DISPATCH LABORATORY

This computer program is an interactive simulation of a CTC system. It consists of an events simulation module and a CTC management module. The events simulation drives such events as train movements, switch and signal responses, and maintenance crew activities. Voice communications are simulated on a CRT with printed messages and message masks for dispatcher responses. The management subsystem provides track displays, train presence indications, switch and signal settings on 2 color CRTs. Another color CRT is used for CTC control board interaction. The system is designed to replicate actual CTC installations. This system is the first phase of a project to develop computer assisted dispatch aids. Later phases of the project include modeling train meets and passes to develop optimal dispatching.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to Director, Operations Research, Southern Railway.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Railway System

    125 Spring Street, SW
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30303
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Southern Railway System
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM