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A Cyber-Physical Traffic Signaling System for Controlled Waterway in Inland River Based on Edge-centric IoT
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  • Zechen Li,
  • Shan Liang,
  • Shaojun Gan,
  • Dejun Wang
Zechen Li
School of Automation, Chongqing University

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Shan Liang
School of Automation, Chongqing University
Shaojun Gan
College of metropolitan transportation, Beijing University of Technology
Dejun Wang
Changjiang Waterway Bureau, School of Automation, Chongqing University


The controlled waterway in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has become a bottleneck for shipping due to its curved, narrow and turbulent characteristics. The vessels passing through it must obey the signal revealed by the Intelligent Vessel Traffic Signaling System (IVTSS) to pass in one direction. The accuracy of signals is directly related to traffic safety and efficiency. However, the unreliability of vessel sensing sensors in these areas and the latency of transmission and computation of large amounts of sensing data may negatively impact IVTSS. Hence, more information from the physical world is needed to ensure the stable operation of the IVTSS, and we proposed an edge computing-centric sensing and execution system based on IoT architecture to enhance the reliability of IVTSS. We conducted experiments using plug-and-play methods, reducing command and recording error rates by 89.47% and 86.27%, respectively, achieving the goal of real-time perception control.
18 Dec 2023Submitted to TechRxiv
22 Dec 2023Published in TechRxiv