Keywords: Positive Train Location, PTL, end-of-train device, ETD, End of Train, EOT, Head of Train, HOT, Positive Train Control, PTC, Global Navigation Satellite System, GNSS, Global Positioning System, GPS
Abstract: The overall goal of the Positive Train Location (PTL) end-of-train (EOT) project was to build on the successes of the PTL Phase II project and further refine the use cases,...
Keywords: Dense urban area, DUA, Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying, DQPSK, radio frequency, RF, interoperable train control, ITC, Positive Train Control, PTC, Hata Equation, quadrature amplitude modulation, QAM, wireless communications, application message
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored a project conducted by Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) to analyze railroad wireless communication needs and...
Keywords: Next generation track circuits, NGTC, Communications-Based Train Control, CBTC, Positive Train Control, PTC, moving blocks, movement authorities
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored a project from June 8, 2015, through June 7, 2017, in which Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) investigated concepts...
Moving Map Displays: Using CTIL and Eye-Tracking Technologies to Measure Operator Glance Durations and Performance in Locomotive Cabs
Keywords: CTIL; CTILWEB; Automation; Distraction; Human-Error; Eye-tracking; Moving Map; iPad;
Abstract: Distraction is a growing problem in the cabs of modern locomotives. The 2008 commuter train collision at Chatsworth, CA resulting in 28 fatalities, points to the dangers of...
Abstract: Petitioner, Robert E. Carpenter (“Carpenter”), represented by Lawrence M. Mann, Alper & Mann, P.C., appealed to the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA...