Simulation of Fuzzy Control Applied to a Railway Pantograph-Catenary System

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Abstract

Throughout Europe, environmental concerns are increasingly resulting in accelerated development of high-speed rail networks. The Pantograph-Catenary (PAC) power collection system has been retained for compatibility reasons, but the normally-reliable passive system can suffer increasing failure of contact at elevated speeds due to wave motion of the catenary. The results include loss of power and premature component failure due to formation of electric arcs. The paper discusses simulation of a fuzzy logic based active PAC control system using the MATLAB Simulink suite of software. A flexible control system model is developed and initial test simulations are described. Future refinements are proposed for improved system modelling and control. This work is funded under an Interreg IV project, “PAntograph Catenary Interaction Framework for Intelligent Control (PACIFIC)”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Knowledge-based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES2010)
Pages322-330
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
EventInternational Conference on Knowledge-based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES2010) - Cardiff, UK
Duration: 1 Nov 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Knowledge-based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES2010)
Period1/11/10 → …

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    Walters, S. (2010). Simulation of Fuzzy Control Applied to a Railway Pantograph-Catenary System. In International Conference on Knowledge-based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES2010) (pp. 322-330)