IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF OFF-TRACK TRAIN DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR GRADE CROSSING APPLICATIONS
The study focused on a detailed investigation of all potential train detection techniques which do not use the track. Both point sensing and continuous sensing system approaches were analyzed. It was found that the transmission line sensor and magnetic point sensor offer the greatest likelihood of yielding a practical off-track detection system. A comprehensive system analysis and evaluation of these concepts is made. The study included a limited field test of the transmission line concept, which was then selected as the most promising for follow-on development.
Gard, Incorporated7449 North Natchez Avenue
Niles, IL USA 60648
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Nylund, E E
- Holtermann, P C
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 117 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic train location; Detectors; Electromagnetism; Fail safe systems; Grade crossing protection systems; Magnetic properties; Proximity detectors; Railroad trains; Reliability; Sensors; Track circuits; Waveguides
- Old TRIS Terms: Electromagnetic waveguides; Grade crossing protection; Magnetization; Presence detectors; Wheel detectors
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00319053
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/32 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1448
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM