Automatic Train Control Standard for Ethiopia

Bezabih, Sintayehu (2014) Automatic Train Control Standard for Ethiopia. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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Railway transportation, which is needed in the achievement of effective development, is an efficient, cost-effective and it is environmental friendly transport system. In addition to the low railway network connectivity in Ethiopia like other developing countries, the available one is not modern; has low capacity and is insufficient to facilitate transit trade; and also Ethiopian railway transport has not standardized guidelines to design the control system. In this study an attempt is made to standardize guidelines for railway automatic train control system specifically standardization of equipments, interfaces, procedures of exchange of signals and transmission techniques for conventional (main) lines in Ethiopia. To achieve such objectives the research had a methodology of a task involving literature review discussion and comparison of different country standardization practice; and adaptation of the standards of the different countries according to the context of our country for railway system in Ethiopia. Standardization of guidelines for the automatic train system for Ethiopia context is done based on topography, economy of the country (cost of the control system), interoperability future development of the railway system of the country ,capacity of the control system ,level of safety , culture of the people and different literature reviews. In this automatic train control standard the research suggests two levels of train control system which are European Train Control System (ETCS) level 1 and Communication Based Train Control system (CBTC) according to the above parameters.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automatic train control, Track equipments, On board equipments, Interface signal, European Train Control System (ETCS) level 1 system, Communication based train control system (CBTC).
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Andriamparany Edilbert RANOARIVONY
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 11:24
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 11:24

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