Evaluating TCMS Train-to-Ground communication performances based on the LTE technology and discreet event simulations

Maha Bouaziz, Ying Yan, Mohamed Kassab, José Soler, Marion Berbineau

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Abstract

This paper focuses on performance evaluation of the Train to Ground traffic exchanges used to ensure safety and monitoring train functionalities carried by the Train Control Management System (TCMS). In the framework of the European project Safe4Rail from the Shift2Rail program, we try to use LTE (Long Term Evolution) network as an alternative communication technology, instead of GSM-R (Global System for Mobile communications-Railway) because of some capacity and capability limits. First step, a pure simulation is used to evaluate the network load for a high-speed scenario, when the LTE network is shared between the train and different passengers. The simulation is based on the discrete-events network simulator Riverbed Modeler. Next, second step focusses on a co-simulation testbed, to evaluate performances with real traffic based on Hardware-In-The-Loop and OpenAirInterface modules. Preliminary simulation and co-simulation results show that LTE provides good performance for the TCMS traffic exchange in terms of packet delay and data integrity
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2018
Pages110-121
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-90371-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event13th International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles: Nets4Cars – Nets4Trains – Nets4Aircraft – Nets4Spacecrafts 2018 - ETSIS Telecomunicación (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Sistemas de Telecomunicación), Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 May 201818 May 2018
http://nets4workshop.etsist.upm.es

Conference

Conference13th International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles
LocationETSIS Telecomunicación (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Sistemas de Telecomunicación)
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period17/05/201818/05/2018
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10796
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • TCMS
  • Discreet event simulator
  • LTE
  • Riverbed
  • OpenAirInterface
  • Railway
  • Mobile Communication Gateway
  • Train-to-ground communication

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Bouaziz, M., Yan, Y., Kassab, M., Soler, J., & Berbineau, M. (2018). Evaluating TCMS Train-to-Ground communication performances based on the LTE technology and discreet event simulations. In Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles (pp. 110-121). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 10796 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90371-2_12