SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 11/2021

Developing a test case specification for DB Netz AG ETCS-L1-projects using a software tool

November 2021 | Joachim Iburg

DB Netz AG projects with commissioning of ETCS trackside equipment in the railway network of Deutsche Bahn (DB) require extensive tests in order to enable the provision of evidence of the intended operations of the vehicles on the given track. A software-supported application for the automatic derivation of the test specification from the ETCS specifications’ sequence descriptions has been developed in close cooperation between the ETCS test & commissioning management at DB Netz AG and an external partner in order to enable the derivation of these tests directly from the requirement specification....