The automated freight classification yard is composed of many electrical and electronic devices working in a complex interrelationship, with the goal of safe and efficient transportation of goods. Since many of these devices potentially emit and/or are susceptible to electromagnetic energy, thus degrading equipment reliability and overall safety, electromagnetic compatibility considerations are of great concern in the design of new yards or the upgrade of presently existing yards. Important railroad electromagnetic compatibility considerations are discussed in a tutorial manner. In addition, measurement techniques used to obtain source and susceptibility data, and techniques to successfully mitigate electromagnetic interference are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with IIT Research Inst., Annapolis, MD.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center

    North Severn
    Annapolis, MD  United States  21402

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • O'Neill, D J
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/12 Final Rpt., ECAC-PR-79-035
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM