A Proposed Model for Radio Frequency Systems to Tracking Trains via GPS (The Study for Egyptian National Railways)

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Hossam Abdel Rahman Mohamed 1,*

1. Computer & Information System Dept – SAMS, Maady Cairo, Egypt

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2014.04.08

Received: 3 Jul. 2013 / Revised: 10 Oct. 2013 / Accepted: 15 Dec. 2013 / Published: 8 Mar. 2014

Index Terms

Global Positioning System (GPS), Tracking, Monitoring System, Real Time Tracking, Smartphone


The Technological evolution which occurred in digital systems favored the appearance of new services to be applied in railways. Radio communications played an important role in the management, exploration, and maintenance of railway transports. Due to the vital importance of security, the track-to-train communications system is studied in depth, with significant changes through the integration in its operation of the global system for mobile communication and global positioning systems. This paper has proposed the implementation of a global positioning system (GPS) based train monitoring system that could locate a train at every instant. Here a GPS–GPRS module transmits the location information to a web server. The paper also presents a low-budget system to track the trains inside tunnels. The paper presents a solution implemented at Egyptian National railways, to provide an intelligent train tracking and management system to improve the existing railway transport service.

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Hossam Abdel Rahman Mohamed, "A Proposed Model for Radio Frequency Systems to Tracking Trains via GPS(The Study for Egyptian National Railways)", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.6, no.4, pp.76-83, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2014.04.08


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