Railroad Track Inspection Interface Demonstration

This project developed a track data user interface utilizing the Google Glass optical display device. The interface allows the user to recall data stored remotely and view the data on the Google Glass. The technical effort required developing a communication link between the Google Glass and a cellular telephone. Fulcrum Corp. demonstrated the interface between Google Glass and the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA’s) track geometry data housed at FRA Headquarters. The laboratory demonstration used a simulated section of track with simulated data that were subjected to enhanced tolerances to create exceptions (TRL 4). Future work would involve a validation of the interface in a relevant work environment, on actual tracks with experienced track inspectors (TRL 5).

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Fulcrom Corporation

    Arlington, VA  United States 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Railroad Policy and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kohli, Vijay
    • Hudock, David
  • Publication Date: 2016-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 22p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/ORD-15/43
  • Contract Numbers: DTFR53-14-C-00020
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 18 2016 12:06PM