Communications for ITS

  • Robert L. Gordon


This chapter describes the communication standards, system design considerations, and the general features of the technologies required for communicating between the transportation management center and the field devices in a reliable and cost effective manner. The chapter discusses:

The Open System Interconnection Architecture (OSI) and the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) communication standards.

Types of communication channels and communications backbone and distribution systems.

Communication technologies at an appropriate level for ITS concept development. An example of communications system design at this level is described.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Gordon
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  1. 1.Plainview NYUSA

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