THE ARCHITECTURE OF COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR MODERN RAPID TRANSIT

Automatic Train Control comprises three subsystems: Automatic Train Protection, Automatic Train Operation and Automatic Train Supervision. ATP performs the vital safety functions. ATO controls propulsion and braking, ATS operates the transit system so it effectively provides the transportation service that is its sole reason for existence. The author noted that the rapid transit trend today is for more sophistication in the centralized control function. This control stabilizes system operation and provides dependable and expeditious service. A dollar invested in command and control can save many dollars of expenditure on rolling stock and fixed plant. There is also the potential for saving operating labor.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7-10 October 1974.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Freehafer, J E
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1982 12:00AM