Technical Reports

Vital Positive Train Control Research and Development—Final Report

  • 01
  • Jul
  • 2011
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-11/14
KEYWORDS: PTC; Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), in cooperation with, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Railroad Research Foundation (RRF), and the Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) Division of the Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) conducted research and development (R&D) activities for a safety-critical, communications-based train control (CBTC) system. The system R&D was performed under the Vital Positive Train Control (V-PTC) project, and the goal of the project was to field test a fully functional vital PTC system that could be used in revenue service operations. Jointly, TTCI and LMC accomplished activities related to active field testing of the V-PTC system using the track and related facilities at TTC. Test results show significant development success.

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