STATUS, USE AND RELIABILITY OF ACI
Automatic Car Identification systems involve the labels on the rolling stock, the scanner/decoder and accessories, and the communications link and output devices. At the time of writing (Sept. 1970) 86% of the cars were labeled and 121 scanner/decoder systems were installed. Uses of ACI will develop in four broad areas: (1) stand alone systems, (2) locally integrated systems, (3) centrally integrated systems, and (4) special applications. Because of incomplete labeling, a separate source of data and the 'Data Enhancement' technique are needed to produce a complete, correct list. Observations indicate that 3% of applied labels are bad labels. A list of scanner applications to date is included, as is a summary of data enhancement trials. An Estimating Check List for Field Installation is presented. Comments from the floor are included.
- This paper was presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Communication and Signal Section of the Association of American Railroads, San Francisco, California, September 15-17, 1970.
Chicago, IL United States 60616
- Seamon, J H
- Publication Date: 1970-9
- Pagination: p. 597-608
- Accession Number: 00041609
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM