ITS Standards Training

Training Module Descriptions

 


MODULE 1. I101: USING ITS STANDARDS: AN OVERVIEW
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Description:  This introductory module provides an overview of ITS standards for practicing transportation professionals and decision makers who are engaged in the deployment of ITS. This training will highlight the program, organizational benefits, costs of adaptation, and use of ITS Standards to support the deployment of interoperable systems.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:04

Instructor(s):  Gary B. Thomas, P.E., Ph.D., Center Director; Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

Target Audience:

  • Non-Technical Decision makers
  • Public Sector Project Managers

Prerequisite(s):  None

Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

  1. Identify benefits and costs of using standards in ITS projects.
  2. Describe benefits of using systems engineering process in ITS projects.
  3. Identify and address high-level technical and institutional challenges to using standards.
  4. Describe the role of ITS standards in ITS applications.
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MODULE 2. A101: INTRODUCTION TO ACQUIRING STANDARDS-BASED ITS SYSTEMS
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Description:  The module provides key reference points and information for participants to be able to communicate procurement strategies for standards-compliant systems.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:02

Instructor(s):  Ken Vaughn, P.E., President; Trevilon Corporation, Herndon, VA

Target Audience:

  • Procurement Managers / Decision Makers
  • Public Sector Project Managers

Prerequisite(s): 

  • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
  • Helpful to have knowledge of
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Managing ITS deployment projects
    • Government procurement processes
    • Benefits of standards
    • Systems engineering process (SEP)

Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

  1. Identify what managers should know.
  2. Articulate the process for acquiring standards-compliant systems.
  3. Differentiate between standards that have or have not gone through the systems engineering process (SEP).
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MODULE 3. A102: INTRODUCTION TO USER NEEDS IDENTIFICATION
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Description:  The module provides an introduction on how to select user needs for standards. The module will focus on identifying needs based on what the user is seeking to accomplish, not how it will be accomplished.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:07

Instructor(s):  Tomas Guerra, President; OZ Engineering, LLC, Phoenix, AZ

Target Audience:

  • Non-Technical Decision makers
  • Operational Staff
  • Operational Stakeholders
  • Other Stakeholders
  • Public Sector Project Managers
  • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

Prerequisite(s): 

  • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
  • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • Basic knowledge of the following is helpful
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Government procurement processes
    • Systems Engineering Process (SEP)

Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

  1. Identify user needs.
  2. Identify standards that have gone through the System Engineering Process (SEP).
  3. Select user needs for standards that have been through the SEP.
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MODULE 4. A103: INTRODUCTION TO ITS STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT
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Description:  This module introduces what requirements are; where they fit in the life cycle, specifically operational needs and standard needs; and how the user determines if they are correct.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:33

Instructor(s):  Ralph W. Boaz, President; Pillar Consulting, Inc., San Diego, CA

Target Audience:

  • Non-Technical Decision makers
  • Operational Stakeholders
  • Public Sector Project Managers

Prerequisite(s): 

  • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
  • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
  • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • A202 Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
  • Basic knowledge of the following areas is helpful:
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Managing ITS deployment projects
    • Government procurement processes
    • Benefits of standards
    • Systems engineering process (SEP)

Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

  1. Define requirements for overall operation to satisfy user needs.
  2. Understand the concept of a well-formed requirement.
  3. Define the system and interfaces as a functional architecture.
  4. Use decomposition of the architecture and requirements as necessary to properly define the system.
  5. Verify that requirements are complete and correct.
  6. Understand how requirements development applies to ITS communication standards.
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MODULE 5. T101: INTRODUCTION TO ITS STANDARDS TESTING
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Description:  This module provides participants with an introduction to the need for and applicability of ITS standards testing. Concepts related to conformance to requirements to design, documents to be merged, systems tests and interface testing are discussed. While this module focuses on testing requirements for conformance to standards, it also helps distinguish conformance testing from compliance testing at a high level. The focus is on functionality and not on specific hardware or devices that could be built. The focus is also on testing required versus optional elements of the standards and the distinct impact these would have on interoperability and fulfilling requirements of standards.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:05

Instructor(s):  Gary B. Thomas, P.E., Ph.D., Research Engineer; Texas Transportation Institute College Station, TX

Target Audience:

  • Engineering Staff
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Operational Staff
  • Procurement Managers / Decision Makers

Prerequisite(s):  100, 200, or 300 acquisition training, as appropriate.

Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

  1. Explain the need for and benefits of testing.
  2. Describe how ITS standards testing fits into the overall scope of a systems test and a systems life cycle.
  3. Discuss how to test an implementation for conformance to standards.
  4. Distinguish the difference between standard conformance and project compliance.
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MODULE 6. A201: DETAILS ON ACQUIRING STANDARDS-BASED ITS SYSTEMS
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Description:  The module provides guidance on selecting the appropriate standard for acquiring standards-based systems that take into account the specifications, processes, and roles of users and staff.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:53

Instructor(s):  Robert Rausch, Vice President; TransCore, Norcross, GA

Target Audience:

  • Engineering Staff
  • Private Sector Consultants
  • Public Sector Project Managers

Prerequisite(s): 

  • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
  • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
  • Basic knowledge of the following areas is helpful:
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Managing ITS deployment projects
    • Government procurement processes
    • Systems engineering process (SEP)

Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

  1. Identify how to use the standards to achieve your procurement goals.
  2. Identify the process to be used to procure standards-based ITS systems and devices.
  3. Identify the standards that are likely to apply to your system or device procurement.
  4. Understand the general content of the SEP and non-SEP standards.
  5. Learn to incorporate the standards into your procurement documents.
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MODULE 7. A202: IDENTIFYING AND WRITING USER NEEDS WHEN ITS STANDARDS DO NOT HAVE SEP CONTENT
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Description:  This module provides guidance on how to identify user needs if they do not already exist and distinguish user needs from requirements when they are mixed in non-SEP environments. This module assists participants in writing user needs by studying examples from SEP-based standards. This module is recommended to be taken in conjunction with A203 Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:31

Instructor(s):  Raman K Patel, Ph.D., P.E., President; RK Patel Associates, Inc., New York, NY

Target Audience:

  • Engineering Staff
  • Public Sector Project Managers

Prerequisite(s): 

  • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
  • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
  • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • Basic knowledge of the following areas is helpful:
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Managing ITS deployment projects
    • Government procurement processes
    • Benefits of standards
    • Systems engineering process (SEP)

Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

  1. Understand role of user needs.
  2. Understand structure of standards.
  3. Analyze Concept of Operations for user needs.
  4. Write a user need document.
  5. Extract user needs from other relevant standards.
  6. Validate user needs.
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MODULE 8. A203: WRITING REQUIREMENTS WHEN ITS STANDARDS DO NOT HAVE SEP CONTENT
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Description:  This module provides guidance on how to write requirements if they do not already exist within the standard and distinguish user needs from requirements when they are mixed in non-SEP environments. This module assists participants in selecting relevant requirements by studying examples from SEP-based standards. This module is recommended to be taken in conjunction with A202 Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content.

Available resources: 
PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

Running Time:  1:17

Instructor(s): 

Target Audience:

  • Operational Stakeholders
  • Procurement Managers / Decision Makers
  • Public Sector Project Managers

Prerequisite(s): 

  • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
  • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
  • A202 Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
  • A103 Introduction to ITS Standards Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of the following areas is helpful:
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Managing ITS deployment projects
    • Government procurement processes
    • Benefits of standards
    • Systems engineering process (SEP)
  • Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Understand that requirements development is a process.
    2. Avoid pitfalls when writing requirements.
    3. Write requirements when an ITS communication standard does not have SEP information.
    4. Use traceability matrices as tools for requirements development.
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    MODULE 9. T201: HOW TO WRITE A TEST PLAN
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    Description:  This course provides participants with an understanding of the need for a test plan when developing/deploying systems based on ITS standards within the context of an overall systems testing process/life cycle. This module identifies key elements of a test plan and its relevance in the context of the overall testing process/life cycle using IEEE 829 and FHWA VEE diagrams as reference with one or more examples of well-written test plans in a standard format.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  0:51

    Instructor(s):  Ken Vaughn, P.E., President; Trevilon Corporation, Herndon, VA

    Target Audience:

    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Operational Staff
    • System Integrators
    • Testing Personnel / Contractors

    Prerequisite(s):  T101 Introduction to ITS Standards Testing
    Helpful to have knowledge of:

    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Systems engineering process (SEP)
    • Acquisition process for standards-based ITS procurements

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Discuss the role of a test plan within the testing lifecycle and SEP.
    2. Summarize the characteristics of a good test plan.
    3. Present the outline of a test plan.
    4. Describe relationship among test plans, and test design specifications.
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    MODULE 10. A311a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR DMS SYSTEMS BASED ON NTCIP 1203 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module provides participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1203 standard and acquire a DMS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish with support from tools and resources such as a protocol requirements list (PRL) in following a systems engineering process.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:43

    Instructor(s):  Patrick Chan, P.E., Senior Technical Staff; Consensus Systems, Technologies (ConSysTec), Flushing, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Engineering Staff
    • Other Stakeholders
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Discuss the structure of the standard.
    2. Identify specific DMS operational needs.
    3. Use the PRL to select the user needs and link to requirements.
    4. Explain how the PRL fits into the DMS specification.
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    MODULE 11. A313a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR ESS SYSTEMS BASED ON NTCIP 1204 v03 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module provides participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1204 standard and acquire an ESS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish with support from tools and resources such as a protocol requirements list (PRL) in following a systems engineering process.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:25

    Instructor(s):  Ken Vaughn, P.E., President; Trevilon Corporation, Herndon, VA

    Target Audience:

    • Engineering Staff
    • Other Stakeholders
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff
    • Users (Clarus Initiative, public safety)

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Understand the structure of the standard.
    2. Identify specific ESS operational needs.
    3. Use the PRL to select the user needs and link to requirements.
    4. Explain how the PRL fits into an ESS specification.
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    MODULE 12. A321a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS BASED ON TMDD v3 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module provides participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the TMDD v3 standard and acquire a traffic management system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish with support from tools and resources such as the needs to requirements traceability matrix (NRTM) in following a systems engineering process.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:49

