Signal Software Engineering Tool or Black Box

by James T. Ozanne, H. W. Lochner Inc, Bellevue, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


This paper is intended to point out some of the many possible pitfalls ready to catch the unsuspecting traffic engineer who utilizes the microcomputer. The tremendous benefits of microcomputer availability are not discussed because it is assumed that the reader is already aware of these benefits. The pitfalls discussed are divided into three major categories. The first area is the program being used, the users' understanding of how the program works and its sensitivity to the input data. The second area is the input data required by the program and the users' ability to accurately collect and input the data. The third area is the interpretation of the output from the program by the user and non-user.

Subject Headings: Computer analysis | Computer software | Data collection | Traffic management | Architecture | Transportation engineering

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