IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

andre kesteloot andre.kesteloot at
Wed Dec 2 10:09:37 CST 2009

Here are some additional details, courtesy of Karl W4KRL
André N4ICK


*Andre, *

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*Here are more details about the Land Transportation Committee meeting 
noted in your distribution of the IEEE calendar.*

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*73 Karl W4KRL*

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*The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society*


*The American Society of Mechanical Engineers*

*National Capital Area Land Transportation Committee*


Invite you to our monthly luncheon meeting.


*Tuesday December 8, 2009*


_Speaker_: Karl Berger, Vice President, DCM, Inc., Centreville, VA


_Topic:_ Light Rail Braking and Automatic Train Protection


_Place:_ American Public Transportation Association

       Conference Room - 11th Floor

       1666 K Street, NW, Washington, DC


       Red Line: Farragut North (K Street Exit)

       Orange/Blue Lines: Farragut West (17th Street Exit)


_Date/Time:_ Tuesday December 8, 2009, Lunch 11:30 am, Presentation 12:00 pm


_Lunch:_ $20.00 CASH AT THE DOOR


_Reservations:_ Karl Berger: karl.berger at 
<mailto:karl.berger at> 703-803-7917, or


              Ken Briers: ken.briers at 
<mailto:ken.briers at> 202-775-3397


              (Reservations by 4:00 PM Friday December 4)




Automatic Train Protection (ATP) serves to prevent collisions between 
Light Rail cars under worst-case conditions of operator error, equipment 
failure, and low wheel/rail adhesion. Typically, the ultimate action 
taken by ATP to avoid a collision is the application of emergency 
braking. This often results in damage to the wheels. Our speaker will 
describe an innovative approach utilizing electromagnetic track brakes 
that greatly reduces the incidence of emergency braking applications.




Karl Berger is Vice President of DCM, Inc. Transportation Consultants 
and chair of the National Capital Land Transportation Committee. His 
entire professional career has been associated with rail transit 
technology. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS 
in Electrical Engineering, he started work as a propulsion system 
engineer at Westinghouse Transportation Division in Pittsburgh. Major 
projects include upgrade of the Metroliners, commissioning of the Rio de 
Janeiro Metro, and consulting for the Long Island Rail Road, Metro North 
RR, Santa Fe RR, SEPTA, WMATA, and Tren Urbano in Puerto Rico. Karl is a 
registered professional engineer in seven states and is a licensed 
amateur radio operator.



*IEEE/ASME National Capital Land Transportation Committee*



    * We are always looking for speakers and program ideas; your
      suggestions please! 
    * Tell us of other associates to be placed on the meeting
      announcement list! Give us their names and e-mail addresses.
    * Guests are always welcome; bring an associate!
    * Feel free to send this announcement to anyone who would be interested.
    * See more about the LTC at our new website




    * January 12, 2010 Tuesday
    * February 9, 2010 Tuesday
    * March 9, 2010 Tuesday
    * April 13, 2010 Tuesday
    * May 11, 2010 Tuesday
    * June 8, 2010 Tuesday



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