WIT Press

Conflict Resolution In Railway Traffic Control By A Distributed Intelligence Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000761

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,075 kb

Author(s)

M. Mazzarello & R.Copello

Abstract

Conflict resolution in railway traffic control by a distributed intelligence approach M.Mazzarello, R.Copello OnAIRs.r.l, Italy Abstract Modern railway traffic control systems need fast and reliable conflict resolution capabilities in order to produce optimised schedules when normal ones are not suitable. We propose here a distributed intelligence approach in which global optimisation is achieved by co-operation of local resolution centres. The approach was validated by means of two test cases in real environments. The work was performed under the MARCO project in the Telematics framework. 1 Introduction This paper deals with the problem of conflict resolution in railway traffic control. The work was performed under the project MARCO (Multilevel Advanced Railways Conflict resolution and Operation control), financed by EC- DGXIII [1]. The main objective of MARCO project was to find suitable algorithms to optimise train traffic when normal schedules are somehow

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