Unlike typical rail systems with wheels on steel rails, the MAGLEV (magnetic levitation) technology enables a smooth travel by a train vehicle hovering over a solid guideway. Due to its unique levitation concept it has no abrasion and enables highest train speeds of 400 to 500 km/h to shorten even long distance trips. Its automatic train operation without an onboard train driver requires a constant communication link between the trains and a central operation control (OCC).
TELEFUNKEN has supplied a capable microwave radio communication system that connects all central management and control devices with the trains (multiple service data links). The following information will illustrate the system concept of this radio system.