TrainSHIELD™ – Train Collision Avoidance System
TrainSHIELD™ is a Train collision avoidance system that integrates new technology with existing train control and operating systems. It provides for a rail safety working in conjunction with existing train operations, patterns and rules. TrainSHIELD™ is a microprocessor based embedded product designed to prevent over speeding and Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) in train operations and thus prevent dangerous accidents. It also includes cab signaling and other logics to prevent collisions in block sections as well as in Station areas.
The system consists of onboard units fitted in Locomotives and stationary units fitted in Stations & Level crossings. TCAS uses the latest technologies in digital wireless communications and RF Id to continuously detect and transmit train movement related information between locomotives. It integrates and interlocks the train information with data from track based sensors to create a safety overlay for train operations.
For more information, Product handout is available here.