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Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS)

Description:

OUSD (R&E) CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Advanced Computing and Software; Integrated Sensing and Cyber; Integrated Network System-of-Systems; Human-Machine Interfaces

 

The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, which controls dual use items. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with the Announcement. Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws.

 

OBJECTIVE: The proposed topic is to develop an integrated Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) that addresses the complex traffic management needs of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and significantly improves the efficiency and security of base access across 502 ABW installations. The ITMS will seamlessly integrate with our existing infrastructure, providing real-time, automated gate traffic status updates to base personnel and visitors, while minimizing gate congestion, reducing security risks, and improving the overall user experience.

 

DESCRIPTION: The ITMS will leverage commercial industry best practices, and be capable of handling high-volume traffic during peak hours, as well as the surges in traffic experienced during our Basic Military Training Graduation ceremonies. By leveraging geolocation technology, the ITMS will guide personnel and visitors to the most efficient gate based not only on their proximity but also on real-time traffic conditions and wait times. This capability will maximize base access efficiency, reduce congestion, and improve satisfaction among base personnel and visitors alike.
 

In addition, the system will also enhance base security by detecting and reporting attempted pedestrian and wrong-way entrances, providing invaluable input to the Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC), Crisis Action Team (CAT), Command Post (CP), and Public Affairs (PA).

 

The ITMS needs to be accessible through the JBSA App or similar API, and will integrate with the AF Connect application. The system will also ensure compatibility with our existing traffic management systems, such as DBIDS and Cameras, facilitating seamless integration and a more efficient traffic management process.

 

Finally, the ITMS will be compliant with DoD Cybersecurity Policies, including RMF, NIST 800-53 and 800-171 and incorporate effective user management capabilities, allowing us to establish separate permissions for JBSA personnel and visitors, thereby ensuring appropriate Force Protection. With the capacity to identify or utilize AF Connect for data storage, the system will handle high volumes of traffic data securely and efficiently, enhancing the overall effectiveness and operational security of our base."

 

PHASE I: The principal objective of Phase I is to gauge the scientific and technical value and feasibility of the proposed Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) within the operational environment of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). This phase involves a rigorous review and evaluation of existing technologies, with the aim of identifying viable solutions that can address the specific needs of JBSA. Key aspects of this evaluation include real-time traffic management, geolocation-based direction, integration with existing systems, and security enhancements.

 

Following the comprehensive technology evaluation, the phase moves towards conceptualizing the ITMS. This involves designing a preliminary model that aligns with JBSA's unique needs, incorporating critical features like real-time traffic reporting, geolocation services, pedestrian and wrong-way detection, as well as seamless integration with systems like DBIDS, Cameras, and platforms such as JBSA App and AF Connect. The culmination of this phase will be a thorough feasibility analysis of the preliminary ITMS design, providing vital insights for Phase II development.

 

Examples of information included in the feasibility study:

Current Commercial Solutions Evaluation: The initial part of the project will involve conducting a thorough review of existing traffic management solutions to understand their capabilities and limitations, and to see how they can be applied to JBSA's specific needs.

 

Requirement Mapping and Technology Evaluation: The project team will match the specific requirements of JBSA to potential technologies that could be part of the ITMS. This step will help identify the best technologies for the project and highlight any areas that might need custom solutions.

 

Conceptualization and Preliminary Design: A preliminary design for the ITMS will be developed based on the requirements and the identified technologies. This design will include key features like real-time traffic reporting, integration with existing systems like DBIDS, Cameras, and security measures like pedestrian/wrong-way detection.

 

Feasibility Analysis: An in-depth feasibility analysis will be conducted to identify potential barriers and risks, assess economic viability, and ensure that the design is in alignment with JBSA's operational practices and timelines.

 

Use Cases: The project will consider various use cases, including peak traffic management, security enhancement, system integration, user management, and data handling. These use cases will help evaluate the system's ability to meet JBSA's needs effectively."

 

PHASE II: Building upon the groundwork of Phase I, Phase II's primary objective is to propel the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) from concept to a comprehensive, tangible prototype. This phase is vital in demonstrating the scientific, technical, and commercial merit of the ITMS for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). This stage involves intensive research and development, solidifying design, software programming, testing, and verification processes.

 

Objectives and Expectations for the Phase II Period of Performance

 

Technical Design Refinement: Leveraging the insights from Phase I, the project team will refine and finalize the ITMS design. This involves addressing potential limitations identified in the feasibility analysis and integrating suggestions from the JBSA personnel and stakeholders.

Prototype Development: The approved design will be transitioned into a fully functioning ITMS prototype. The prototype will incorporate essential features like real-time traffic management, geolocation-based directions, integration capabilities with existing systems, pedestrian/wrong-way detection, and user management.

 

System Testing: The developed prototype will undergo rigorous testing to ensure its functionality, performance, compatibility with existing systems, and overall robustness. Any bugs or glitches identified will be addressed and rectified in this stage.

 

Prototype Deployment and Field Validation: Post the successful completion of system testing, the ITMS prototype will be deployed in a controlled setting within JBSA for a pilot run. The field validation will provide crucial insights into the system's effectiveness and any unforeseen challenges in a real-world environment.

 

Prototyping Expectations

 

Operating Parameters: The ITMS should efficiently handle peak and off-peak traffic conditions, provide accurate real-time traffic updates, and suggest the most efficient routes for personnel and visitors. It should also reliably detect pedestrian and wrong-way movements.

 

Testing Requirements: The prototype should undergo comprehensive functional, compatibility, performance, and stress testing. This will ensure the system's readiness for full deployment, its integration with JBSA's existing infrastructure and systems, and its performance under varying loads.

 

Success Criteria: The ITMS prototype's success will be determined by its ability to meet all technical specifications, its effectiveness in managing traffic, its seamless integration with existing systems, its user-friendly interface, and positive feedback from JBSA's personnel and visitors during the pilot deployment.

 

Phase II aims to deliver a robust and fully functional ITMS prototype that can be deployed to enhance the traffic management and security at JBSA, contributing significantly to improving the base's overall efficiency and safety. The successful implementation of this phase sets the stage for Phase III, which focuses on DoD cybersecurity compliance, fielding and full-scale deployment of the ITMS across JBSA."

 

PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Phase III of the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) is focused on transitioning the system from a validated prototype to a fully operational and commercialized product, which is to be deployed across the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). At the onset of this phase, the system will be at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 or higher, demonstrating its readiness for operational deployment. The efforts of this phase will encompass fine-tuning of the system based on Phase II feedback, preparation for commercialization, large-scale deployment across JBSA, and provision of post-deployment support for maintenance and continuous improvement.

 

An integral part of this phase is adhering to DoD cybersecurity processes, thus ensuring the system's robust security and resilience to cyber threats. This includes obtaining an Authority to Operate (ATO), which underscores the ITMS's compliance with federal security directives and its readiness to operate within the DoD network.

 

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Air Force Instruction (AFI) 35-101, Public Affairs Responsibilities and Management;
  2. Air Force Instruction (AFI) 31-101, Integrated Defense;
  3. Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 2000.16;

 

KEYWORDS: Traffic Management System; Real-Time Data; Geolocation; Base Security; User Management; Data Integration; Automated Reporting; Sensor Technology; Infrastructure Modernization; Facial Recognition

 

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