THE AUTOMATION OF THE COLLECTION OF PRIMARY DATA FOR EDP SYSTEMS IN THE OPERATIONAL CONTROL OF RAILWAYS, EXEMPLIFIED BY THE DEUTSCHE REICHSBAHN
For many railways, including the Deutsche Reichsbahn, the collection of primary data has become the most important part of EDP planning. This is due to a number of special features in railway operation which give rise to complicated conditions in collecting the data. The demand for complex information and monitoring systems calls for a far-reaching automation of this process. To meet this aim, possible options are indicated; however, because of the costs involved, these can only be carried out gradually. At present, the actual collection of data with the Deutsche Reichsbahn is still predominantly based on manual methods. On the other hand, the data are transmitted through a railway-owned telex network which is not only error-detecting but also self-correcting. For a number of EDP projects designed to aid railway operating control, the data are processed in real-time operation. For the future, an automation of data collection is envisaged.
- Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Railroad Cybernetics, AAR/UIC/IRCA, 21-26 April 1974, Washington, D.C. This paper was also published in the November-December 1973 issue of Rail International, which is available from E.S.L.
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- Schlegel, D
- Jahnig, G
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Computers; Information systems
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053800
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM