Technical Talk: Electronic Train Detection Systems in Railway Signaling

On behalf of IEEE Circuit and System Society Malaysia Chapter , we would like to invite you to our technical talk with the details as follows: Date: 17th Aug 2018 (Friday)Venue:  MLA Studio, Block B, Institute of Advanced               Technology (ITMA), UPM Serdang, Selangor.Time : 9:00 am-11:00 amSpeaker: Mr. Prashan Kandasamy (Chair of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Victoria Chapter)Title: Electronic Train Detection Systems in Railway SignalingShort Biography of the speaker:

Prashan Kandasamy is the Victorian Chair of CAS and a Member of Engineers Australia. He has completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) with Honours from RMIT University and currently studying Master of Business Administration (MBA) from RMIT. Prashan has worked with Cummins South Pacific in the field of Power Generation, before beginning his career in the railways at UGL in Signalling Design, Testing and Commissioning. Prashan has now moved on to Metro Trains Melbourne as a Signalling Project Engineer working on the Level Crossing Removal ProjectsAbstract:Train detection plays a critical role in the Railway Signalling System. It supports this system to ensure the safe running of trains on our railway networks by maintaining safe distances between following trains, safeguarding the movement of trains at junctions and regulating the passage of trains according to service density and required speeds. Currently, there a many parts of the world that use track circuits as a way to detect a train’s position in the railway network. However, there has been a shift towards modernising this technology, where various methods are being used to improve train detection with greater accuracy and reliability. One of these methods involves the implementation of Axle Counter technology. Where the Axle Counter differs from a Track Circuit is the way that the Axle Counter behaves as a Proximity Sensor as opposed to the closed loop circuit arrangement in a typical track circuit 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suhaidi Shafie


Functional Device Laboratory,
Institute of Advanced Technology,
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Associate Professor,
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Putra Malaysia

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