Capabilities

Full-size Locomotive Cab:

  • Engineer and conductor workstations
  • Four screens for 190-degree field of view
  • The baseline configuration is a freight EMD-70 cab; also reconfigurable to simulate other locomotives
  • Removable control stand to enable testing of new controls
  • Three engineer touchscreen displays
  • I-ETMS Positive Train Control (PTC) and GE Trip Optimizer (TO) automation systems
  • 200+ miles of simulated track based on real-world location

Separate Experimenter Control Room

  • Four cameras and live video feeds of all software channels
  • Eye-tracking technology
  • Intercom for simulating radio communications
  • Video mixer with green-screen technology for simulating Head-Up Displays (HUDs)

Track Simulation

Precision Software

            • Programmable railroading scenarios, faults, and events for experimental reproducibility
            • Live simulation data accessibility for powering displays and controls
            • Synchronization tools for analyzing time series data
            • Python tools for creating HUDs

Full view of the CTIL interior including all four simulator screens and workstations.