SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 03/2008

SAT.engine – an innovative platform to support ETCS-projects

März 2008 | Hans-Walter Manschewski, Jörg Schütte, Steffen Jurtz

With the introduction of the European Train Control System (ETCS), the requirements on the precision of input data – in particular with respect to positions and distances – are substantially higher than for conventional control and signalling installations. Precise distances between balises and other relevant locations in the track are mandatory for the safety, functionality and operational availability of ETCS. Determination of functions and parameters such as the length of Movement Authorities (MA), balise linkings or speed or gradient profiles are based on precise distances. SAT.engine is a measurement and engineering platform that has been developed specifically for ETCSprojects.