Technical Reports

Evaluation of Signal/Control System Equipment and Technology: Task 6 - Specification Development

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1981
AUTHOR: S. F. Taylor, J. F. Marshall, W. C. Hallmark, R. B. Whalen
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-78/39.6
SUBJECT: Signal and Train Control
KEYWORDS: Central Processing Unit, Communications, Maintainability, Military Standards, Reliability
ABSTRACT: Development of a signal/control system for high speed 255 Km/h (160 MPH) train operation must proceed in a logical sequence. One step is a comparison of alternative candidate systems representing state-of-the-art technology. This report presents a functional specification with which to measure the utility of selected candidates. Requirements are organized to permit growth from basic cab signaling to total, monitoring and control from a single point. A functional path has been taken in order to provide the widest latitude in hardware design.

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