IEC 61375 Train Inauguration

In real circumstances of train operation, changing the train composition and orientation of Consists is a common operation. To ensure the inter-operability between on-board systems, IEC 61375 has defined a standard Train Communication Network (TCN) implementation.


The TCN defined in IEC 61375 sets the basis for interoperability between trains by defining how the Backbone Network should be implemented.The purpose of the Backbone Network is transmitting information through the entire train; by means of a specific protocol, such information defines the train composition and the orientation of each consist (Train Inauguration). Moreover, the IEC 61375 defines the application profiles of the TCN in order to achieve communication between software applications throughout consist networks and the train backbone.

Benefits

  1. Standard IEC 61375 Train Inauguration
  2. Full Interoperability 
  3. Standard TTDP (Train Topology Discovery Protocol) - According to IEC 61375-2-5 this protocol is used to define the train composition and consist orientation.
    Standard TRDP (Train Real Time Data Protocol) - According to IEC 61375-2-3 is an open network protocol for communication over IP-based networks in rail vehicles. 
  4. Standard IEC 61375-2-3 TCN Communication Profile available according to IEC 61375-2-4: TCN application profile defining the application profiles of the Train Communication Network in order to achieve communication between software applications throughout consist networks defined in IEC 61375-1 and the train backbone defined in IEC 61375-2-5.  


Features

VDS Rail's Train Backbone Nodes and Integrated Train Backbone Nodes have been specifically designed to comply with the norm. Both devices are equipped with inbuild TTDP protocol, TRDP protocol, and the IEC 61375-2-3 full Communication Profile.