Access point deployment optimisation in communication-based train control systems

Wen, Tao (2018). Access point deployment optimisation in communication-based train control systems. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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Through the use of new communication-based train control (CBTC) systems, modern metro railways have been able to provide a more efficient, more reliable and more eco-friendly transport services. The main advantages of the CBTC systems are achieved by utilising modern communication technologies. The performance of the communications network is dependent on a well-designed access point (AP) deployment, as this determines the overall communication capability and impacts the cost. In this thesis, a systematic methodology is proposed for formulating and solving AP deployment planning (ADP) problems in two scenarios: (i) a tunnel section area; and (ii) a real-world metro system. Different mathematical models are presented for modelling the ADP problem in these two scenarios. In addition to mathematical models, an exhaustive search and a customized search algorithm, which uses a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm based on decomposition (MOEA/D), are proposed for solving the ADP optimisation problems. The methodologies are applied to the scenarios mentioned above. To evaluate the optimisation results, the optimised AP deployments are tested on a simulation platform integrating a railway network simulator and a communication network simulator. The test result shows that with the optimised AP deployments the DCS can achieve a better performance while using fewer APs.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation


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