    Instructor(s):  Raman K Patel, Ph.D., P.E., President; RK Patel Associates, Inc., New York, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Emergency Management and Public Safety Staff
    • Engineering Staff
    • Planning Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff
    • Transportation Operations Personnel

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • Helpful to have knowledge of:
      • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
      • Managing ITS deployment projects
      • Government procurement processes
      • Benefits of standards
      • Systems engineering process (SEP)
      • Traffic Management Centers (TMCs)

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Describe what problem TMDD is addressing.
    2. Identify regional operational and planning needs (specific to TMDD) for common system interface to support interagency communications.
    3. Discuss the TMDD v3 standard structure and the content.
    4. Understanding the role of NRTM and learn how to use it to select user needs and link them to requirements.
    5. Identify a requirement of institutional arrangement for implementing a system interface.
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    MODULE 13. T202: OVERVIEW OF TEST DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS, TEST CASES, AND TEST PROCEDURES
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    Description:  This module covers material related to the three elements required to develop testing specifications (test design specifications, test cases, and test procedures). The participant learns what goes into the test design specification distinct from interface specifications. The role of developing test specifications in the verification and validation life cycle is briefly explained. The module identifies key elements of test design specifications, test cases, and test procedures in the context of the overall testing process/life cycle using IEEE 829 as a reference, with one or more examples of each.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:35

    Instructor(s):  Russ Brookshire, Product Manager; Intelligent Devices, Suwanee, GA

    Target Audience:

    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Operational Staff
    • Testing Personnel / Contractors

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • T101 Introduction to ITS Standards Testing
    • T201 How to Write a Test Plan

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Describe, within the context of the testing lifecycle, the role of Test Plans, Test Design Specifications, Test Cases, and Test Procedures.
    2. Describe the purpose and content of Test Design Specifications, Test Cases, and Test Procedures.
    3. For standards using SEP, detail the manner that PRLs and RTCTMs can be used to create Test Specifications.
    4. For standards that do not use SEP, detail the manner that Conformance Groups can be used to create Test Specifications.
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    MODULE 14. A311b: SPECIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR DMS SYSTEMS BASED ON NTCIP 1203 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module focuses on assisting technical staff in specifying clear requirements from the list of requirements that exist in versions 02 and 03 of the NTCIP 1203 DMS standard and meeting identified user needs. This module provides participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1203 standard and acquire a DMS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish as identified by tracing the user needs to the requirements with support from tools and resources such as a requirements traceability matrix (RTM) and protocol requirements list (PRL) in following a systems engineering process. The module reviews the pros and cons of selecting requirements not covered by the standard and the need to avoid an orphaned user need or requirement for a system.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:58

    Instructor(s):  Patrick Chan, P.E., Senior Technical Staff; Consensus Systems, Technologies (ConSysTec), Flushing, NY

    Target Audience:

    • DMS Procurement Officer
    • Device Manufacturers
    • Specification Writers
    • System Integrators
    • Transportation Operations Managers
    • Transportation Operations Personnel

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A311a Understanding User Needs for DMS Systems Based on NTCIP 1203 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Discuss the Structure of the Standard.
    2. Use the RTM and PRL to specify the standardized structure of requirements
    3. Include the requirements from the PRL and RTM in the specification.
    4. Specify requirements not covered by the standard.
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    MODULE 15. A313b: SPECIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR ESS SYSTEMS BASED ON NTCIP 1204 v03 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module focuses on assisting technical staff in specifying clear requirements from the list of requirements that exist in NTCIP 1204 v03 ESS and meeting identified user needs. This module provides participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1204 v03 standard and acquire a ESS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish as identified by tracing the user needs to the requirements with support from tools and resources such as a RTM and PRL in following a systems engineering process. The module reviews the pros and cons of selecting requirements not covered by the standard and the need to avoid an orphaned user need or requirement for a system.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:11

    Instructor(s):  Ken Vaughn, P.E., President; Trevilon Corporation, Herndon, VA

    Target Audience:

    • Coders
    • Engineering Staff
    • Other Stakeholders
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • System Integrators
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff
    • Users (Clarus Initiative, public safety)

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A313a Understanding User Needs for ESS Systems Based on NTCIP 1204 v03 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Discuss the structure of the standard.
    2. Use the PRL and RTM to specify the standardized structure of requirements.
    3. Use the RTM to specify the standardized design. Include the requirements from the PRL and RTM in the specification.
    4. Understand how to specify requirements not covered by the standard.
    5. Infer the relationship between selecting requirements and testing.
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    MODULE 16. A321b: SPECIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS BASED ON TMDD v03 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module focuses on assisting technical staff in specifying clear requirements from the list of requirements that exist in TMDD v3 and meeting identified user needs. This module provides participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the TMDD v3 standard and acquire a traffic management system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish as identified by tracing the user needs to the requirements with support from tools and resources such as a requirements traceability matrix (RTM) and protocol requirements list (PRL) in following a systems engineering process. The module reviews the pros and cons of selecting requirements not covered by the standard and the need to avoid an orphaned user need or requirement for a system.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:36

