Title: Method for remote rapid response to transportation security threats on high speed rail systems
Authors: Boris A. Lyovin; Alexey V. Shvetsov; Roberto Setola; Svetlana V. Shvetsova; Marco Tesei
Addresses: Russian University of Transport, 9 Obraztsov Street, Moscow, 127994, Russia ' KHV Federal State Unitary Enterprise 'ZaschitaInfoTrans of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation', 9 Bakuninskaya Street, Moscow, 127994, Russia ' Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21, 00128, Rome, Italy ' Far East State Transport University, 47 Serishev Street, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia ' Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A., Direzione Protezione Aziendale, Area Tecnica, P.zza della Croce Rossa 1 – 00161, Italy
Abstract: Present day high speed rail systems (HSRS) operate under permanent risk of criminal and terrorist attacks. HSRS security threats require special attention and immediate responses. The purpose of this research is to develop a method for remote rapid response to HSRS transportation security threats. The method is based on the employment of automated drone stations that ensure the arrival of an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) at the place of incident within 13 minutes of the alarm signal, i.e., when there is an intrusion on the railroad track. Detailed inspection of the incident location allows the dispatcher to make a rapid decision about actions that follow the signal: whether there is a need to send a rapid response team to the place of incident and/or to interrupt the train operation on the involved track section. In our research the method was designed based on the Moscow-Saint-Petersburg HSRS but this method can be applied to the HSRS of the other countries.
Keywords: transportation security; unmanned aerial vehicle; UAVs; drone; drone station; high speed rail systems.
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2019 Vol.15 No.4, pp.324 - 335
Received: 13 Sep 2018
Accepted: 25 Dec 2018
Published online: 06 Sep 2019 *