0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Toward a Common Platform for Simulation-Based Evaluation of Both Functional and Telecommunication Sub-Systems of the ERTMS

[+] Author Affiliations
Patrick Sondi, Mohamed Kassab, Etienne Lemaire, Marion Berbineau

Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille, FranceIFSTTAR, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

Marina Aguado

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain

Paper No. JRC2012-74049, pp. 351-359; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/JRC2012-74049
From:
  • 2012 Joint Rail Conference
  • 2012 Joint Rail Conference
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, April 17–19, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4465-6
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME

abstract

The deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) in Europe will be mandatory on the major corridors, but this process will be long and expensive. Industry needs faster roll-out and a reduction in cost in order to obtain the certification and authorization to put equipment into service. New lab-testing tools for European Train Control System (ETCS) validation based on automatic testing could accelerate the process. In this work, we propose a co-simulation platform relaying on two existing tools: the ERTMS simulator that implements only the functional sub-system (ETCS) of ERTMS; and the OPNET simulator that allows modeling the whole telecommunication subsystem (GSM-R) from the Physical layer to higher layers, including the Euroradio interface. We describe a co-simulation protocol that determines how the results obtained from each simulator are reused as input in the other in order to take into account the impact of the functioning of one subsystem on the other. In this way, the problems related to radio propagation impairments, network load and electromagnetic interferences can be taken into account in ERTMS evaluation. Furthermore, some actors of the railway industry think about moving towards emerging technologies like LTE (4G Long Term Evolution). This platform will also allow evaluation of prospective technologies in the framework of ERTMS scenarios before costly real-world implementation.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In