Paper presented by the author, senior research engineer for the General Railway Signal Co., at the 1974 annual meeting of the AAR Telecommunications and Signalling Dept. It deals overall with the problems of audio-frequency track circuits: (1) track impedance in relation to frequency; (2) voltage drop at the end of the circuit, in relation to circuit length and different frequencies; (3) effect of ballast resistance and safety margins for system operating depending on variations in ballast resistance; (4) preshunt and extended shunt phenomena; and (5) choice of the feed and receive end impedances of transmitters and receivers and of the figurative impedance of shunting by a vehicle. The author comments on the diagrams illustrating these phenomenae and draws conclusions as to the beneficial or harmful effects resulting from modifications of: (1) the impedance of the equipment used; (2) the frequency used; and (3) the energy level of the signal transmitted or the receiver gain.

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  • Authors:
    • Freilinghaus, K
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 182-188
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  • Accession Number: 00081262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1976 12:00AM