Use a systems engineering approach for technical integration of ITS.
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A systems engineering approach requires the project team to consider all phases of a system’s life-cycle from the moment of the system’s conception to its installation. This means taking into consideration the stages of planning, design, procurement, deployment, operations, maintenance, expansion, and retirement of the system or subsystems. This approach also requires the team to:
- Identify alternatives at each step of building the system.
- Evaluate each alternative based on costs, political and technical considerations, and customer needs.
- Consider what risks exist throughout the process and plan for their management.
As discussed, the use of a systems engineering approach to all stages of planning, designing, and deployment of transportation projects is the key to a successful interoperable transportation system. By adopting a Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP), the methodology and milestones in systems integration, and control system development and testing will be further demonstrated.
Author: Center for Urban Transportation Research, College of Engineering, University of South Florida
Published By: District Seven, Florida Department of Transportation
Source Date: 10/1/2002URL: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/TrafficOperations/Doc_Library/PDF/ITS_Integration_Guidebook.pdf
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