A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY COMMUNICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS WERE IDENTIFIED AND ANALYZED FOR A TOTAL HIGHWAY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND A MODEL DEVELOPED TO BE USED AS A TOOL IN ASSESSING PROPOSED SUBSYSTEMS DESIGNED TO FULFILL THESE REQUIREMENTS. FROM THE REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS, AND WITH INPUT FROM THE MODEL DEVELOPMENT TASK, A TOTAL HIGHWAY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM CONCEPT WAS DEVELOPED. AFTER THE MODEL DEVELOPMENT TASK WAS COMPLETED, A COMPARISON WAS MADE BETWEEN THE COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A HYPOTHETICAL STATE AND THE EXISTING REQUIREMENTS FOUND TO EXIST IN SEVEN SAMPLE STATES. THE STUDY OUTPUTS OF THE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ARE REPORTED IN HANDBOOK FORM FOR MAXIMUM USEFULNESS. THE INFORMATION INCLUDES A REQUIREMENTS DATA BASE, A METHODOLOGY FOR SYSTEM DESIGN AND/OR EVALUATION, AND A REPORT ON PERTINENT COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING FACTORS. THE MODEL WAS DEVELOPED WITHIN THE CONCEPT THAT IT WAS TO BE DESCRIPTIVE, EVALUATIVE, AND PREDICTIVE. THE STRUCTURE OF THE MODEL IS IN THE LOGICAL FORM OF: (1) THE DATA BASE, (2) A REQUIREMENTS MATRIX, (3) THE MECHANISM FOR INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS (GEOGRAPHICAL AND OPERATIONSL), (4) THE TECHNIQUES FOR DEVELOPING NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS, AND (5) THE RELATIONSHIPS NECESSARY TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUBSYSTEM CAPACITIES. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Communications and Systems, Inc

    ,    

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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  • Accession Number: 00224892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Fh-11-6328
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 8 1994 12:00AM