The performance and control requirements of a REPOINT track switch

N. Wright, S. Bemment, C. Ward, R. Dixon, R. M. Goodall

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Abstract

This paper concerns the high-level mechanical, electrical, and control requirements for the proposed novel design of a railway track switch. The track switch is being designed as part of the Repoint project, with the aim of investigating methods of increasing railway capacity and improving network delay performance through the application of technologies common to other industries. The basic mechanical design of the novel switch is discussed. The mechanical considerations are discussed in the context of the electrical and control system requirements, which are then investigated and justified. For the electrical and control design, the requirements focus on the functional performance, sustainability, fault tolerance and fault diagnostics. The requirements presented in this paper are being used to inform the design of a laboratory scale technology demonstrator, which will be completed by August 2014.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Development and Maintenance
EditorsJ. Pombo
Volume104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance - Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Duration: 8 Apr 201411 Apr 2014
Conference number: 2
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Publication series

NameCivil-Comp Proceedings
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
ISSN (Print)1759-3433

Conference

ConferenceThe Second International Conference on Railway Technology
CountryFrance
CityCorsica
Period8/04/1411/04/14
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    Wright, N., Bemment, S., Ward, C., Dixon, R., & Goodall, R. M. (2014). The performance and control requirements of a REPOINT track switch. In J. Pombo (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance (Vol. 104). [215] (Civil-Comp Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.4203/ccp.104.215