Investigation of Radio Communications-based Train Control System with Interoperability

무선통신기반 열차제어시스템 상호운영성 연구

  • Received : 2013.07.02
  • Accepted : 2013.12.03
  • Published : 2014.02.28


This paper analyzes the hazard related to train control, the functional requirements for atrain control system(TCS) and the automatic train protection(ATP) functional allocation that ensures the interoperability of a radio communications-based TCS. In addition, the interoperability can be obtained using wireless communications technology standards and standardized functional allocations of TCS performed on the wayside and onboard. Using this information, an integrated operating system for a rail network can be constructed. The functional allocations of TCS that support interoperability, require hazard analysis of TCS and definition of the system requirements. The hazard factors for a TCS are confirmed through setting the train safety space control and train speed limit excess. Furthermore, this paper determines the impact of the hazard factors on the TCS and, defines the functional requirements for the TCS subsystems and the ATP wayside and onboard functional allocations.


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