REPOINT-light full-scale track switch: experimental results at a railway testing site

Osa Olaby, Saikat Dutta, Tim Harrison, Christopher P Ward, Roger Dixon

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Abstract

REPOINT-Light is a novel railway track switch concept which is designed to enhance the reliability of the railway network by implementing a closed loop control concept and introducing actuator redundancy in the railway switch design. After successful experiments and tests in a laboratory environment, the full-scale demonstrator of the switch is deployed in a railway testing site. This paper presents the performance of a designed controller by showing the experimental data of brushless AC motors assembly within three active bearers of the track switch. The controller is implemented in real time operation mode using NI-LabVIEW software NI hardware (CompactRIO 9035) and. The principle challenge of the controller is to synchronize the movement of six motors in three active bearers of the REPOINT-Light switch.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event8th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems 2019 - TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
Conference number: 8th
http://www.mechatronicsnolcos2019.org/

Conference

Conference8th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems 2019
Abbreviated title(MECHATRONICS 2019)
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period4/09/196/09/19
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