David R. (Dave) Phelps
American Public Transportation Association
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Most Recent Standard
IEEE Std 1475-1999 is now a published standard, available for purchase from the IEEE On-Line Store.
No meetings are planned until time for IEEE re-affirmation.
This standard prescribes the interface functionality among propulsion, friction brake, and train-borne master control. It encompasses performance parameters, communication methods, and the means for measurement and verification of performance. "Third party" systems performing functions traditionally carried out in one of the above systems are also covered.
Numerous functional protocols presently exist for interfaces among train-borne master control, propulsion, friction brake, spin-slide control, etc. This has led to a lack of standardization, compatibility, and interchangeability, with attendant higher first cost and recurrent integration problems. Standards, when used be vehicle purchasers, carbuilders, and system suppliers, are expected to lower costs, reduce vehicle introduction problems, improve reliability, and facilitate upgrades, Standards will ensure prioritization of sagety functionality.
Nicholas J. Brearey James H. Dietz David Dimmer Harold C. Gillen George Heisey Hal B. Henderson, P.E. Paul E. Jamieson, P.E. Kevin D. Johnson R.E. (Rob) McHugh, P.E. Richard J. Mazur, P.E. Fred M. Perilstein, PE Radovan Sarunac, Ph.D. Matthieu Vanasse, P. Eng. Henry J. Wesling
Home Page: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/railtransit
Modified - 21 June 2003