Dynamic Control of High-speed Train Following Operation

  • Deng Pan Tongji University
  • Yingping Zheng Tongji University
Keywords: High-speed train, train following control, train behavioral adjustment, control strategy, automatic train control

Abstract

Both safety and efficiency should be considered in high-speed train following control. The real-time calculation of dynamic safety following distance is used by the following train to understand the quality of its own following behavior. A new velocity difference control law can help the following train to adjust its own behavior from a safe and efficient steady-following state to another one if the actual following distance is greater than the safe following distance. Meanwhile, the stopping control law would work for collision avoidance when the actual following distance is less than the safe following distance. The simulation shows that the dynamic control of actual inter-train distance can be well accomplished by the behavioral adjustment of the following train, and verifies the effectiveness and feasibility of our presented methods for train following control.

Author Biographies

Deng Pan, Tongji University

Deng Pan received the Ph.D. degree in Control Science and Engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in 2008. Since 1996, he has been a railway signal engineer for the maintenance, overhaul and management of railway signaling equipments. He is currently a Lecturer with the School of Electronic & Information Engineering, Tongji University. His research interests include intelligent vehicle, automatic train control and intelligent transport system.

Yingping Zheng, Tongji University
Yingping Zheng received B.S. degree in Mathematics and Mechanics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1963 and M.S. degree in Automation from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1967 repectively. From 1967 to 1999, he was with Chinese Academy of Sciences successively as an/a assistant research fellow, associate research fellow and research fellow. In 1999, he joined the School of Electronic & Information Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, as a Professor. His research interests include intelligent control theory, complex system, game theory, hybrid control system and intelligent transport system.
Published
2014-08-07
How to Cite
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Pan D, Zheng Y. Dynamic Control of High-speed Train Following Operation. PROMET [Internet]. 2014Aug.7 [cited 2020Feb.26];26(4):291-7. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/1256
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