SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FOR INTELLIGENT TRANSPIRATION SYSTEMS (ITS): AN INTRODUCTION FOR TRANSPORTATION PROFESSIONALS (JAN 2007)
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FOR INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS): AN INTRODUCTION FOR TRANSPIRATION PROFESSIONALS (JAN 2007)., This guide is intended to introduce you to systems engineering and provide a basic
understanding of how it can be applied to planning, designing, and implementing intelligent
transportation systems (ITS) projects. The guide leads you step by step through the project
life cycle and describes the systems engineering approach at each step. It describes how to
begin implementing the systems engineering approach on your next ITS project and
incorporate it more broadly into your organizationís business processes and practices.
Reading this guide will make you conversant in systems engineering and familiar with the
way that it is being applied to ITS projects today. It wonít make you a systems engineering
expert. Many excellent and comprehensive resources are available that describe every
aspect of systems engineering in detail. These resources are identified throughout the guide
in case you want more information.
This document is a resource and a learning tool on the topic of systems engineering. It is
not formal guidance from US DOT on how to meet the systems engineering
requirements in FHWA Rule 940 and the FTA National ITS Architecture Policy.
Compliance with the Rule/Policy is actually established by each FHWA Division and FTA
Regional Office. It is strongly recommended that you contact your federal representative for
the specific requirements in your state.