Witney Road Survey for Philip Kingston Associates (2011)
Developed online php code for graphically mapping client survey data and cordon zoning analysis - shortest path for road distances and journey times. Code for conversion and extraction of data into GPX XML format. Northing/easting to longitude/latitude conversions from post code information. Use of external cloud services, via api interfacing in PHP based scripts. Support for a client's job in Witney, Oxfordshire.
Asset Management Prototype for DDM Management Consultants (2011/12)
Development of a working executable prototype (mini system server tool) for linking transient sensor and fixed data via a mysql database to a client's reporting software using port 80 instead of remote mysql on port 3306. Using AES data encryption. Asset Management. None Technical Disclosure Agreed.
CAST - BAA for LeighFishers (2011)
Developed a quick executable tool for a possible future client to allow desk allocations to be edited on CAST models by converting desk object's xml to csv format (not direct Excel import) and vice-a-versa. One row equals one xml timing node.
Airport Modelling Summary
Passenger modelling using Arrive/Depart and Visual Simulations undertaken at Heathrow airport for Terminals 3 and 5, Birmingham, and Athens International Airport.
Cast/BAA Modelling while on secondment at Heathrow Airport - HET design work.
STORM program used for vehicle campus modelling at Heathrow airport for Terminal 5 (fleet size requirement).
Developed a Visual Simulation model of Lyon airport - modelling plane runways and airspace stacking.
Visual Simulation modelling of vehicle campus at Heathrow airport, Terminal 5 - incorporating baggage hall, airside roads, taxiways, and Cargo dynamic modelling. Dead leg movements coming from the STORM program.
Vehicle Kerbside modelling (visually) outside Terminal 3 check-in, Heathrow airport.
Other airport related utility applications.
ARRDEP (ARRIVE/DEPART) Development
The ARRIVE/DEPART programs were originally written back in the 1970's on a prime mainframe to model the movements of passengers and transfers at 'third world' airports. They were written in Fortran 77. The latest version is written in Fortran 90, with a clearwin addin for Windows 95/98/2000 support.
Further developed these programs to enhance the level of sophistication of the simulation. Enhancements include:
A passenger control filtering system on processing facilities
Extension of the number of processing facilities and holding areas
Development of a link between Arrive and Depart to enable full modelling of all transfer movements
Development of variable desk opening at all passenger process points, in Arrivals and Departures
Incorporation of the full simulation of people mover systems within Arrive
Addition of fast track channels and executive lounges
A multitasking option between these two models within one program ARRDEP98
Graphical user interface
Links to our Visual Simulation system.
This new version has been used successfully to model the Terminal 5 extension at Heathrow Airport, Athens Airport, and Birmingham Airport.
STORM Program Development
STORM stands for scheduled traffic operator and route manager and was developed to analyse vehicle congestion at the T5 design study stage at Heathrow airport. Kept up to date, and made much faster via improved data sorting methods. This program generates vehicle fleets on a supplied network (for a specified flight schedule), and like CONTRAM, gives the user an estimation of the delays due to resultant congestion. Used to generate the dead-leg journeys for our Virtual Simulation Campus models.
Visual Simulation Development
Visual Simulation models were developed on a project specific basis - incorporating modular object specific code to represent projects which needed to use an Object Orientated Design Solution, although the software itself was written using C without class structures. These chiefly consist of Airport models - check-in queues, immigration halls, arrival halls for passengers and the road campus for service vehicle fleet size requirements. Visual Simulation has also been used to model railway stations, like City Thameslink 2000 project. Uses dynamic link libraries written by Jacobs Consultancy within a third party render/Virtual Reality engine called Superscape.
Project Utility Applications
Development of various programs/model designed to help collect and analyse output from other models - project related. Ranges from Excel spreadsheets using VBA, to standalone applications compiled in either Visual C++ or Fortran 90. Also includes some Taxi survey applications written in Pocketc, which will run on Palm PDAs.
Pedestrian Modelling (other than Visual Simulation Modelling)
2006 Paddington Hammersmith and City Station, London Underground, UK
Development of PEDROUTE passenger simulation models for the existing and proposed Hammerson scheme for the Hammersmith and City station at Paddington. I have been responsible for developing various station matrices and the overview of the modelling.
2004-2007 Kings Cross / St Pancras Station, London Underground, UK
Development of various models for King's Cross / St. Pancras London Underground Station. The study has involved both PEDROUTE and static analysis on a call-off contract. I have also undertaken various assessments on the project including model checks, demand review, recreation of station matrices, evacuation assessments and developments of models to replicate proposed Interim Station Arrangements. Completed a study for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the LU station works.
2005 Stratford Regional Station, Docklands Light Rail (DLR), UK
Development of PEDROUTE passenger simulation models for Stratford Regional Station. I was responsible for adapting the models to incorporate new infrastructure and determining weaknesses in the proposed design. I was also involved in the development of demand matrices for the station.
2005-2007 Stratford Regional Station, Transport for London (Major Projects), UK
Development of a passenger capacity enhancement scheme for Stratford Regional Station (Olympic scenario testing). The station is subject to several major future rail schemes and is already currently congested. I was involved in the development of a scheme to relieve congestion at the station. The PEDROUTE model was used extensively on the project to assist in the development of a workable scheme and to assist in modelling used to develop a Business Case for the project.
