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2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

Import the checklists to other tools, create context diffs and merged lists

2023-03-01 12:00

Embedded Linux distributions

Results of the online "wish list"

2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached

2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available

Real Time Linux Workshops

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Eighth Real-Time Linux Workshop on October 12 to 15, 2006, in Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R.China

A Linux Based System to Monitor Train Speed and Doors for the Light Rail System in Guadalajara, Mexico

D. W. Carr, R. Ruelas, H. Salcedo-Becerra, and G. A. Ponce-Castaneda
Departamento de Ingenieria de Proyectos, Universidad de Guadalajara
Apdo. Postal 307, C.P. 45101 Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO

In developing countries, the cost of proprietary operating systems and tools can add substantially to the cost of control projects. At the same time, Linux has become very robust and extremely easy to port to single board computers and other hardware used for real-time systems. Linux is becoming the OS of choice for many board manufacturers for the reasons just mentioned, and also because there are no up-front costs or royalties to pay. There are also a wealth of tools that customers can use for no cost, reducing further the cost to the end user. For this reason, we have chosen Linux running on an arm based single board computer for pilot tests of a control system to be installed on each train for the light rail system in Guadalajara, Mexico. This control system monitors the speed of each train to prevent dangerous over-speed conditions, and also to prevent the driver from opening doors on the side of the train where there is no passenger platform. This system will also be CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) ready for use when there are funds to purchase the interfaces with the digital radio system to allow constant communications with each train.


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