Archive for the 'Safety Critical' Category

Log Analysis

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Analysis of operation log files.  Identify trending system faults across the fleet and worst performing locomotives.  Make recommendations for immediate actions and future maintenance.

WESTECT II

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Now that the second incarnation of WESTECT ATP is complete, I can return to my “normal” life. Almost 7 years ago, Digressoft was asked by the head of Invensys Rail Australia (previously Westinghouse Rail Systems Australia) R&D to perform a feasibility study into a new generation of WESTECT.  Several components of the current hardware were […]

WESTECT (continued)

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

Well old projects need maintaining. I have been returning to Westinghouse Rail System from time-to-time over the last 7 years as a part time consultant to investigate and assist the small remaining team to repair defects in the WESTECT ATP system. During that time there was one major upgrade to integrate the on-board sub-system to […]

Automatic Train Protection

Tuesday, December 13th, 1994

After five years WESTECT goes live and it is time for me to go back and do some more study! WESTECT, produced by Westinghouse Rail System Australia, is one of the first continuous Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems in the world.  Designed in conjunction with and for Queensland Rail for their main coastal route.  ATP […]

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