This report documents the results of the New York City Transit (NYCT) Propagation Measurement Experiments and demonstration conducted from 28 August to 2 September and from 16 October to 18 October, 1995 at the NYCT tracks. Hughes Aircraft Company's Modified Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System (EPLRS) was the technology used for the tests and demonstration. The tests were conducted to characterize the propagation environment of NYCT in multiple sections of the track, to determine position-locating capability of EPLRS in that environment, and to determine the suitability of the equipment for NYCT's advanced signals technology program for communications-based train control. The results indicate that the EPLRS technology performed very well for vehicle-to-wayside and wayside-to-vehicle digital communications as well as locating trains by radio ranging even in potentially troublesome sections of NYCT track.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hughes Aircraft Company

    AATC Program Office, 2000 E. El Segundo Boulevard
    El Segundo, CA  United States  90245
  • Authors:
    • Zabat, R T
  • Publication Date: 1996-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00731966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-CA-26-7004-96-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1997 12:00AM