Term of Award

Fall 2017

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Committee Chair

Valentin Soloiu

Committee Member 1

Biswanath Samanta

Committee Member 2

Anoop Desai


Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is a growing field of research which focuses on the alleviation of traffic congestion and road accidents caused by miscommunication or confusion of human drivers. Intelligent Intersection Management is a subdivision of ITS which focuses on the seamless management of vehicles arriving at, traversing and exiting intersections to prevent congestion and collision within or around the intersection. This research sought to develop a cost effective method of implementing wireless Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication based Intelligent Intersection Management, by employing the use of 1:4.5 scale version autonomous vehicle prototypes, on a similarly scaled four-way intersection. This was accomplished by employing Robot Operating System (ROS) on a single board computer platform which communicated comma-separated integers via Zigbee XBee radio transceivers to prioritize navigation of vehicles arriving at the intersection based on arrival time and the vehicles’ projected paths.

Research Data and Supplementary Material