Autonomous Street Light Simulator21st February 2014
StreetlightSim has been produced as part of Sei Ping Lau's, a member of my research team, PhD research project. The simulator is an open source streetlight simulation environment based on the well-known OMNet++ and SUMO tools. It features a customisable road traffic pattern, described by the road traffic distribution according to different times of day and annual average daily traffic flow (AADF), and can be easily extended to different streetlight networks using OpenStreetMap and JOSM.
The StreetlightSim website
StreetlightSim has been developed specifically to evaluate Autonomous and Adaptive Street Lighting Schemes. We have used it to evaluate the performance of various street lighting schemes based on an actual streetlight network in terms of their energy efficiency and utility to road users. You can find out more about the research by downloading our paper:
Sei Ping Lau, Merrett, G.V., White, N.M., 'Energy-efficient street lighting through embedded adaptive intelligence,' Advanced Logistics and Transport (ICALT), 2013 International Conference on, pp.53-58, 29-31 May 2013.
To find out more, click the link below to visit the StreetlightSim website and download it!
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