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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 104
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 273

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
2Electronic and Telecommunication Department, University of Florence, Italy

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
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.

Summary
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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