Keywords SAN MATEO Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) systems engineering process
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The systems engineering process can be summarized in a “V” diagram (see Figure 2 below). The first phase of the process involves concept exploration and identification of regional architecture requirements. The next phase includes developing a SEMP (this document) and a Concept of Operations for the proposed system. Once those are completed, the system requirements (both functional and performance) are able to be determined, and a matrix is developed that ties all requirements to their origin in the Concept of Operations document. This matrix will later be used as a System Verification plan. This is followed by high-level design, which develops requirements for subsystems and begins to detail the architecture of the system.

The next phase is detailed design, which draws from all the previous documents to identify each piece of the system and produce plans for construction. During all stages of construction and installation, the process is used to test, validate, and accept systems and subsystems to ensure that the final product will meet or exceed the expectations written out during the planning and design phases.

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The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) in conjunction with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has initiated an effort to address the operation of the freeway and arterial roadway network in San Mateo County. The San Mateo County Smart Corridor Program is intended to benefit a variety of users including commuters, local traffic, and commercial vehicle and transit operators.

A Traffic Incident Management Committee (TIMC) was formed to identify and evaluate projects under the Smart Corridor Program. The TIMC is comprised of representatives of local agencies, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as well as C/CAG and SMCTA. The TIMC focus is to increase coordination between Caltrans, CHP, local agency public safety, and local agency public works staff during freeway incidents when a significant amount of traffic is expected to exit the freeway and use local streets as an alternate.

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