Wondering what IRSE events are planned for Western Australia?
An introduction of IRSE WA chapter by Rebecca Taylor and Arvind Maharaj
A networking opportunity for you to meet other IRSE WA members.
How it is Created and Eroded
For the signal engineer, providing a safe railway is not negotiable, but we also have to provide an efficient railway. With volume growth on all types of railways, we are often asked to add capacity through improved signalling arrangements. This paper discusses some techniques for increasing capacity but also identifies some common situations where capacity can be eroded due to the characteristics of the railway infrastructure and trains and the type of design adopted.
The aim of the paper is to build an understanding of some of the critical issues, how to address those that the signal engineer can influence and raise awareness of the constraints that cannot be improved by signalling alone.
Level 2 Theatrette (For presentation)
Level 6 Amenities Room (For networking)
Public Transport Centre, West Parade, East Perth
Light refreshments are provided for the networking session after presentations
Broadband on Trains - Professor Ren Ping Liu
Joint meeting with IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
Broadband on trains aims at bringing uninterrupted mobile broadband experience into trains. However, existing cellular networks can only provide limited Internet access to fast moving trains due to a number of challenges, including large number of connections, their frequent and simultaneous handovers between passing cells, fast-changing radio channels, signal blockage in bridges and tunnels, sheltering effect of metal train carriages, and the Doppler Effect.
Recently, new technologies for broadband on trains have been developed and are becoming commercially viable to provide a broad range of multimedia services, such as music and video streaming, video surveillance, video conferencing, and online gaming.
In this seminar, we will review these existing and evolving technologies, and discuss their key features and applications. In particular, we will explore future broadband-on-train technologies from two aspects. First, we investigate cellular technologies along the line of 3G-4G-5G to find out what’s in store for future ground-to-train communications. Next, we will explore along the line of Wi-Fi technology development from IEEE 802.11a,b,g,n,ac,ad to Li-Fi, to discover what’s in store for future business and entertainment service delivery inside train carriages.
Mitchell Theatre, Level 1 - 280 Pitt Street Sydney
Starting at 4:30 pm.
Post-meeting refreshments at a local venue.
All welcome - admission is free
The 2016 IRSE Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference will be held in Glenelg, a seaside suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
Railways, Smart Technologies – The Way Forward
Stamford Grand Hotel, Moseley Square, Glenelg SA
Friday 8th April to Sunday 10th April 2016
An optional Training Seminar will be held on Thursday 7th April 2016
The conference Call for Papers, Members & Partners Program and Sponsorship opportunities will be posted at a later stage.