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SuperVision: support system for railway logistics and operation

Grant number: 04/02901-6
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: December 01, 2004 - May 31, 2005
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Rodrigo Almeida Gonçalves
Grantee:Rodrigo Almeida Gonçalves
Host Company:CFLEX Computação Flexível Aplicada Ltda
City: Campinas


The proposal aims to create a system that monitors railway operations and offers input to assist in decision-making in either active or passive form. In passive monitoring, the system observes, in real time, the essential variables to characterize the state of the operation (such as position of trains, number of wagons in the yards, maintenance times, the condition of locomotives, among others) and detects situations of potential risk or damage, in the present or future. The system then sends messages to the railway operators and supervisors, communicating the occurrence of significant events so that, in good time, they can make the relevant decisions and, therefore, avoid risks and damage. In active monitoring, in addition to supervising the state of the network, yards, trains and traffic, the system helps in the supervision and control of traffic, assists in the planning and optimization of traffic on the network, in the traffic logistics and multimodal operation. SuperVision is a project with multiple objectives and work fronts. To implement it in a monolithic manner would be very risky and costly. Thus, to control the risk, the quality and the cost, the system was divided into six sub-projects, some of which already implemented. The proposal now is to implement the rest of them so as to consolidate the SuperVision system. (AU)

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