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8 Appendices

 

These appendices contain a wide variety of useful information that summarize and supplement the earlier parts of the Guidebook. The sections on Glossary, Definition of Terms, and References conveniently summarize, in one place, all the items used in the guidebook. The sections on Contract Guidance and Systems Engineering Documentation Guidance supplement the material found in other parts of the Guidebook and provide practical, real-world guidance to the reader.

The following sections may be found in the appendices:

  • Glossary and acronyms used in the Guidebook. Like any discipline, ITS has its own language. Communications between practitioners will be clearer if the language used is consistent.
  • References to other documents contained in the Guidebook. These references give the reader the ability to explore subjects of specific interest in more detail.
  • Topics relating to contract guidance that are of special importance to Intelligent Transportation Systems is provided. The two topics covered are preparation of a Request for Proposal and recommendations on Intellectual Property Rights for software and documentation.
  • Systems Engineering Documentation Guidance for commonly occurring documents in the systems engineering processes. These sections provide information on the purpose and content of several technical documents that, in one form or another, most ITS projects will need. They also show how these documents are tailored to the specific needs of the project.

 

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