    Instructor(s):  Raman K. Patel, Ph.D., P.E., President; RK Patel Associates, Inc., New York, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Coders
    • Emergency Management and Public Safety Staff
    • Engineering Staff
    • Planning Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101 Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101 Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102 Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201 Details on Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A321a Understanding User Needs for Traffic Management Systems Based on TMDD v3 Standard
    • Basic knowledge of the following areas is helpful:
      • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
      • Managing ITS deployment projects
      • Government procurement processes
      • Benefits of standards
      • Systems Engineering Process (SEP)
      • Traffic Management Centers (TMCs)

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Discuss continuity with the TMDD user needs module, A321A.
    2. Understanding requirements.
    3. How to use RTM to specify standardized design concepts.
    4. Discuss the use of requirements from the NRTM and RTM in the specification.
    5. How to extend TMDD standard.
    6. Introduce the TMDD Guide as a resource.
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    MODULE 17. T311: APPLYING YOUR TEST PLAN TO THE NTCIP 1203 v03 DMS STANDARD
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    Description:  This module assists user agencies in creating a test plan specific to their dynamic message system needs based on the NTCIP 1203 v03 standard. Prior to developing such a test plan, the user is expected to be knowledgeable of the NTCIP 1203 v02 standard and testing methodologies. This module covers material related to elements of the 1203 standard required to apply test plans to verify that an agency’s product or system meets design specifications and other requirements of the NTCIP 1203 DMS standard, while following standard testing methodologies.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:36

    Instructor(s):  Patrick Chan, P.E., Senior Technical Staff; Consensus Systems Technologies (ConSysTec), Flushing, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Operational Staff
    • System Integrators
    • Testing Personnel / Contractors

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • T101 Introduction to ITS Standards Testing
    • T201 How to Write a Test Plan
    • T202 Overview of Test Design Specifications, Test Cases, and Test Procedures
    • A311a Understanding User Needs for DMS Systems Based on NTCIP 1203 Standard
    • A311b Specifying Requirements for DMS Systems Based on NTCIP 1203 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Recognize the purpose, structure, and content of a well-written test plan
    2. Describe within the context of a testing lifecycle the role of a test plan and the testing to be undertaken.
    3. Describe the application of a good test plan to a DMS system being procured using a sample DMS Test plan.
    4. Identify key elements of NTCIP 1203 standard relevant to what is covered in the test plan. Refer to the standards for details.
    5. Walk through the process of adapting the test plan in the context of the needs and requirements of the DMS that have been selected by the user.
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    MODULE 18. T313: APPLYING YOUR TEST PLAN TO THE NTCIP 1204 v03 ESS STANDARD
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    Description:  This module assists user agencies in creating a test plan specific to their environmental sensor system needs based on the NTCIP1204 v03 standard. Prior to developing such a test plan, the user is expected to be knowledgeable of the NTCIP 1204 v03 standard and testing methodologies. This module covers material related to elements of the 1204 standard required to apply test plans to verify that an agency’s product or system meets design specifications and other requirements of the NTCIP 1204 ESS standard, while following standard testing methodologies.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML
    Webinar Chat Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:30

    Instructor(s):  Russ Brookshire, Product Manager; Intelligent Devices, Suwanee, GA

    Target Audience:

    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Operational Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • Testing Personnel / Contractors

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • T101 Introduction to ITS Standards Testing
    • T201 How to Write a Test Plan
    • T202 Overview of Test Design Specifications, Test Cases, and Test Procedures
    • A313a Understanding User Needs for ESS Systems Based on NTCIP 1204 v03 Standard
    • A313b Specifying Requirements for ESS Systems Based on NTCIP 1204 v03 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Describe within the context of the testing lifecycle the role of test plans and the testing to be undertaken.
    2. Describe the application of a good test plan to an ESS system being procured.
    3. Identify key elements of NTCIP 1204 relevant to the test plan.
    4. Describe the process of adapting the test plan based on the selected user needs and requirements.
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    MODULE 19. C101: INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS AND THEIR USES IN ITS APPLICATIONS
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    Description:  This module explains how the NTCIP Framework offers design solutions through use of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and the Simple Transportation Management Protocol (STMP) to fulfill operational needs, control and commands, and monitoring of range of field devices in ITS operations. This module introduces basic concepts of the International Organization of Standards (ISO) seven layers Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI-RM), and mapping to the five levels of the NTCIP Framework, which contain protocols for center-to-field (C2F) and center-to-center (C2C) communication. This module explains the application of these protocols in deploying field devices such as DMS, CCTV, and ASC without going into details on protocols constructs. The transportation field is also constrained with issues such as bandwidth, latency, and errors, which are concerns in transportation field deployments and are introduced in this module. This module also introduces the concepts of interoperability and interchangeability with NTCIP. Students are also introduced to standards such as NTCIP 1203 and 1103 to better understand STMP. Examples of field deployments using both SE and non-SE standards are presented.

