PROFESSIONAL GSM-R NETWORK OPERATION FOR DEUTSCHE BAHN

This article describes the operation and applications of digital mobile GSM-R radio technology in the German railway network. The radio network architecture incorporates base transceiver stations, mobile services switching centres, base station controllers, operation and maintenance centres (OMCs) and a network management centre (NMC). GSM-R technology offers extended voice services, call prioritisation, functional or locational addressing, and emergency priority transmission. Operation of the network is controlled by the NMC and OMCs, whose staff are involved in building up the network by installing and testing operating software, and attending to user problems and system faults. Repairs and maintenance are carried out on a regional basis with a central store to back up supplies of spare parts. A technical assistance centre features system specialists who monitor system components and deal with operating security and upgrades, ensuring continuous system availability.

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    RUSSELL PUBLISHING LTD

    COURT LODGE, HOGTROUGH HILL
    BRASTED, KENT  United Kingdom  TN16 1NU
  • Authors:
    • BAUMGARTNER, B
  • Publication Date: 2004

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 45-8
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM