criteria

D2.1: Configuration and interfacing details, input parameters, and vehicle and queue priority criteria for the Decision/Control module, and demonstration of Decision/ Control Module.
4 12 months (Phase 2) M2.3: Finalize the development of multichannel assignment algorithm, queuing algorithm and network topology formation algorithm M2.4: Develop, finalize and test a fully working database

D2.2: Report on the database design, architecture (ERDs, LUTs, Queries etc) and performance (average query time) with real time demonstration, along with the developed multichannel assignment algorithm, queuing algorithm and network topology formation algorithm
5 14 months (Phase 2) M2.5: Develop the final prototypes of locally designed wireless sensors (RFID Tags, RFID readers, Wireless Data loggers)

D2.3: Design specifications, preliminary performance evaluation and demonstration of the developed wireless sensors
6 18 months (Phase 3) M3.1: Successful connectivity of individual modules M3.2: Finalize performance optimization M3.3: Finalize benchmarking tests

D3.1: Report on performance optimization of individual modules and benchmarking tests
7 21 months (Phase 4) M4.1: Finalize the testing scenarios to evaluate all relevant aspects of the proposed ITS solution M4.2: Final connectivity checks and successful integration of locally developed sensors M4.3: Check and optimize

D4.1: Detailed test scenarios, individual/collective results, comparison with the analytical/simulation results, and optimum configuration parameters
8 24 months (Phase 5) M5.1: Finalize project documentation
D5.1: A comprehensive manual and project report with example configurations and testing scenarios, Publications, field data and statistics + Demonstration of the prototype implementation