A wide variety of remote sensors used in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications (loops, probe vehicles, radar, cameras) has created a need for general methods by which data can be shared among agencies and users who own disparate computer systems.
In this paper, we present a methodology that demonstrates that it is possible to create, encode, and decode a self-describing data stream using the following:
1. existing data description language standards
2. parsers to enforce language compliance
3. a simple content language that flows out of the data description language
4. architecture neutral encoders and decoders based on ASN.1.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Data communications, Data sharing, Intelligent transportation systems, Loop detectors, Self describing data, System architecture,