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PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Edited by: J. Pombo
An Innovative Method of Train Integrity Verifying through a Wireless Sensor Network
B. Allotta1, G. Biffi Gentili2, P. D'Adamio1, D. Faralli2 , R. Giusti1, S. Papini1 and L. Pugi1
1Department of Industrial Engineering, MDM Lab, University of Florence, Italy
B. Allotta, G. Biffi Gentili, P. D'Adamio, D. Faralli , R. Giusti, S. Papini, L. Pugi, "An Innovative Method of Train Integrity Verifying through a Wireless Sensor Network", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 273, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.273
Keywords: on-board train integrity, ERTMS/ETCS, automatic train protection, wireless sensor network, bus EtherCAT, ZigBee protocol.
This paper shows the study, project and realization of a wireless real time security mechanism which is able to detect the train integrity. The definition of a logic board is to represent the train integrity. This is an innovation with respect to the state of the art technology. The reference scenario is that of the ERTMS / ETCS (European Rail Traffic Management System / European Train Control System), which defines the modalities for the exchange of signalling information between the trackside and onboard rail vehicle sensor. In particular, reference is made to a ground subsystem (SST) that implements only the ETCS Level 3.
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