Safety Microprocessors in Guided Ground Transportby M. El Koursi, INRETS, Arcueil, France,
A. Stuparu, INRETS, Arcueil, France,
Abstract: The use of microprocessors performing safety tasks such as Automatic Train Protection systems made more difficult their safety-worthiness assesment. In this paper we will first examine how the microprocessors have been used in safety applications in land transport field and we will proceed to a comparative examination of different basic architectures and present according to significant criteria a qualitative analysis.
Subject Headings: Transportation safety | Architecture | Railroad trains | Safety | Automation | Protective structures
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