Method for remote rapid response to transportation security threats on high speed rail systems
by Boris A. Lyovin; Alexey V. Shvetsov; Roberto Setola; Svetlana V. Shvetsova; Marco Tesei
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (IJCIS), Vol. 15, No. 4, 2019

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.

Online publication date: Mon, 14-Oct-2019

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