Design and Prototype of a Train-to-Wayside Communication Architecture

  • Johan Bergs
  • Erwin Van de Velde
  • Daan Pareit
  • Dries Naudts
  • Milos Rovcanin
  • Ivan De Baere
  • Walter Van Brussel
  • Chris Blondia
  • Ingrid Moerman
  • Piet Demeester
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7266)

Abstract

Telecommunication has become very important in modern society and seems to be almost omnipresent, making daily life easier, more pleasant and connecting people everywhere. It does not only connect people, but also machines, enhancing the efficiency of automated tasks and monitoring automated processes. In this context the IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for BroadBand Technology) project TRACK (TRain Applications over an advanced Communication networK), sets the definition and prototyping of an end-to-end train-to-wayside communication architecture as one of the main research goals. The architecture provides networking capabilities for train monitoring, personnel applications and passenger Internet services. In the context of the project a prototype framework was developed to give a complete functioning demonstrator. Every aspect: tunneling and mobility, performance enhancements, and priority and quality of service were taken into consideration. In contrast to other research in this area, which has given mostly high-level overviews, TRACK resulted in a detailed architecture with all different elements present.

Keywords

Packet Loss Backup Path Heterogeneous Wireless Network Communication Architecture Active Queue Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Bergs
    • 1
  • Erwin Van de Velde
    • 1
  • Daan Pareit
    • 2
  • Dries Naudts
    • 2
  • Milos Rovcanin
    • 2
  • Ivan De Baere
    • 3
  • Walter Van Brussel
    • 4
  • Chris Blondia
    • 1
  • Ingrid Moerman
    • 2
  • Piet Demeester
    • 2
  1. 1.IBBT - PATS, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpenBelgium
  2. 2.IBBT - IBCN, Dept. of Information Technology (INTEC)Ghent UniversityGentBelgium
  3. 3.Newtec Cy N.V.Sint-NiklaasBelgium
  4. 4.Nokia Siemens NetworksHerentalsBelgium

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