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Title: Trip optimization system and method for a train

Abstract

A system for operating a train having one or more locomotive consists with each locomotive consist comprising one or more locomotives, the system including a locator element to determine a location of the train, a track characterization element to provide information about a track, a sensor for measuring an operating condition of the locomotive consist, a processor operable to receive information from the locator element, the track characterizing element, and the sensor, and an algorithm embodied within the processor having access to the information to create a trip plan that optimizes performance of the locomotive consist in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the train.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1375215
Patent Number(s):
9,733,625
Application Number:
11/385,354
Assignee:
General Electric Company ALO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC04-02AL68284
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006 Mar 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair, Shaffer, Glenn Robert, Houpt, Paul Kenneth, Movsichoff, Bernardo Adrian, and Chan, David So Keung. Trip optimization system and method for a train. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair, Shaffer, Glenn Robert, Houpt, Paul Kenneth, Movsichoff, Bernardo Adrian, & Chan, David So Keung. Trip optimization system and method for a train. United States.
Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair, Shaffer, Glenn Robert, Houpt, Paul Kenneth, Movsichoff, Bernardo Adrian, and Chan, David So Keung. Tue . "Trip optimization system and method for a train". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375215.
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author = {Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair and Shaffer, Glenn Robert and Houpt, Paul Kenneth and Movsichoff, Bernardo Adrian and Chan, David So Keung},
abstractNote = {A system for operating a train having one or more locomotive consists with each locomotive consist comprising one or more locomotives, the system including a locator element to determine a location of the train, a track characterization element to provide information about a track, a sensor for measuring an operating condition of the locomotive consist, a processor operable to receive information from the locator element, the track characterizing element, and the sensor, and an algorithm embodied within the processor having access to the information to create a trip plan that optimizes performance of the locomotive consist in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the train.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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