    Upon taking this course, a student should be able to understand how the remote management of ITS field devices from a central management station works at a very high level and how various devices can share the same system environment and be compatible. This will help students in understanding device standards used in ITS applications and the testing phase of system acceptance.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:33

    Instructor(s):  Raman K. Patel, Ph.D., P.E., President, RK Patel Associates, Inc., New York, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Engineering Staff
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Be familiar with the basic terminology of the communications process used in NTCIP
    2. Explain how the NTCIP Framework (Stack) fulfills functional requirements to meet operational needs
    3. Describe center-to-field (C2F) Applications and their related NTCIP Standards
    4. Describe center-to-center (C2C) Applications and their related NTCIP Standards
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    MODULE 22. A312a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR TRANSPORTATION SENSOR SYSTEMS (TSS) BASED ON NTCIP 1209 STANDARD
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    Description:  Transportation Sensor Systems (TSS) is defined as any system capable of sensing and communicating near real-time traffic parameters using the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP). Transportation system managers use TSS in a variety of ways to improve transportation system operations. To facilitate efficient movement within a transportation system, system operators need timely and accurate information on traffic flow within the system. This is typically accomplished by measuring traffic parameters at desired locations within the transportation system.

    This module provides participants with information on how to identify and use the NTCIP 1209 v2 Standard appropriately and acquire a TSS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish with support from tools and resources such as a Protocol Requirements List (PRL) in following a Systems Engineering Process (SE). This module helps the user understand the scope of the TSS Standard and the ConOps it supports. It also assists in identifying the user needs of TSS systems.

    This module is to be placed in the context of the SE as well as in the acquisition curriculum path with A312B: Specifying Requirements for Transportation Sensor Systems (TSS) Based on NTCIP 1209 Standard following this module.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:28

    Instructor(s):  Ralph W. Boaz, President, Pillar Consulting, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA

    Target Audience:

    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Review the structure of the NTCIP 1209 v02 Standard.
    2. Identify TSS specific user needs.
    3. Use the Protocol Requirements List (PRL) to select the user needs and link to requirements.
    4. Explain how the PRL table in the TSS Standard integrates into the specification.
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    MODULE 23. A312b: SPECIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SENSOR SYSTEMS (TSS) BASED ON NTCIP 1209 STANDARD
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    Description:  The focus of this module is to assist technical staff in specifying clear requirements from the list of requirements that exist in NTCIP 1209 v02 TSS Standard and meeting identified user needs. This module will continue to provide participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1209 Standard and acquire a TSS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish as identified by tracing the user needs to the requirements with support from tools and resources such as a Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Protocol Requirements List (PRL) in following a Systems Engineering Process (SEP).

    This module also helps the user understand the scope of the TSS Standard and in continuation with the previous module: A312a-Understanding User Needs for TSS Based on NTCIP 1209 Standard. This module is to be placed in the context of the SEP as well as in the acquisition curriculum path with I101, A101, A102, A201, and A312a being the prerequisites. This completes the acquisition life cycle leading to the user being able to write specifications.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:28

    Instructor(s):  Ralph W. Boaz, President, Pillar Consulting, Inc., San Diego, CA

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A312a: Understanding User Needs for Transportation Sensor Systems (TSS) Based on NTCIP 1209 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Describe requirements included in the NTCIP 1209 v02 Standard
    2. Use the Protocol Requirements List (PRL) to specify an NTCIP TSS interface
    3. Achieve interoperability and interchangeability using the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
    4. Incorporate requirements not covered by the standard
    5. Explain the NTCIP 1209 v02 SNMP interface and dialogs
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    MODULE 24. A304a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR FIELD MANAGEMENT STATIONS - PART 1 OBJECT DEFINITIONS FOR SIGNAL SYSTEM MASTERS BASED ON NTCIP 1210 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module provides participants with information on how to identify the user needs of Field Management Stations (FMS) and the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1210 Standard in acquiring a Signal System Masters (SSM) system. FMS user need identification is based on what the user is seeking to accomplish with support from tools and resources such as a Protocol Requirements List (PRL) in following a Systems Engineering (SE) Process.

    This module helps the user understand the scope of FMS user needs within NTCIP 1210 SSM Standard and the ConOps it supports. This module is to be placed in the context of the SE-based standards as well as in the acquisition curriculum path with A304B: Specifying Requirements for Field Management Stations - Part 1 Object Definitions for Signal System Masters Based on NTCIP 1210 Standard following this module.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:08

    Instructor(s):  Kenneth L. Vaughn, P.E., President, Trevilon Corporation, Herndon, VA

    Target Audience:

    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

      1. Review the structure of the NTCIP 1210 Standard
      2. Identify Specific FMS User Needs within the context of Signal System Master (SSM)
      3. Use the Protocol Requirements List (PRL) to select the user needs and link to requirements.
      4. Explain how the PRL table of the NTCIP1210 Standard integrates into the FMS Specification
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    MODULE 25. A304b: SPECIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD MANAGEMENT STATIONS - PART 1 OBJECT DEFINITIONS FOR SIGNAL SYSTEM MASTERS (SSM) BASED ON NTCIP 1210 STANDARD
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    Description:  The focus of this module is to assist technical staff in specifying clear requirements from the list of requirements that exist in NTCIP 1210 v02 SSM Standard and meeting identified user needs. This module will continue to provide participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1210 Standard and acquire a SSM system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish as identified by tracing the user needs to the requirements with support from tools and resources such as a Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Protocol Requirements List (PRL) in following a Systems Engineering Process (SEP).