2004-2005 Peterborough Station, Peterborough City Council, UK
This project involved the creation of Base Year models of the station used to develop future scheme proposals for the station. I was responsible for the analysis of various survey data to create and validate the Base Year PEDROUTE models. On completion of the Base Year models I assisted in the development of Future schemes for the station.
1998-2005 New Route Assignment Model for PAM
Started the process of developing Jacobs Consultancy's own route assignment program to define the routes of pedestrians within PAM, without using CONTRAM, in order to enhance PAM's marketability as a standalone product.
1994-1995 PAM Validation at St Pancras Station
Converted the old PEDPAR spreadsheet for pedestrian jourmey times into a FORTRAN 77 program to model pedestrians within a pre-defined network, interfacing with CONTRAM to assign pedestrians to routes. This was called the PAM package.
Visual Simulation Modelling
2006-2007 STAR Alliance - CAST simulation modelling
Utilised the advanced CAST simulation modelling tool to assess the performance of proposed capital projects for the STAR Alliance project at Heathrow Airport, including the HET project (redevelopment of Terminal Three, Heathrow Airport). This involved client meetings to understand the requirements, stakeholder consultation and reporting.
2003-2006 T5 Campus Model
Developed a combined visual simulation model of the proposed Terminal 5 (Heathrow Airport) service vehicle campus for the purpose of obtaining the vehicle fleet size required for the whole day - this links in all the separate areas of the campus done to date; plus Satellite 3. Work involves modelling the vehicles crossing taxiways - with subsequent closure delays. The modelling period, instead of just been the peak hour, became a full real time 24hour model for the fleet size requirements.
2001-2002 T5 Baggage Hall Visual Simulation Modelling
Developed a visual simulation of the proposed Terminal 5 baggage hall at the core terminal. This model is processing all the expected baggage vehicles from plane stands and parking bays, to reclaim devices, empty ULD collectors, transfer baggage, and departure baggage build points. It runs in real time (but has a go faster option installed). Various numeric output files for analysis are produced, using Excel spreadsheets, and analysis utilities written by myself.
2001-2006 T5 Southern Ancillary Road Visual Simulation
Developed a visual simulation model of the proposed Terminal 5 southern ancillary road. This models the plane service vehicles on an important but congested area at T5. Created twelve different scenarios, including time controlled traffic lights, roadabouts and vehicle actuated traffic lights. This model also runs in real-time, and produces various output files for analysis.
2000-2006 City Thameslink Visual Simulation Modelling
Developed a visual simulation model of City Thameslink station in London for future year, base year and construction scenarios. This simulation models both trains and the passengers in real-time on the platforms and how they 'interact' with the trains.
2000 London City Airport Visual Simulation Modelling
Using the code developed for Lyon Airport (below), developed a similar projects for London City Airport.
2000 Lyon Airport Visual Simulation Model
Designed a visual simulation model (C++ code) to simulate plane stands and taxiways, later used by that division for other airport terminal analysis work at London City Airport. Modelled the landing and taking off of planes from the runways, and how they interact on the taxiways to get to and from their stands.
1996-2006 Virtual Reality Research (became Visual Simulation Modelling) and Development Projects
Developing a visual simulation skill base on a project by project basis
There are chiefly been linked to modelling pedestrians and vehicles, in simulated real-time, flowing through various networks linked to data from Jacobs Consultancy's PAM, ARRIVE/DEPART, and STORM packages
Developed a graphical application to model 52 different vehicle types on the airside roads at Heathrow Airport, including traffic light junction modelling, part of the Terminal 5 extension study (with BA)
Developed an application to demonstrate Jacobs Consultancy's VR capabilities in pedestrian modelling to the 'passenger terminal EXPO98' in Hamburg, Germany (February 1998)
Developed a visual simulation for the new Athens International Airport, modelling passengers arriving at the check-in area
Developed a visual simulation of Broadgate Plazza, simulating lift movements between three floors, and people's resultant delays
All new visual simulation projects are mentioned on a project basis from now on (above)
These applications were all written in Microsoft Visual C++ for the superscape virtual reality system. Helped gain new service role for transport consulting.
2001-2006 Planet MM/Planet North Model Update
Enhanced the Ptline program (see below) to model two rail networks in Emme2, one for the southern UK counties, and one for northern England/Scotland. Designed for the Planet Rail model update work.
1998-2006 Ptline Program Update
Developed a program called Ptline to allow Jacobs Consultancy to update LUL's Emme2 railplan model timetables, the program can now cope with more than one node associated with the same tiploc station. It can also use a network file to find shortest path routes between stations. The same program was previously used for the Planet98 transit lines update. Also helped with the Planet98 demand matrix updates using ticket data from Railtrack. Also used the Ptline program to generate trips transit lines for the East Coast MainLine project.
2003 Saturn Network Editor
Developed a new Saturn tool for the Thames Crossing study which helps users edit and adjust the saturation flows in Saturn Network files. Also developed a tool which takes signal data outputted from a spreadsheet (macro written by myself), and updated the signal timings in the Saturn Network files.
1995 Validation of GART at Waterloo Station
A large study of taxi behaviour was carried out at Waterloo, and the GART program was modified to seek validation against the flow survey results. The existing empty taxi model needed updating and was replaced with a completely revised model, substantially improving the validation results. The above was achieved by developing a database program, TAXIRTES, to aid analysis of the survey data.
1994 GART Program
Continued software development of GART program to model traffic flows generated by train or plane services, at airports or railway stations. Modifications were made by user request, chiefly to make the program more user friendly.