TRIP DEPENDABILITY IN AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The public acceptance of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) systems will require that they provide dependable service. An important component of dependability is the capability to restore service and minimize delays to passengers when an equipment failure occurs. The control and reconfiguration of the system under such circumstance is called "failure management." This report examines the possible responses to a failure that failure management might undertake and identifies the information needed to implement them. A framework for quantitatively evaluating various strategies is indicated, and a method for relating the performance of the strategies to equipment failure rates is provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Waddell, M C
    • WILLIAMS, M B
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL/JHUCP050/TPR-037
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM