Wireless Passenger Communications System

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funds research for the enhancement of safety on passenger trains. Utilizing the Department of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, FRA funded a research project to investigate the feasibility of equipping passenger trains with a back-up communication system that would be used when the trainline communication network is compromised. DFuzion, Inc. conducted the research and developed the concept of the Wireless Passenger Communication System (WPCS) that would allow the train crew and emergency responders to keep the passengers informed in emergencies and provide guidance to all passengers in the event that the train needs to be evacuated.

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    Federal Railroad Administration

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  • Publication Date: 2008-12


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 4p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-RR08-34
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2009 11:51AM