From problem space to executional architecture: the development of a simulator to examine the effect of autonomy on mainline rail capacity

Emily J Morey, R E Wilson, Kevin Galvin, Thomas Riley

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Abstract

The key challenges faced by integrating autonomous rail operations to the existing main-line railway environment have been identified through the understanding and framing of the problem space and stakeholder analysis. This was achieved through the completion of the first four steps of Soft Systems Methodology, where the problem space has been expressed via conceptual models. Having identified these challenges, we investigated one of them, namely capacity, via the use of models and simulation. This paper examines the approach used to move from the conceptual models to a simulation which can determine whether the integration of autonomous trains can plausibly in-crease capacity. Within this approach we developed an architecture and converted logical models into physical resource models and associated design features which were used to build a simulator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Railway Systems Engineering and Management
Number of pages12
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Mar 2023
EventInternational Conference on Railway Systems Engineering and Management - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 20 Nov 202321 Nov 2023

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Railway Systems Engineering and Management
Country/TerritoryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period20/11/2321/11/23

Structured keywords

  • Engineering Mathematics Research Group

Keywords

  • Autonomy
  • Executable Architecture
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Railway Capacity

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