Frauscher Sensor Technology

Wheel Detection, Axle Counting and Tracking Systems

High Availability of Modern Train Detection Systems using Intelligent Functions

Frauscher Sensor Technology

Research and development in the field of signalling is faced with the challenge of providing cost-effective solutions for high availability of safety-relevant systems.

The focus is generally on implementing various redundancy strategies. However, the complete duplication of system components, in particular, gives rise to significant additional costs.

As an alternative to a fully-redundant design, intelligent functions to increase the fault tolerance of signalling systems provide interesting options. External factors are frequently identified as the cause of a range of faults in train detection systems. In many cases, the resulting system faults can be absorbed by implementing intelligent, fault-tolerant functions without affecting the safety level of the complete system.

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