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  2:25

    Instructor(s):  Patrick Chan, P.E., Senior Technical Staff; Consensus Systems Technologies (ConSysTec), Flushing, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A304a: Understanding User Needs for Field Management Stations - Part 1 Object Definitions for Signal System Masters NTCIP 1210 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Describe requirements included in the NTCIP 1210 Standard
    2. Use the Protocol Requirements List (PRL) to specify an NTCIP SSM interface
    3. Achieve Interoperability and Interchangeability using the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
    4. Understand the NTCIP 1210 SNMP interface and dialogs
    5. Incorporate requirements not covered by the standard

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    MODULE 26. A306a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING MANAGEMENT BASED ON NTCIP 1213 STANDARD
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    Description:  An Electrical and Lighting Management Systems (ELMS) is defined as any system that is able to automatically control and manage roadside electrical and lighting devices using NTCIP. In general, an ELMS is composed of a set of field devices (luminaires, electric circuits, etc.) that are controlled by one or more management stations (computing platforms).

    This module assists technical staff in writing unambiguous, complete, and well written user needs based on NTCIP 1213 v02 Standard. This module provides participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1213 Standard and acquire an ELMS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish and the user needs that can then be traced to the requirements, which will be discussed in A306B: Specifying Requirements for ELMS Based on NTCIP 1213 Standard with support from tools and resources such as a Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Protocol Requirements List (PRL) in following a Systems Engineering (SE) Process.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:48

    Instructor(s):  James J. Frazer, President, Gridaptive Technologies, Pompano Beach, FL

    Target Audience:

    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Review the structure of the NTCIP 1213 v02 Standard for Electrical and Lighting Management Systems (ELMS)
    2. Identify ELMS specific user needs
    3. Use the Protocol Requirements List (PRL) to select the user needs and link to requirements
    4. Explain how the PRL table of the NTCIP 1213 Standard fits into the development of the ELMS project specifications and contract documents
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    MODULE 27. A306b: SPECIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING MANAGEMENT BASED ON NTCIP 1213 STANDARD
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    Description:  The focus of this module is to assist technical staff in specifying clear requirements from the list of requirements that exist in the NTCIP 1213 v02 Standard and meeting identified user needs. This module will provide participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1213 Standard and acquire an ELMS system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish as identified by tracing the user needs to the requirements with support from tools and resources such as a Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Protocol Requirements List (PRL) in following a Systems Engineering Process (SEP).

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:35

    Instructor(s):  James J. Frazer, President, Gridaptive Technologies, Pompano Beach, Florida

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A306a: Understanding User Needs for Electrical and Lighting Management Systems (ELMS) Based on NTCIP 1213 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Review the structure of the NTCIP 1213 v02 Standard
    2. Use the Protocol Requirements List (PRL) to specify the standardized structure of requirements
    3. Include the requirements from the PRL in the specification
    4. Explain how interoperability is achieved through the Requirements Traceability Matrix
    5. Examine the benefits of the SEP approach regarding verification and validation in the ELMS testing process
    6. Explain conditions and context for extending the standard including specifying requirements not covered by the standard

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    MODULE 28. A207a: BUILDING AN ITS INFRASTRUCTURE BASED ON THE ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION CONTROLLER (ATC) 5201 STANDARD - PART 1 OF 2
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    Description:  The focus of this module is on the ATC Standard. The module details the ATC Standard's features and capabilities, it discusses how the ATC Standard works with other ITS standards, and it provides deployment considerations and migration strategies for users. This module also provides a general understanding of how field cabinet systems work as context for the ATC Standard.

    Some of the questions answered for users:

    • When should the standard apply?
    • What should I do if my current infrastructure is old equipment?
    • How does this impact my current operation?
    • How does this effect training and maintenance?
    • Will my current software work on these new devices?
    • What opportunities will it provide me going forward?
    • How does the standard support interchangeability?

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:07

    Instructor(s):  Ralph W. Boaz, President, Pillar Consulting, Inc., San Diego, CA

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A202: Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • A103: Introduction to ITS Standards Requirements Development
    • A203: Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Explain the purpose of the ATC family of standards
    2. Identify the basic components and operation of transportation field cabinet systems

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    MODULE 29. A207b: BUILDING AN ITS INFRASTRUCTURE BASED ON THE ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION CONTROLLER (ATC) 5201 STANDARD - PART 2 OF 2
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    Description:  The Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) family of standards provides an open architecture hardware and software platform that can support a wide variety of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) field applications including traffic management, safety, security, and other applications. These standards are characterized by their modularity, support of multiple and current application programs, and design to facilitate the adoption of new technologies.

    The focus of this module is on the ATC 5201 Standard. The module details the ATC 5201 Standard’s features and capabilities; it discusses how the ATC 5201 Standard works with other ITS standards; and it provides deployment considerations and migration strategies for users. This module is the continuation of A207a: Building an ITS Infrastructure Based on the ATC 5201 Standard Part 1 of 2.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:47

    Instructor(s):  Ralph W. Boaz, President, Pillar Consulting, Inc., San Diego, CA

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A202: Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • A103: Introduction to ITS Standards Requirements Development
    • A203: Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A207a: Building an ITS Infrastructure Based on the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) 5201 Standard - Part 1 of 2

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    A207a covers learning objectives 1 and 2.

