Initial NTCIP Testing For The ASC At FDOT

This paper reports on the initial National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Protocol (NTCIP) testing performed on Actuated Signal Controllers (ASC) at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Traffic Engineering and Research Lab (TERL). The project is a cooperative effort between FDOT and the Florida State University (FSU). NTCIP is a family of protocols designed to provide interoperability and interchangeability of traffic devices. NTCIP utilizes and defines various communications protocols to allow communications over different infrastructures. NTCIP also defines data dictionaries for various traffic devices like Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) or Actuated Signal Controllers (ASC).The goals of the project are to develop ASC NTCIP requirements for the state of Florida; to develop test procedures to test an ASC for NTCIP compliance; and to develop scripts to implement the test procedures. The authors report on the preliminary test procedures and initial results of the NTCIP testing. They conclude that these initial results indicate various degrees of compliance among ASC manufacturers which further demonstrate the importance of the preliminary tests before proceeding with the functionality testing that is being developed at FDOT.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01142584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2009 7:08AM