1000CT with Time of Flight Ranging

Impala 16# Loco

Impala 16# Loco

Imagine a loco. Where the operator is always facing the direction of travel. That is able to detect other locos and people. It’s speed can be regulated by beacons that enforce speed limits Enforces a compulsory Pre-Shift Safety Check.

  • Verifying the brakes are working
  • The loco lights are in order
  • Emergency stop is working

The loco can be operated from the handset All information is data logged and can be retrieved at any time


Loco and Caboose Installation Overview



Loco side Pre-Shift Safety Check

Loco side Pre-Shift Safety Check





Pre-Shift Safety Check

The pre-shift check is an interactive test procedure where the system runs the driver through a sequence of tests and, at each stage, indicates on the display module what test is being performed and what action, if any, the driver should perform. The results of this test are saved on the system.

The pre-shaft safety check will be run for the loco and caboose components



Speed Zoning

Installed beacon modules broadcast messages every second containing the following configurable information:

Unit ID.

Maximum speed of trains moving towards the workings and/or shaft controlling the speed in both different directions.

The size of the speed limit zone in either direction.

The unit type and unique unit name.

Proximity Detection

Transceivers on the loco and caboose broadcast and receive messages containing the following information:

Train’s unique id; identifying the train on which the 1000CT resides

Type of module; Loco or caboose control module.

Speed and Direction; Indicates the speed and direction the train is travelling in.

RSSI; Received Signal Strength of the packet. This gives an indication of the proximity between the sender and the receiver.



Proximity Detection: Theory of Operation

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