# IMPROVING THE POSITIONING ACCURACY OF TRAIN ON THE APPROACH SECTION TO THE RAILWAY CROSSING

## Authors

• V. I. Havryliuk Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Ukraine
• O. M. Voznyak Lviv branch of the Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazarian, Ukraine
• V. V. Meleshko Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine

## Keywords:

railway crossings, automatic crossing signaling, train coordinate control

## Abstract

Purpose. In the paper it is necessary to analyze possibility of improving the positioning accuracy of train on the approach section to crossing for traffic safety control at railway crossings. Methodology. Researches were performed using developed mathematical model, describing dependence of the input impedance of the coded and audio frequency track circuits on a train coordinate at various values of ballast isolation resistances and for all usable frequencies. Findings. The paper presents the developed mathematical model, describing dependence of the input impedance of the coded and audio-frequency track circuits on the train coordinate at various values of ballast isolation resistances and for all frequencies used in track circuits. The relative error determination of train coordinate by input impedance caused by variation of the ballast isolation resistance for the coded track circuits was investigated. The values of relative error determination of train coordinate can achieve up to 40-50 % and these facts do not allow using this method directly for coded track circuits. For short audio frequency track circuits on frequencies of continuous cab signaling (25, 50 Hz) the relative error does not exceed acceptable values, this allow using the examined method for determination of train location on the approach section to railway crossing. Originality. The developed mathematical model allowed determination of the error dependence of train coordinate by using input impedance of the track circuit for coded and audio-frequency track circuits at various frequencies of the signal current and at different ballast isolation resistances. Practical value. The authors proposethe method for train location determination on approach section to the crossing, equipped with audio-frequency track circuits, which is a combination of discrete and continuous monitoring of the train location.

## Author Biographies

### V. I. Havryliuk, Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan

Dep. «Automation, Telemechanics and Communications», Lazaryan St., 2, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, 49010, tel. +38 (056) 373 15 04

### O. M. Voznyak, Lviv branch of the Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazarian

Dep. «Transportation Technology», I. Blazhkevich St., 12a, Lviv, Ukraine, 79052, tel. +38 (032) 267 99 74

### V. V. Meleshko, Ukrzaliznytsia

Head Dep. «Automation, Telemechanics and Communications», Ukrzaliznytsia, Tverska St., 5, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680

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2016-02-25

## How to Cite

Havryliuk, V. I., Voznyak, O. M., & Meleshko, V. V. (2016). IMPROVING THE POSITIONING ACCURACY OF TRAIN ON THE APPROACH SECTION TO THE RAILWAY CROSSING. Science and Transport Progress, (1(61), 9–18. https://doi.org/10.15802/stp2016/60936

## Section

AUTOMATED AND TELEMATIC SYSTEMS ON TRANSPORT