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Keywords: Automated train operations, ATO, sensor platform, SP, locomotive onboard sensor platform, locomotive-borne sensor platform, autonomous, train, sensors
Keywords: Highway-rail, grade crossing, humped crossing, photogrammetry, LiDAR
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: Highway-rail, grade crossing, accident prediction formula, acoustic train detection, fiber-Bragg grating, magnetometer, seismic train detection, track circuits, train detection, warning device effectiveness, warning device upgrade, wheel detectors, safety
Abstract: This study assessed whether devices that did not rely on track circuits to detect trains were suitable to deploy active warnings at grade crossings.