Ex parte HUSTON et al. - Page 14

          Appeal No. 1999-0172                                                        
          Application 08/334,733                                                      

          share a common thread in that the examiner is proposing to                  
          modify each  of the primary references in view of either                    
          Mansell or Bickley.                                                         
               Rudnicki discloses a railroad missile garrison system                  
          which includes a GPS receiver 206 on each train for generating              
          train position information, a data management system 204 on                 
          each train for receiving, transmitting, and processing                      
          information received from various on board and external                     
          sources, a rail operation control system 262 that monitors                  
          train position, and a network control system 282 for digital                
          communication between the trains and the rail operation                     
          control system.                                                             

               Burns discloses a rail vehicle monitoring system which                 
          includes a radio 103, radio antenna 105, control computer 102               
          and GPS antenna/receiver 106, 107 on each train, and a base                 
          station 112 having an antenna 113, radio 114 and base control               
          computer 116.                                                               

               Welles discloses a vehicle tracking system for use with                
          freight cars, shipping containers or the like (see column 1,                

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