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Information Technology For Electrical System Compatibility And Interoperability Problems On The European Railway Network

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000301

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,046 kb

Author(s)

A.J. Petersen, U. Henning, D. wurgler, V. Recagno & G.F. D'Addio

Abstract

Information technology for electrical system compatibility and interoperability problems on the European railway network A.J. Petersen*, U. Henning^, D. Wiirgler\ V. Recagno* & G.F. D'Addio* " 'Centra di Ricerca Tranporti, University ofGenova, Italy Abstract Interoperability between all subsystems of a rail network is a prerequisite for reliable and safe rail transport within and across national borders. The electrical compatibility of new railway vehicles with the existing power supply, signalling and vehicles, has more recently been found to be a major obstacle to reach this goal. Electrical System Compatibility for Advanced Rail Vehicles (ESCARV) [3] is a RTD project co-financed by the European Commission and the Swiss Government under the 4* Framework Programme to identify main barriers and propose solutions. Railway manufacturers, operators and research centres co-operate in ESCARV to establish a modelling framework of the complete railway system, enabling to pred

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