SIMULATORS USED BY WMATA

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority rail transit system utilizes computer technology in many areas. Simulation is used in day to day operations of Metro. A train movement simulator is presently used to assist in calculating schedules and to minimize delay causing conflicts at locations where trains vie for the same track. In the future this simulator may be utilized to verify strategies and parameters used by the automatic train supervision system and the central control supervisors to control schedule disruptions. Brief descriptions are given of the Train Movement/Transit System Simulator, the Simulation of Operations Program (SOP) used to verify the Central Control Computer System software and the circuit simulator which is a program design to check the operation of interlocking circuits.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 190-191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 79CH1378-9VT Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1982 12:00AM