The aims of an operating control system for high-speed guided transport networks with contact-free traction are safety, punctuality and economy. To this end one needs not only data transmission between the vehicles and the operating control centres, but also a system of position-finding. This should give information on location, speed of travel and identity of all vehicles in a certain area, and to do this with a certain minimum degree of accuracy and frequency and communicate the data to the operating control system at a suitable interface. Theoretical studies on the position-finding of maglev vehicles have been carried out at the Institute for Transport, Railways and Traffic Safety at Brunswick Technical University for and with the assistance of the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (TV 7455a). Thereafter a provisional choice of system was made for a first application so as to create a basis for further development work.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Klimmek, D
  • Publication Date: 1983-12


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00386242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM