Simulation technologies are perhaps the most effective tool of training in fields when it is prohibitively expensive or simply too dangerous to allow trainees to use real equipment in the real world. In such situations, through use of simulators, people can be trained in a ‘safe’ virtual environment with ‘real-life’ experience. This provides the scope of committing mistakes and learning from them during training, which otherwise could have caused harm, especially for a safety-critical system. Simulation is often used in the training of civilian and military personnel. Recently Simulation techniques are increasingly being used for training of railroad personnel- train drivers, dispatcher, engineers largely due to effective training, availability of real life simulation solutions and advent of highly advanced computer based graphical interfaces. These "virtual" simulations (where actual players use simulated systems in a synthetic environment) are found to be more appropriate for Railroad sector


Driving Simulators

Simulators for train drivers are now the most widely used training equipment used globally. They permit training in real-life environment and are able to simulate most unusual occurrences. Training of new drivers can be done in a safe environment without any damage to the vehicle or fear of an accident. A simulator would also save substantial amount of money especially if the cost of track occupancy is considered. The simulator is also used by experienced drivers to practice skills and refine their techniques. DMRC training school has two driving simulators for its two types of rolling stocks  RS1 (ROTEM) and RS2 (BOMBARDIER)

RS-1(ROTEM)Simulator
Users experience realistic failures which are very rare to create on real train. Instructors can easily build any failure/incident scenario using the interactive toolbox and have full control over events during the exercise. With the toolbox, the instructor can influence the exercise at any time by changing elements such as clouds, weather conditions, availability of equipment, complexity of the failure, signal status etc. This makes every module dynamic and realistic. A detailed log of all actions allows evaluation and assessment after the exercise.

• It is a state- of- the- art Train Simulator with Six Degree of Freedom motion system. It is capable of providing Trainee Train Operator with almost real experience of train driving with real time provision for the simulation of Train Malfunctions and unusual incidents.

• It includes computer generated Image of all the lines in which broad gauge trains are operating i.e. Line 1, 2, 3 of approx 135 Km and three different depots.

• 279 Events and Malfunctions of RS-1 train are simulated in it, providing a facility of giving exposure to train operators almost all important events/malfunctions.

• It is capable to simulate both ALSTOM and SIEMENS signaling system.

• Not only for rolling stock failures, training can be imparted on this simulator for, Signal, OHE and Track failures.

• Special six different rescue scenarios are created to train the staff in case of rescuing a disable train by other train and by Locomotive.

• Training for different procedures during various environmental conditions e.g. foggy weather and rainy weather etc. with concerned effect on the rolling stock.

• Other than the simulated train driven by trainee, there is a provision for automatic train which can be introduced on a set interval on opposite line.

• There is a provision of controlled train to be driven by automatic or by instructor to simulate different real time situations created by other train on same or opposite line.

• This simulator has facility to record and replay the training session for training analysis.

• This simulator have instructor station to incorporate planned scenarios and real time changes during a session with full monitoring of all panels of cab through 06 different LCD monitors.

• This simulator has observer station with sitting capacity of 15 trainees to visualize the ongoing scenario with 06 different 40” LED monitors. Trainee can raise observation in a real time scenario by pressing a marker button.

• All driving exposure is self analyzed by simulator against different training templates and result is prepared automatic.

 

 



 

RS-2(BOMBARDIER)Train Simulator

This simulator is also having all features of RS-1 simulator; some of the features which are different from RS-1 simulator are listed.

• It is a state- of- the- art Train Simulator with Five Degree of Freedom motion system. It is capable of providing Trainee Train Operator with almost real experience of train driving with real time provision for the simulation of Train Malfunctions and unusual incidents.

• It includes computer generated Image of all the lines in which broad gauge trains are operating i.e. Line 1, 2, 3 and 4 of approx 250 Km with five different depots.

• 250 Events and Malfunctions of RS-2 train are simulated in it, providing a facility of giving exposure to train operators almost all important events/malfunctions.

• This simulator is capable of simulating different platform scenarios including passenger entanglement in door etc.

• This simulator has observer station with sitting capacity of 15 trainees to visualize the ongoing scenario with 06 different 52” LCD monitors. Trainee can raise observation in a real time scenario by pressing a marker button.