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Application Programming Interface (API) Standard for the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC)

API Standard Version 2


Background
During the development of API Standard Version 1, the API WG had determined the need for a Configuration Management capability but, at that time, it was beyond the scope of that effort to develop it. Funding was secured to support the development of API Standard Version 2 with the main purpose to include this capability. The purpose of the Configuration Management capability is to provide a uniform interface, both in user interface and programmatically, for ATC controller units to set/manage/view system wide parameters. This is analogous to the Control Panel Utility of Windows Operating Systems. The parameters to be configured may include Time, Ethernet Ports, Device Driver Information, Operating System Version Information, API Library Information, and Host EEPROM information as described in the ATC Standard 5.2b, Section B.3.3. The benefits of the API Standard Version 2 are as follows:

  • Provides a uniform interface and method for all ATC controller units to set/manage/view system wide parameters
  • Promotes interoperability and portability of application programs by mitigating the likelihood of conflicting system parameter information being performed by concurrent application programs
  • Supports the concurrent/multi-application concept of the ATC Controller

Next Steps
The API Working Group is now in the development of the API Standard Version 2. Progress can be tracked in the "SDO Process" and "Project Plan" tables below. Please see also the next section on "Participation."

Participation
We are looking for additional public sector members in the ATC API Working Group to assist in the development of API Standard Version 2. Please contact Mr. Siva Narla (snarla@ite.org).

We are also soliciting help from the transportation community at large in the deployment of API Standard v2.06b. It is requested that agencies require manufacturers and vendors to require both API Standard v2.06b and the ATC Controller Standard in their specifications and requests for proposals (RFPs) for traffic control equipment. For further assistance, please contact Mr. Siva Narla (snarla@ite.org) or Mr. Ralph Boaz (rboaz@pillarinc.com).

Generally, we welcome participation at meetings, teleconferences, and document reviews from any and all interested parties. We will post a schedule of planned activities as they are determined and invite anyone interested to attend. Please keep in mind that we will need to know in advance if you wish to attend a particular meeting so that we can ensure adequate meeting facilities. In most cases, favorable hotel rates are available to meeting attendees. If you wish to attend any face-to-face meeting, please inform Mr. Siva Narla (snarla@ite.org). Teleconferences are open to everyone without advanced notice.

Tracking ATC API Standard Version 2 by the SDO Process
(For complete details on the steps of the Standards Development Process please see: www.ite.org/standards/ITEStandardDevProcess.pdf)

SDO Process Step
Date

Jointly Approved Standard

  • ATC 5401 v02.17 Application Programming Interface (API) for the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) Standard Version 2 PDF | Word
  • API Standard Version 02.17 PDF | Word
9/01/2011
Appeals
None

Notice of Intent to Adopt

  • Notice of Intent to Adopt API Standard 02.16 PDF | Word
8/10/10

Recommended Standard

  • Standards Development Report (SDR) for API Standard 02.16 (without API Standard v02.16 and User Comment Report 02.12) PDF | Word
  • Recommended Standard (RS) API Standard 02.16 PDF | Word
8/19/10
Committee Comments
None

Comments Report

  • Proposed Recommended Standard (pRS) API Standard 02.15 PDF | Word
  • User Comment Report API Standard 02.12 PDF | Word
8//05/10

User Comment Draft (UCD)

4/27/2010

 

Tracking ATC API Standard Version 2 by the Project Plan
(For complete details on the steps of the Standards Development Process please see: www.ite.org/standards/ITEStandardDevProcess.pdf)

Step No.
Project Plan
Step Status
Start Date
Completion Date
97 Publish ATC API V2 Standard
Completed
8/22/2011
9/1/2011
79

Develop ATC API V2 Recommended Standard

  • Standards Development Report (SDR) for API Standard 02.16 (including API Standard v02.16 and User Comment Report 02.12) ZIP
  • Standards Development Report (SDR) for API Standard 02.16 (without API Standard v02.16 and User Comment Report 02.12) PDF | Word
  • Recommended Standard (RS) API Standard 02.16 PDF | Word
  • API WG Teleconference Notes, August 6, 2010 PDF | Word
  • Proposed Recommended Standard (pRS) API Standard 02.15 PDF | Word
  • Working Group Draft (WGD) API Standard 02.14 PDF | Word
  • API WG Teleconference Notes, July 23, 2010 PDF | Word
  • Working Group Draft (WGD) API Standard 02.13 PDF | Word
  • API WG Teleconference Notes, July 7, 2010 PDF | Word
In Progress
4/27/2010
12/07/2010
63

Develop ATC API V2 UCD Standard

  • User Comment Report API Standard 02.12 PDF | Word
  • User Comment Draft (UCD) API Standard 02.12 April 27, 2010 PDF | Word
  • API WG and Task Force Teleconferences, March 31, 2010 PDF | Word
Completed
3/23/2010
4/27/2010
52

Develop Design Content

  • Working Group Draft (WGD) API Standard 02.11 March 22, 2010 PDF | Word
  • API WG and Task Force Teleconferences, March 9-11, 2010 PDF | Word
Completed
3/02/2010
3/22/2010
40

Develop Standards Requirements Content

  • Working Group Draft (WGD) API Standard 02.10 March 1, 2010 PDF | Word
  • API Working Group Teleconference Notes, February 23-25, 2010 PDF | Word
  • Working Group Draft (WGD) API Standard 02.09 Feb. 15, 2010 PDF | Word
  • API Working Group Meeting Notes, Atlanta, GA Dec. 14-16, 2009 PDF | Word
Completed
12/14/2009
3/01/2010
26

Develop Concept of Operations (ConOps) Content

  • API Working Group Meeting Notes, San Antonio, TX Aug. 12-14, 2009 PDF | Word
Completed
10/14/2009
2/15/2010
24 Authorization to Perform
Completed
10/13/2009
10/13/2009
7 Systems Engineering Management Plan v01.02 (SEMP)
Completed
12/22/2008
7/21/2009
6
Project Management Plan v01.02 (PMP)
Project Management Plan v01.03 (PMP) PDF | Word
Completed
11/17/2008
7/21/2009
Prior Draft
Std

Application Programming Interface (API) Standard for the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) Version 1 (v02.06b)
Completed
01/14/04
09/21/07

 


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