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Electronic Coupling of Next Generation Trains

Winter, Joachim and Lehner, Andreas and Polisky, Eugen (2016) Electronic Coupling of Next Generation Trains. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, 110. Civil-Comp Press. Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, 5.-8. Apr. 2016, Cagliari, Italien. doi: 10.4203/ccp.110.189. ISBN 978-1-905088-65-2. ISSN 1759-3433.

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An objective of the European Commission is to move thirty percent of road and short-distance air transport to the modes of railroad and shipping. This, for railroad, will overload the already existing bottle necks in the Trans European Network (TEN) even more. One solution without extensive infrastructure measures is a more intensive use of the existing network by reducing the headway of trains by means of an innovative safety system: Electronic coupling will allow trains to drive on the same track with a shorter quasi-constant distance. Moreover dynamical joining and splitting of trains and while driving shall provide the flexibility for railway operators to adapt to the changing traffic demands and to use short platforms with long train compounds. In order to realize dynamic Train coupling, position and speed information must be reliably exchanged between trains. New communication technologies offer this ability of direct communications between vehicles with high rate and low latency. In this paper we present a controller concept that supports the fore mentioned novel operational procedures. One critical issue is compound stability. For this theoretical stability analysis is carried out and verified with simulations. Furthermore we present the concept for execution of rendezvous manoeuvres.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/109481/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Electronic Coupling of Next Generation Trains
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Winter, Joachimjoachim.winter (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, Andreasandreas.lehner (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0141-2747
Polisky, Eugeneugen.polisky (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 April 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.4203/ccp.110.189
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:Civil-Comp Press
Series Name:Civil-Comp Proceedings
Keywords:virtual coupling, platooning, control, dynamic coupling, next generation train, railways, transportation
Event Title:Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance
Event Location:Cagliari, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5.-8. Apr. 2016
Organizer:Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, Scotland
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Train III (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Oberpfaffenhofen , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Institute of Communication and Navigation
Deposited By: Polisky, Eugen
Deposited On:16 Dec 2016 13:33
Last Modified:16 Dec 2016 13:33

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