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    Basic Information

Technology developed: TCN VCU (TP19767526694)
Category: Nil
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
RENJI V CHACKO CDAC THIRUVANANTHAPURAM PEG SCIENTIST G
Technical Application Area: Transportation
If 'Other', please specify:
Please give more details of new technical application area:
the project jointly developed by CDAC and Indian Railways for Vehicle Control Unit VCU and Train Communication Network TCN as per IEC 61375 Presently, Indian Railways manufacture 3 phase drive locomotives based on the technology transfer from ABB Switzerland. This locomotive employs a distributed architecture for control and data communication. The control hardware, software and protocols are proprietary products of ABB. However, being proprietary in nature, any basic change needed to handle the obsolescence in electronic component and software industry is not possible. Hence, it was decided by railways to standardize and develop endogenously appropriate hardware and software as per IEC 61375 open standard for all types of rail vehicles for control and data communication. Through this project, the required hardware and software for Vehicle Control Unit VCU and Train Communication Network TCN will be developed.
Organization(s):
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Pune
CHITTARANJAN LOCO WORKS, INDIAN RAILWAYS
Affiliated Ministry: MeitY, Govt. of India
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Yes
Does the technology have export potential? Yes
Category of Technology developed: Import Substitution
Stage of Development: Commercialized
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
TRL 9 DEPLOYED IN MORE THAN 630 LOCOS.

    Abstract:

Applications: Presently, Indian Railways manufacture 3phase drive locomotives based on the technology transfer from ABB Switzerland. This locomotive employs a distributed architecture for control and data communication. The control hardware, software and protocols are proprietary products of ABB. However, being proprietary in nature, any basic change needed to handle the obsolescence in electronic component and software industry is not possible. Hence, it was decided by railways to standardize and develop indigenously appropriate hardware and software as per IEC 61375 open standard for all types of rail vehicles for control and data communication. Through this project, the required hardware and software for Vehicle Control Unit VCU and Train Communication Network TCN will be developed.
Advantages: Import subsitiution, Indigenious technology IMMEDIATE DEPLOYMENT IMPROVED RELIABILITY PRODUCTION COST REDUCTION TOT GIVEN TO 5 PARTNERS

    Technology Inputs:

Imported Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
FIBRE OPTIC MVB COUPLER CARDS 2010-11
LOCOSIMULATOR 2010-11
Imported Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Existing R&D Facilities used:
Facilities Year ITC-HS Code
PILOT PRODUCTION FACILITIES FOR PCB SOLDERING 2010-11

    R&D Investment:

R&D investment (Rs. in Lakhs):                    
Indian Source (Rs.) Foreign Source (Rs.) Year
178 0 2010-11

   Patents & Publications:

Patents:
Filed Patents (No.) Granted Patents (No.) Year
0 0 NA
Publications:
Submitted (No.) Published (No.) Year
0 1 2011-12

    Commercialization Potential:

Who are the Potential Licensees? PRIVATE ROLLING STOCK MANUFACTURERS LIKE ABB, CROMPTON GREAVES, AAL, DELTA PUBLIC SECTOR COMPANIES BHEL ETC
What commercially available products address
the same problem?
Company Product Problem Addressed
BOMBARDIAR VCU
MEDHA VCU
Would you like to develop this invention further with
corporate research support?
Yes
Would you be interested in participating in cluster based
programs for commercialization research or business
planning for your invention?
Yes
      Submitted by: Rajasree S Date of Submission: 4-8-2020



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