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WTI System Engineering and Integration of Transportation Technology Program (SEITTP) - UTC

Started: November, 2007 Ended: September, 2009 Project ID #4W1930 Status: Completed

Objective

This project is the second phase of the study examining the establishment of the WTI Systems Engineering and Integration of Transportation Technology Program (SEITTP). The purpose of this project is to address the decisions reached in the initial feasibility study conducted in Phase 1 and the development and status of the current systems engineering program area at WTI.

Abstract

The purpose of Phase 1 of this project, conducted over the previous three years, was to determine the feasibility of a systems engineering and integration program at the Western Transportation Institute (WTI). The primary outcome was a concept document that defined the mission and possible application of such a program. This document indicated that a systems engineering and integration program area within WTI was indeed feasible and potentially had the interest and support of several stakeholders. Many possible project applications were identified. Following the creation of the concept document, projects emerged, staff members were hired, and a formal program area was established. The strategic plan for the WTI Systems Engineering, Development and Integration group incorporates many of the original principles of the concept document. However, now is a prudent time to compare the current program with the intent expressed in the concept document. The purpose of this Phase 2 project is to conduct an informal evaluation to determine how to proceed with the program from this point forward. Specific objectives are to: 1) Review, analyze, and summarize the work done through Phase 1 of the Systems Engineering and Integration of Transportation Technology (SEITTP) feasibility study. 2) Evaluate the initiation, evolution, and status of the current Systems Engineering, Development and Integration program area within WTI. This includes an overview and discussion of current projects and facilities. 3) Gather and compile perspectives on Phase 1 of this project and the subsequent implementation of the WTI Systems Engineering, Development and Integration program area. Views from the inside (WTI personnel, MSU COE faculty), outside (independent, un-biased expert), and from stakeholders (Montana Department of Transportation, California Department of Transportation) will be expressed. 4) Compare and contrast the original intent and concept of the SEITTP with the current Systems Engineering, Development and Integration program within WTI. 5) Outline a future vision for the Systems Engineering Development and Integration program area at WTI.

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Sponsors & Partners

  • Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA) Sponsor

Part of: Systems Engineering Development & Integration

Project Tagged In: Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, Systems Development

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