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Office Safety Checker for Moving Block Train Control Systems

Document Series
Technical Reports
Author
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
DOT/FRA/ORD-23/28
Office
RDI-23
Subject Train Control
Keywords
Office Safety Checker (OSC), Quasi-moving block (QMB), Full Moving Block (FMB), Interoperable Train Control (ITC), Positive Train Control (PTC), Centralized Interlocking (CIXL)

As part of a project sponsored by FRA, TTCI developed and analyzed a concept for the Office Safety Checker (OSC) component of the Moving Block Office (MBO), a segment of a moving block train control system concept. The OSC component performs a safety validation of MBO safety-critical functions and certain Positive Train Control Back Office Server (PTC-BOS) safety-critical functions. It also leverages on the Quasi-Moving Block (QMB) Operational Concept and the Overlay Positive Train Control (O-PTC) concepts.


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Last updated: Friday, September 15, 2023