Testing for Compliance to NTCIP Standards

The objectives of this two-year project are to define a framework for testing conformance to National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) standards, identify an approach to describe the extent to which testing is needed, and recommend the appropriate documentation for such testing activities. To meet the objectives, the first year’s report included a summary of past and current efforts by various groups and organizations, a description of available testing tools, and the results of a survey undertaken to understand Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT’s) testing process and needs. These topics were followed by discussions of the steps involved in conformance testing, how NTCIP requirements are specified, current TxDOT testing processes, reporting results, and the mapping of requirements to tests. The first year’s report concluded with an enumerated list of recommendations to establish a testing framework. This second year report looks at the details of testing documentation, provides estimates for developing test procedures for the various NTCIP-conformant field devices, discusses how to apply the procedures to the TxDOT testing processes, and presents an outline for training classes. The main portion of the report concludes with some additional recommendations to establish a testing framework. Appendices address modifications to TxDOT Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) specifications, a template for a TxDOT specification listing CCTV NTCIP requirements, a set of CCTV test procedures, test results reporting, miscellaneous communications test procedures, and a preliminary set of traffic signal controller procedures.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Development of TxDOT Procedures and Specifications for Testing Device Compliance to NTCIP Standards. Report Date: September 2006; Resubmitted: February 2007; Published: April 2007.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

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

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Roche, Robert De
  • Publication Date: 2007-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 494p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-07/0-5003-2, Report 0-5003-2
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-5003
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 10:32AM