Comprehensive Safety Evaluation of New AAR 220 MHz Radio Controlled Locomotive (RCL) System

Volpe Center will: (1) Update Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Remote Control Locomotive (RCL) Safety Advisory 2001-01; (2) Partner with Association of American Railroads (AAR) task forces (RTEF, WCTF) and Transportation Technology Center, Incorporated (TTCI); (3) Monitor, test and evaluate (T&E) new RCL system and infrastructure (220 MHz); (4) Develop EMI/EMC/EMR Safety Requirements and Migration Plan from existing 450 MHz RCL; (5) Analyze field tests RCL equipment (at TTCI and/or rail switchyard facilities); and (6) Identify, prevent and mitigate operational and human potential safety hazards (including EMI/EMC/EMR).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Equipment and Components


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $230000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Association of American Railroads

    P.O. Box 11130
    Pueblo, CO  United States  81001-
  • Start Date: 20061001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30702

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465247
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM