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Application of System Selection Tool to Traffic Congestion in Metro Atlanta: A Case Study

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Systems Engineering Division Poster Session

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Systems Engineering

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22.216.1 - 22.216.21



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Adeel Khalid Southern Polytechnic State University

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Dr. Adeel Khalid is an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in Marietta, Georgia, USA. His expertise include Multidisciplinary design and optimization of Aerospace systems. He has worked as systems engineer at Avidyne Corporation. The company manufactures glass cockpits for general aviation aircraft. Dr. Khalid was involved in architecture definition, design and development of cockpit avionics. He is experienced in test case scripting, verification and validation of Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Functional Display (MFD) applications. He is adept in performing requirements definition, analysis, review, management, and documentation using Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements Software (DOORS). As a lead systems engineer, he played an instrumental role in designing, developing, and testing the next generation of Entegra Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS).

Dr. Khalid received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds Master of Science degrees in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and Industrial, and Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He obtained Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute. His academic background is notable for a strong emphasis on research and teaching. As a researcher at Georgia Tech, he worked on system design of Aerospace vehicles. His research is focused on system level design optimization and integration of disciplinary analyses. Dr. Khalid has held the positions of adjunct professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and SPSU. He has also worked as postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech.

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Chyna Kristin Vaughn

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Metro Atlanta: Alternatives to Traffic Congestion Issues ABSTRACTTraffic and congestion is a problem in most major U.S. cities. The difference between traffic inAtlanta compared to New York or Los Angeles is the lack of proper planning and budget to meetthe transportation demands of a continuously growing city. Over the past few decades,population and traffic congestion in Metro Atlanta has continuously been on the rise and with adwindling budget to support current and future transportation projects and initiatives; theGeorgia Department of Transportation must become open to additional ways to resolve thisproblem. This report reviews the past, current and future transportation concerns, analyzesseveral transportation alternatives based on Systems Engineering comparative analysis andillustrates the most effective and highly desirable solution to Metro Atlanta’s transportationproblem is the development and implementation of a Specialized High Occupancy Vehicle(HOV) lane. Past and recent survey data highlight the key selection criteria for the utilization ofan alternate method of transportation.

Khalid, A., & Vaughn, C. K. (2011, June), Application of System Selection Tool to Traffic Congestion in Metro Atlanta: A Case Study Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17497

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