IDENTIFICATION OF WAGON NUMBERS. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEMS TEXT AND APPENDICES
This introduction to the UIC study of Automatic Car Identification lists eight potential methods, indicates some of the benefits and drawbacks of each and then describes 19 proposed methods from Europe, U.S. and Japan involving four of these--optical reflection, acoustic reflection, electromagnetic reflection and electromagnetic induction. UIC had previously indicated general requirements for ACI systems and this reports that the optical and electromagnetic systems would be the types on which future studies would be concentrated. The optical system is seen as of low initial investment but subject to errors due to environmental conditions and needing frequent maintenance while the electromagnetic systems would have high initial cost but would require little maintenance.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1967-10
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 93 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic car identification; Data collection; Maintenance; Reliability; Technology
- Geographic Terms: Europe
- Old TRIS Terms: Question a97
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052720
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: A97/RP 1/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM