Technologies to Support the Railway Circulation in Emergency Conditions

This paper describes how the issue of the modal rebalance has concentrated the attention of European countries on the standardization of the railway system to allow convoys to travel more simply around Europe. It came about as a result of the creation of international work groups, the realization of the European Railway Traffic Management System/European Traffic Control System (ERTMS/ETCS) and of the relative technical specifications of interoperability. The possibility of applying radar based technologies to ERTMS has been estimated for technologies that are able to improve the visibility of objects on the track and to bypass the geometric distortion problem in the most complete possible way. Moreover, the radar based technology concurs, if compared to the optical based devices that use cameras, to exceed the problems concerned in the reduction of visibility for atmospheric causes. The objective of this paper is to estimate the possibility to apply, in particular to the High Speed system characterized by a high speed rank and by a line architecture that is quite simple and linear, resorting to a simulation instrument which will concur, opportunely shaped with different scenes, to estimate if it could also be applied to different regimes of circulation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 385-390
  • Monograph Title: Safety and Security Engineering II

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  • Accession Number: 01055667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845640682
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2007 1:13PM