Locomotive Systems

Locomotive Systems

Safety-Critical Engineering for Locomotive Control Systems

In 2013, nearly 476 million people commuted across the United States by intercity and commuter rail systems. While the majority of rail transportation consists of freight shipments, there is an ever increasing need to develop safer locomotive control systems that meet safety-critical standards.

Novel has expert knowledge in developing software and electronic hardware for locomotive electrical control systems that meet safety standards such as EN-50126 “RAMS”, EN-50128 Control & Protection Software, and EN-50129 Control Electronics. Novel has been awarded multiple projects for designing, developing and testing control systems for the world’s leading locomotive OEMs. Each of these full life-cycle projects has been successfully completed under budget and on schedule under firm-fixed pricing. Specific capabilities for locomotive control systems development include:

  • Positive Train Control Signaling Systems (Wayside)
  • Automatic Protection Systems
  • Computer-Based Interlocking Systems
  • Systems Requirements Capture
  • Systems Architecture Design
  • Model-Based Requirements Development
  • Software Design, Integration, & Testing
  • Embedded Electronic Hardware Design, Implementation, & Testing
  • Validation & Verification Testing
  • Test Bench Development
  • Remote Equipment Monitoring
  • Data Acquisition & Analysis
  • Project Management & Certification Consultation

For more information on how Novel can help your company with engineering solutions for safety-critical control systems for locomotives, please Contact Us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Business Development Representatives.