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1. WO2012119197 - IMPROVING TIMEKEEPING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR TRAINS

Publication Number WO/2012/119197
Publication Date 13.09.2012
International Application No. PCT/AU2012/000232
International Filing Date 08.03.2012
IPC
G05B 13/02 2006.1
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
13Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion
02electric
B61L 25/02 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61RAILWAYS
LGUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
25Recording or indicating positions or identities of vehicles or vehicle trains or setting of track apparatus
02Indicating or recording positions or identities of vehicles or vehicle trains
CPC
B61L 27/16
B61L 3/006
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61RAILWAYS
LGUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
3Devices along the route for controlling devices on the vehicle or vehicle train, e.g. to release brake, to operate a warning signal
006On-board optimisation of vehicle or vehicle train operation
Applicants
  • AUSRAIL TECHNOLOGIES PTY LIMITED [AU]/[AU] (AllExceptUS)
  • PUDNEY, Peter John [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • HOWLETT, Philip George [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • ALBRECHT, Amie Renee [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • PUDNEY, Peter John
  • HOWLETT, Philip George
  • ALBRECHT, Amie Renee
Agents
  • SHELSTON IP
Priority Data
201190082408.03.2011AU (Priority Withdrawn 06.09.2013)
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) IMPROVING TIMEKEEPING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR TRAINS
(FR) AMÉLIORATION DE LA PONCTUALITÉ ET DE L'EFFICACITÉ ÉNERGÉTIQUE DE TRAINS
Abstract
(EN) This invention relates to a method and system for the operation of trains on a rail network. The invention provides a method and system which monitors the progress of a train on a network, calculates efficient control profiles for the train, and displays driving advice to the train crew. The system calculates and provides driving advice that assists to keep the train on time and reduce the energy used by the train by: (i) Monitoring the progress of a journey to determine the current location and speed of the train; (ii) Estimating some parameters of a train performance model; (iii) Calculating or selecting an energy-efficient driving strategy that will get the train to the next key location as close as possible to the desired time; and (iv) Generating and providing driving advice for the driver.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un procédé et un système pour le fonctionnement de train sur un réseau ferroviaire. L'invention concerne un procédé et un système qui surveille la progression d'un train sur un réseau, calcule des profils de commande efficaces pour le train et affiche des conseils de conduite pour l'équipe de train. Le système calcule et donne des conseils de conduite qui permettent au train d'être ponctuel et réduisent l'énergie utilisée par le train (i) en surveillant la progression d'un trajet afin de déterminer l'emplacement actuel et la vitesse du train; (ii) en estimant certains paramètres d'un modèle de performances du train; (iii) en calculant ou en sélectionnant une stratégie de conduite économe en énergie qui amènera le train à l'emplacement clé suivant à une heure aussi proche que possible de l'heure souhaitée; et (iv) en générant et fournissant des conseils de conduite au conducteur.
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