The concept of operations for NYCT systems is changing as a result of Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC), and Solid State Interlocking (SSI) deployment. Train dispatchers are dealing with a higher degree of automation with ATS systems; and similarly, train operators are adjusting to a split between automated and manual processes with CBTC systems. The emerging CBTC and SSI systems are becoming Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and digital-control based. While CBTC is increasing the overall safety of the signaling system, it is also increasing system complexity, especially from an analysis point of view. These issues are addressed at NYCT by the implementation of DoDAF, which the U.S. Department of Defense Architecture Framework, an Enterprise Architecture.
This paper discusses VSI’s application of DoDAF with a focus on the safety certification mission. It begins with an overview of DoDAF, followed by a description of Views and Product-models, the building blocks of DoDAF. Each section presents a high-level description of each View, along with exemplary Product-model descriptions, 1 or 2 per View. In addition, two system capability requirements, Safe Train Separation and Control Speed to Restriction Limits, are examined and mapped throughout the model.