Introduction

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 168)

Abstract

Numerous components and component technologies result in new opportunities for integration inside railway systems. The desire to address these important problems in real life and advances in information technologies motivates the development of new train control and system monitoring concepts. The goal is to develop train control and system monitoring systems which have low operational cost, reasonable investment cost, and high safety and comfort levels. This is true for rolling stock, where the running conditions are efficiently and promptly adapted to the required operating profile, responding to requirements related to comfort, energy efficiency and reduction of power consumption, minimization of wearing, mechanical stress and noise, etc., as well as for the infrastructure and also for station services, where increased customer safety and comfort, reduction of waiting times, improvement of awareness and of the information level are all attainable by means of controlled climatization and air conditioning, networked safety cameras, interactive terminals, visual and audio broadcasting, modern ticketing and access control, etc..

Keywords

Railway System Train Control Electromagnetic Phenomenon Electromagnetic Characteristic Electromagnetic Environment 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Parsons Group International Abu DhabiUAE
  2. 2.University of GenoaGenovaItaly

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