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A Railway Collision Avoidance System exploiting Ad-hoc Inter-Vehicle Communications and GALILEO

Strang, Thomas and Meyer zu Hörste, Michael and Gu, Xiaogang (2006) A Railway Collision Avoidance System exploiting Ad-hoc Inter-Vehicle Communications and GALILEO. In: Proceedings. 13th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transportation Systems and Services (ITS 2006), 2006-10-08 - 2006-10-12, London, UK.

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Abstract

The introduction of the European global navigation satellite system GALILEO allows also for a modernization of automatic train control technology. This is advisable because of the still enormous amount of collisions between trains or other kinds of obstacles (construction vehicles, construction workers, pedestrians), even if comprehensive and complex technology is extensively deployed in the infrastructure which should help to avoid such collisions. Experiences from the aeronautical Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) as well as the maritime Automatic Identification System (AIS) have shown that the probability of collisions can be significantly reduced with collision avoidance support systems, which do hardly require infrastructure components. In this article, we introduce our “RCAS” approach consisting only of mobile ad-hoc components, i.e. without the necessity of extensions of the railway infrastructure. Each train determines its position, direction and speed using GALILEO and broadcasts this information, complemented with other important information such as dangerous goods classifications in the region of its current location. This information can be received and evaluated by other trains, which may – if a potential collision is detected – lead to traffic alerts and resolution advisories up to direct interventions (usually applying the brakes).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/44434/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:A Railway Collision Avoidance System exploiting Ad-hoc Inter-Vehicle Communications and GALILEO
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Strang, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Meyer zu Hörste, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gu, XiaogangBombardier Transportation RailControlSolutionsUNSPECIFIED
Date:11 October 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Galileo, Schienenverkehr, Kollisionsvermeidung, Galileo, Railway Systems, Collision Avoidance, RCAS
Event Title:13th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transportation Systems and Services (ITS 2006)
Event Location:London, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-10-08 - 2006-10-12
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Galileo-Verkehrsanwendungen (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Institute of Transportation Systems > Rail Systems
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Strang, Prof. Dr. Thomas
Deposited On:12 Oct 2006
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:17

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