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Simulation Of Advanced Train Control Systems

  • Paul Craven
  • Paul Oman
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Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 290)

This paper describes an Advanced Train Control System (ATCS) simulation environment created using the Network Simulator 2 (ns-2) discrete event network simulation system. The ATCS model is verified using ATCS monitoring software, laboratory results and a comparison with a mathematical model of ATCS communications. The simulation results are useful in understanding ATCS communication characteristics and identifying protocol strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques. By setting up a suite of ns-2 scripts, an engineer can simulate hundreds of possible scenarios in the space of a few seconds to investigate failure modes and consequences.

Keywords

Railroads wireless networks ATCS ns-2 simulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Craven
    • 1
  • Paul Oman
    • 2
  1. 1.IndianolaUSA
  2. 2.MoscowUSA

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