Development of a Special Topics Course on Intelligent Transportation Systems for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering of Texas A&M University

With Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), engineers and system integrators blend emerging detection/surveillance, communications, and computer technologies with transportation management and control concepts to improve the safety and mobility of the surface transportation system. Individuals responsible for developing, deploying, and managing ITS projects need a solid foundation not only in transportation engineering concepts and principles but also systems engineering, communications, and technology. This project developed a special topics course on the planning, design, and implementation of ITS projects for transportation management. This course is a graduate-level survey course in which students are provided with the basic knowledge and concepts needed to plan, design, and implement an ITS project that can be deployed in the field. Course topics include: an overview of ITS technologies and applications for advanced transportation management; the application of system engineering concepts in the planning and design of advanced ITS projects; techniques and strategies for managing and deploying ITS projects; design and application of advanced telecommunication techniques for ITS deployments; and techniques and tools for evaluating ITS projects and technologies.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University Transportation Center for Mobility

    Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Balke, Kevin N
    • Brydia, Robert E
  • Publication Date: 2009-8-31


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 189p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTCM 08-27-02
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0044 (Grant)
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2009 4:27PM