Date of Award

Fall 2014

Access Restriction

Campus Access only research projects

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Systems Engineering

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Bohdan W. Oppenheim

Abstract

With technological advancements reaching heights never before imagined, it is a wonder how a region of the world so greatly in need of such technology has yet to take advantage of it. The Gulf region, comprised of the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, has the finances and the immediate need to implement the latest technological advancements when it comes to their traffic ticketing system. The current system in the Gulf region differs from country to country. Each has its own set of laws and procedures completely independent of one another. As a result, when foreigners commit traffic violations from one of the neighboring countries, they can avoid responsibility by simply crossing over the border.

The paper proposes applying Systems Engineering as being the solution to the traffic ticketing problem in the Gulf region. This solution will entail implementing a uniformed traffic ticketing system ( or UTTS) throughout the Gulf region where all the countries will adopt the same set of traffic laws and procedures. The paper further goes on to discuss and illustrate how the new UTTS is designed by using the Systems Engineering V model, which includes System Architecture, risk assessment, and cost benefit analysis. Included in the design process, quality and lean methods are applied to ensure continuous improvement and eliminate wastes. Thus, from concept, to production, to operation, Systems Engineering is applied throughout the entire process of the creation and implementation of the new UTTS.

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