Welcome to the web pages of doctor grant project of the Czech Science Foundation GA CR 102/05/H517 "Traffic Telematic Systems Research". These pages serve as a joint presentation of PhD. Students working on this project.

The main goal of the project is establishing of field framework of traffic problems for PhD. Students of Departments of Faculty of Transportation Sciences and providing targeted coordination of their PhD. theses. The goal of the project is ensuring the cooperation of PhD. students of different field of their interest and targeted integration of their PhD. theses.

Fig.1 Scope of the doctor project

Scientific leadership
Doc. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Svítek
Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Votruba, CSc.
Doc. Ing. Petr Vysoký, CSc.

PhD. Students
Ing. Zuzana Bělinová
Theme: Analysis and synthesis of the transport and telematics system architectures
Zuzana Bělinová deals with the intelligent vehicle, intelligent vehicle applications, transport telematics system architectures and information systems (remote information services for vehicles). Original scope of work (transport telematics systems architectures) has specified to the self-organizing systems. Deals with different description possibilities of these systems (multi-agent systems, cellular systems) and their possible usage for transport-telematics systems and their applications.
Zuzana Bělinová was involved in studying selforganizing transportation systems – conditions of their existence, identification and description. She studied methods of modeling of transportation systems in context of usability for selforganizing aspects of transportation. From the variety of tranportation descriptions (micro, macroscopic, cellular, kinetics) was used macroscopic view for selforganizing aspects. Factors influencing selforganization – various parameters describing driver´s behavior and possibilities of their including into the models were also studied.

Ing. Petr Bouchner
Theme: Driving simulators for driver behavior research
Petr Bouchner deals with Man - Machine Interface (HMI), communication between driver and intelligent vehicle with connection to analysis of drivers' attention. He leads his team at the automobile simulator workplace. He is engaged in research of driver - vehicle system interaction reliability. He proposes simulator experiments focused on assessment of HMI device influence to the quality and comfort of journey and on research of fatigue detection possibilities of drivers. He develops vehicle simulators with his group ‚Driving Simulation Research Group' at Faculty of Transportation Sciences is cooperating with Petr Bouchner on vehicle simulators develepment. The compact vehicle simulator of the next generation with full surrounded environment projection was introduced, projection scene enrichment, light simulator was enhanced by deep projection modified for experiment in tunnels. During solving the grant (January – March) he was interested in finishing of academic thesis, which was sucessfully defenced in March 2007.

Ing. Martin Brodský
Theme: The virtual interactive environment for applications of treatment of phobias
It picks up the threads of my diploma thesis "The virtual interactive environment for applications of treatment of phobias in transportation", which had the aim of development of methodology for creation of curing virtual environments and approve its functionality on real experiments. The aim of my dissertation thesis is focused on the area of hardware used for interaction between the human subject and the virtual environment. Use of more sophisticated tracking hardware should bring noticeable improvement of proband´s immersion. I also expect to create external sound mixing device, which could better work with different sounds and accomplish the ambience of the virtual environment.

Ing. Vladimír Faltus
Theme: Control and modelling of traffic area
Vladimír Faltus deals with control and modelling of traffic on urban road network. On the level of urban traffic area he's developing a new method for improvement of existing traffic control based on advanced devices and procedures of intelligent transport systems. Important part of research is also traffic simulation, metering, processing and evaluation of traffic parameters. Observed and estimated travel time of the vehicles is also a significant traffic parameter, besides velocity, intensity, slack, etc.

Ing. Jindřich Krása
Theme: Interaction of human factor with artificial system and analysis of pilots performance parameters decrease during the flight
Jindřich Krása deals with vehicles, traffic staff, HMI, artificial system (airplane) - human operator interface with focusing on analysis of pilots attention decrease during the flight. He deals with analysis of psycho physiological parameters of pilots during the flight in dependence on flight modes. His work was used in broader research of analysis of HMI in aviation.

Ing. Tomáš Musil
Theme: Safe architectures of railway interlocking systems
The doctoral thesis is targeted to problematics of usage of programmable gate arrays (FPGA) for railway interlocking system. The main goal is to achieve high levels of safety and realiability of final application by means of using diversification and dynamic reconfiguration techniques. The resulting work will be presented on real device "Automatic electonic block ABE-1".

Ing. Martin Pěnička
Theme: Towards a Theory of Railways (successfully finished in 2006)
Martin Pěnička deals with modeling of intelligent vehicle- infrastructure interaction in the railway field. He is active in Formal software development methods in Railways, partly done at Danish Technical University, Denmark at Computer Science, Information and mathematical modeling. He is specialized on large-scale systems with applications on railway transport - interlocking plans integration and software application for automatic train planning and scheduling.

Ing. Jakub Rajnoch
Theme: Distance-based charging evaluation of approaches and development of an approach for the calculation of distance based charging
Jakub Rajnoch deals with intelligent vehicle and with communication with intelligent infrastructure with another intelligent vehicle. He deals with distance-based charging evaluation of approaches and with development of an approach for the calculation of distance based charging.

Ing. Jindřich Sadil
Theme:Suboptimal control processes of railway traction
Jindrich Sadil deals with intelligent infrastructure with connection to telematics and intelligent power supply, with optimization of power consumption diagrams both in real time and in the phase of preparing the train traffic diagram. He develops a model of power consumptions of supply stations, which should determine their take-offs based on train traffic diagram proposal. In the following year new models are planned to develop or improving of the present models by more inputs adding – rail traffic graficon design, using of the new model structures. Models are tested on historical data (2003 – 2007).

Ing. Tomáš Stárek
He deals with possibillities of implementation eCall systém (Emergency Call), implementation of UMTC information (Urban Traffic Management and Control systém). It all covers city transport and individual vehicle transport integration into the navigation systems. Analysis of systems for dangerous cargo transports in the selected parts of Europe. In context of thesis theme possibilities of evaluation of qualitative and social-economic benefits which are generated by telematics systems and its aproximation. He worked on intelligent vehicle and its communication with infrastructure or the other intelligent vehicle. He was also interested in evaluating of existing types of road tolls based on GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite systém) and design of the concept for computing of distance between these systems. Tomas Starek also studied and publicated many kinds of telecomunications protocols CALM, which are suitable for transport-telematics systems.

Ing. Stanislav Novotný
Téma: Analytical evaluation of technical data comming from the vehicle simulator
He deals with research of reliability of interaction driver-vehicle systém concerning the analyses of driver´s attention. He designed and evaluated experiments on research vehicle simulators with concerning on influence of HMI on quality and comfort of driving. Detection of drivers fatigue models. Also software support for vehicle simulators development, enriching of visual field for back projection and measurement of influence of this solution on quality of driving.

Ing. Roman Piekník
Téma: Analysing of factors needed for development of the simulator scenes in context of direct measurement of react times of driver
He deals mainly with design and realization of virtual reality scenes integrated into the vehicle simulators. Preparing and realization of experiments for research vehicle simulators with stress on impact of HMI on comfort and quality of driving. He also works on projects which goal is to evaluate influence of different levels of alcohol on safety. The subject of analyses was mainly the style of driving (trajectory, speed), reaction time for different stimuls by different levels of alcohol in blood.