Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-3256
2001-10-01

Automation of Railways with Low and Medium Traffic Density 2001-01-3256

This document presents the results obtained from the DATATREN project, the aim of which is to design an integral system to monitor and control traffic on railways with low and medium traffic density. This type of environment presents a clearly identified set of problems arising from a lack of infrastructure for systems that need to be reliable and robust. The solution lies in automating the entire control, traffic and safety system. To achieve this, various communication and distribution technologies and control systems based on fieldbuses and local area networks are used. The complete system is distributed in three modules that, located at various strategic points within the railway environment, enable the entire system to be monitored and controlled.

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