A DECISION TREE APPROACH FOR EVALUATING ITS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT ALTERNATIVES

This paper discusses the practical application of decision tree analysis theory to the technological, institutional, and cost trade-off issues associated with the deployment of a state-wide Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) communications architecture being developed for the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD) in Boston. Of particular interest is the application of both binary and multinomial decision tree approaches to solving these deployment problems. The authors also address problems encountered using an evolutionary or phased deployment method where future advances in technology and cost may counteract the benefits of near-term decisions. Also considered in this process are the questions raised with respect to issues of public versus private ownership of such various communications infrastructure assets as T-1/T-3 wireline links, fiber optic cabling, VHF, UHF and microwave radios and satellite systems where installation, maintenance, performance and reliability issues are of paramount importance. Finally the authors introduce the concept of developing an expert or knowledge-based system to be used by other government agencies faced with similar ITS deployment issues.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5p

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  • Accession Number: 00724840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1996 12:00AM