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A Simulation Environment To Reduce The Development Cost Of An Automatic Train Operation System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR001061

Volume

50

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,938 kb

Author(s)

H. Papini, O. Martinot & M. Lungu

Abstract

A simulation environment to reduce the development cost of an automatic train operation system Helena Papini\ Olivier Martinet* & Mihai Lungif * Alcatel, France ^Alcatel Canada Abstract Increasing product quality and performance while lowering costs have become priorities in Railways today. To achieve these goals, product development time has to be minimised. When developing an automatic pilot, one of the longest and most difficult phases is the tuning of the automatic pilot parameters. This tuning permits the train to travel smoothly along the guideway, offering the passengers a smooth ride at the highest possible speeds. Currently, this tuning is performed in the laboratory through simulations, and then during the field tests when the pilot is integrated into the train. This last phase is very expensive and often takes a long time. To reduce integration phase, it has become necessary to define a more realistic lab- simulation environment. To meet this need,

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