Formal Modeling and Analysis of Radio Block Center Handover

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 288)


Radio Blocking Center (RBC) is one of the main factors that affect the control system of CTCS-4 level series of trains. An in-depth analysis has been about the differences of RBC handover process between one onboard mobile terminal and two onboard mobile terminals. Based on this particular analysis, a timed CPN formalizing model has been set by using CPN tools, which are the supporting tools of Colored Petri Net. Also emulation and verification have been made on this model. Through the comparison and analysis between these two handover modes, people can get a more profound reorganization on how to improve the RBC handover equipments and how to perfect the RBC handover agreements.


Radio blocking center (RBC) Formal modeling RBC handover 



This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (61163009) and by the Lanzhou University Qing-lan works projects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringLanzhou Jiaotong UniversityLanzhouChina

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