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There is a notable lack of agreement regarding the safety approaches adopted by different transportation modes, while the sudden increased demands for security for both freight and passengers has provided a more uniform methodological approach. Each transport mode has, over time, developed its own safety rules. The unprecedented and apparently irreversible growth of terrorist activities has affected all transport systems. It is virtually impossible to think of new infrastructure projects without taking these parameters into consideration. (This led to the EU Commission recent approval of the European Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection.A") Measures to be taken relating to security are dependent on the users, and if properly handled may help reduce global transport costs and increase the efficiency of the operators. Competing networks can provide information about freight and passenger movements leading to the optimisation of the entire supply chain.This volume collects the most significant papers that various authors have submitted in conferences organised by the Wessex institute of Technology on safety and security in order to present the state of the art of research in these areas.
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Advanced Train Control Systems (ATCS) are playing an important role in improving the efficiency and safety of train operation, acting as their “brains and nerves.” ATCS's needs highly reliable and safe systems using complex computer tools. Normally, these systems consist of the four parts: the central control system; the station control systems and wayside systems; the on-board control systems and the communication network including mobile communication. From the point of view of the whole life cycle, an ATCS includes design and development; re-design for a special line application; simulation verification and test; plus safety assessment of the system and subsystems. These concepts are known to those who are familiar with typical ATCS such as ETCS, CTCS for main line railways and CBTC for transit systems. This special volume on Advanced Train Control Systems consists of selected papers from Comprail, which is the most successful series of conferences in the areas of railways and other transit systems. This will be of valuable interest for signalling engineers, designers, manufactures and operators.About the Author:
BIN NING is president of Beijing Jiaotong University, where he also serves as a professor and Ph.D. advisor in Information and Transportation Control Engineering and is affiliated with the State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, a leader in research on rail control and safety. He has been a visiting scholar at Brunel University (London, UK) in Electronics and Electrical Power and at UC Berkeley. Dr. Ning is Chief Editor of the Journal of Beijing Jiaotong University and Deputy Chief of the editorial board of the Urban Rapid Rail Transit magazine. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Railways in China. Well known in the world of rail research, Dr. Ning is a fellow of the Association of International Railway Signaling Engineers(IRSE); a member of IEEE; a fellow of China Railway Society; Deputy Director of the China Traffic System Engineering Society; a Deputy Director of the Beijing Railway Society; and a member of the China Overseas Returned Scholars Association.
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Book Description WIT Press / Computational Mechanics, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011MDNLG8