    1. Identify the features of the ATC 5201 Advanced Transportation Controller Standard
    2. Describe the ATC 5201 architecture
    3. Describe how the ATC 5201 standard works with other ITS standards
    4. Specify ATC equipment for system and equipment procurements

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    MODULE 30. T321: APPLING YOUR TEST PLAN TO THE TMDD STANDARD
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    Description:  This module assists user agencies in creating a test plan specific to their TMDD v03 Standard based system interface. Prior to developing such a test plan, the user is expected to be knowledgeable of TMDD v03 Standard testing methodologies. This module will cover material related to elements of the TMDD Standard required to apply test plans to verify that an agency's product or system meets design specifications and other requirements of the TMDD Standard, while following standard testing methodologies discussed in the plan and in IEEE 829.

    This module will cover the role of other modes of testing, including compliance, manufacturing, and acceptance tests, and verification and validation as part of the testing life cycle expressed in the "V" model.

    This module will use a sample test plan for TMDD based on IEEE 829 to demonstrate the proper way to create a test plan specific to the user needs and requirements based on the DMS Standard, including test procedures. It will walk through the process of correctly creating a test plan.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  2:07

    Instructor(s):  Patrick Chan, P.E., Senior Technical Staff; Consensus Systems Technologies (ConSysTec), Flushing, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Operational Staff
    • System Integrators
    • Testing Personnel / Contractors

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • T101: Introduction to ITS Standards Testing
    • T201: How to Write a Test Plan
    • T202: Overview of Test Design Specifications, Test Cases, and Test Procedures
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A321a: Understanding User Needs for Traffic Management Systems Based on TMDD v03 Standard
    • A321b: Specifying Requirements for Traffic Management Systems Based on TMDD v03 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Describe within the context of a testing life cycle the role of a test plan and the testing to be undertaken
    2. Recognize the purpose, structure, and content of a well-written test plan for TMDD-based system interface
    3. Describe the application of a good test plan to a TMDD-based system being procured using a sample TMDD Test plan
    4. Identify process to write a test plan to verify TMDD requirements
    5. Analyze how to ensure conformance with the TMDD Standard
    6. Describe test documentation for TMDD: Test Plan, Test Design Specification, Test Case Specification, Test Procedure Specifications, and Test Reports
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    MODULE 31. A315a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR ACTUATED TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROLLERS (ASC) BASED ON NTCIP 1202 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module will provide participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1202 Standard and acquire an Actuated Traffic Signal Controller or ASC system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish with support from tools and resources such as a Management Information Base (MIB), conformance groups and the Systems Engineering Process (SEP). This module helps the participant understand the interdependency of NTCIP 1202 objects to the architecture and functionality of NEMA TS2. The module addresses the application of 1202 Standard to address functional issues in usage of controllers such as life cycle of flash RAM.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:35

    Instructor(s):  Kenneth L. Vaughn, P.E., President, Trevilon Corporation, Magnolia, TX

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A202: Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • A103: Introduction to ITS Standards Requirements Development
    • A203: Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • Need a basic understanding of Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) standards family

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Review the Structure of the NTCIP 1202 ASC v02 Standard
    2. Evaluate ASC-specific operational needs
    3. Identify and Write User Needs for ASC
    4. Appreciate trade-offs between stakeholder desires versus realistic requirements
    5. Briefly explain how to evaluate conformance to the ASC Standard
    6. Introduce the relationship of needs to requirements and conformance

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    MODULE 33. A317a: UNDERSTANDING USER NEEDS FOR CCTV SYSTEMS BASED ON NTCIP 1205 STANDARD
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    Description:  The purpose of this module is to teach the students how to identify and write user needs specific to the NTCIP 1205 v01 CCTV Standard, which does not currently contain user needs.

    The focus of this module is to assist technical staff in developing a set of user needs that meet operational needs to support traffic management and traveler information service functions. This module helps the user understand the scope of the CCTV Standard. It also assists in identifying the uses and associated operational needs of CCTV systems.

    This module builds on A203: Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SE Content module process and techniques and provide participants with information on how to identify the appropriate use of the NTCIP 1205 v01 Standard and acquire a CCTV system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish with support from tools and resources such as an MIB and conformance groups and statement, in following a Systems Engineering Process (SEP).

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  2:01

    Instructor(s):  Raman K. Patel, Ph.D., P.E., President, RK Patel Associates, Inc., New York City, NY

    Target Audience:

    • Private Sector Consultants
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A202: Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SE Content
    • A103: Introduction to ITS Standards Requirements Development
    • A203: Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SE Content
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Review the structure of the NTCIP 1205 CCTV Standard
    2. Identify CCTV system-specific operational needs
    3. Identify and write well-formed user needs for CCTV system
    4. Evaluate conformance to the CCTV standard
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    MODULE 34. A317b: UNDERSTANDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CCTV SYSTEMS BASED ON NTCIP 1205 STANDARD
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    Description:  The purpose of this module is to teach students how to develop well-formed requirements specific to the NTCIP 1205 v01 CCTV Standard.

    This module will provide participants with information on how to write well-formed requirements using the NTCIP 1205 v01 Standard for procuring a CCTV system based on what the user is seeking to accomplish even when the standard does not have requirements. This is achieved with support from resources such as a Management Information Base (MIB), conformance groups, and by following a Systems Engineering Process (SEP) used in other standards.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  2:03

    Instructor(s):  Raman K. Patel, Ph.D., P.E., President, RK Patel Associates, Inc., New York City, NY

    Target Audience:

    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A202: Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • A103: Introduction to ITS Standards Requirements Development
    • A203: Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A317a: Understanding User Needs for CCTV Systems Based on NTCIP 1205 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Learn how to develop requirements using the NTCIP 1205 CCTV standard
    2. Achieve interoperability and vendor-independence
    3. Understand traceability
    4. Incorporate requirements not supported by standardized objects
    5. Develop the CCTV System specification

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    MODULE 35. T315: APPLYING YOUR TEST PLAN TO THE NTCIP 1202 ASC STANDARD
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    Description:  This module assists user agencies in their efforts to create test plans specific to their ASC needs based on the NTCIP 1202 v02 Standard. Prior to developing such a test plan, the user is expected to be knowledgeable of the NTCIP 1202 v02 Standard and testing methodologies. The agency is also expected to have developed their own user needs and requirements related to the NTCIP 1202 Standard.

    This module will review sample test documentation that should result from performing the tests identified including test logs, test summary, and test incident reports.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:47

    Instructor(s):  Kenneth L. Vaughn, P.E., President, Trevilon LLC, Magnolia, TX, USA

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Operational Staff
    • System Integrators
    • Testing Personnel / Contractors

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • T101: Introduction to ITS Standards Testing
    • T201: How to Write a Test Plan
    • T202: Overview of Test Design Specifications, Test Cases, and Test Procedures
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A315a: Understanding User Needs for Actuated Traffic Signal Controllers (ASC) Based on the NTCIP 1202 Standard
    • A315b: Understanding Requirements for Actuated Traffic Signal Controllers (ASC) Based on NTCIP 1202 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Recognize the importance of testing ASCs
    2. Apply the rules for developing a sample ASC test plan
    3. List the rules for developing test case specifications and procedures for NTCIP 1202
    4. Develop sample test case specifications and procedures for NTCIP 1202
    5. Understand testing results for NTCIP 1202

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    MODULE 36. T317: APPLYING YOUR TEST PLAN TO NTCIP 1205 STANDARD
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    Description:  This module will cover material related to elements of the 1205 Standard required to apply test plans to verify that an agency's product or system meets design specifications and other requirements of the NTCIP 1205 CCTV Standard while following standard testing approaches and methodologies such as functional testing, manufacturing, and acceptance tests.

    This module will cover the role of other modes of testing including manufacturing and acceptance tests. The module will cover how verification and validation works as part of the testing life cycle.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:59

    Instructor(s):  Joey Yang, P.E., Senior ITS Project Manager, HDR Engineering, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Maintenance Staff
    • Operational Staff
    • System Integrators

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • T201: How to Write a Test Plan
    • T202: Overview of Test Design Specifications, Test Cases, and Test Procedures
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A317a: Understanding User Needs for CCTV Systems Based on NTCIP 1205 Standard
    • A317b: Understanding Requirements for CCTV Systems Based on NTCIP 1205 Standard

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Describe within the context of a testing life cycle the role of a test plan and the testing to be undertaken
    2. Recognize the purpose, structure, and content of a well-written test plan
    3. Describe test documentation for NTCIP 1205
    4. Describe the application of a good test plan to a CCTV system based on NTCIP 1205 Standard using a sample Requirements to Test Case Traceability Table
    5. Describe test tools and test conditions for NTCIP 1205

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    MODULE 37. A208: USING THE ATC 5401 APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (API) STANDARD TO LEVERAGE ITS INFRASTRUCTURES
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    Description:  The focus of this module is on the API Standard. The module details the API Standard's features and capabilities, it discusses how the API Standard works with other ITS standards, and it provides deployment considerations and migration strategies for users. This module also provides guidance on how to write requirements for custom applications that are built to run on API software.

    Available resources: 
    PowerPoint Presentation: PDF, HTML
    Student Supplement: PDF, HTML
    Course Transcript: PDF, HTML

    Running Time:  1:52

    Instructor(s):  Ralph W. Boaz, President, Pillar Consulting, Inc., San Diego, CA

    Target Audience:

    • Device Manufacturers
    • Engineering Staff
    • Public Sector Project Managers
    • System Developers
    • Traffic Management Center and Operations Staff

    Prerequisite(s): 

    • I101: Using ITS Standards: An Overview
    • A101: Introduction to Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A102: Introduction to User Needs Identification
    • A201: Details On Acquiring Standards-based ITS Systems
    • A202: Identifying and Writing User Needs When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • A103: Introduction to ITS Standards Requirements Development
    • A203: Writing Requirements When ITS Standards Do Not Have SEP Content
    • C101: Introduction to the Communications Protocols and Their Uses in ITS Applications
    • A207a: Building an ITS Infrastructure Based on the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) 5201 Standard - Part 1 of 2
    • A207b: Building an ITS Infrastructure Based on the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) 5201 Standard - Part 2 of 2

    Learning Objectives/Key Elements:

    1. Identify the features of the ATC 5401 Application Programming Interface (API) Standard
    2. Describe the ATC 5401 architecture
    3. Describe how the ATC 5401 standard works with other ITS standards
    4. Specify API software for system and equipment procurements

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