INVESTIGATION OF IMPROVED CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION AND AUTOMATIC STENCIL-READING SYSTEMS FOR CAR IDENTIFICATION

This report presents the results of a study performed by ARINC Research Corporation under contract to the Research and Test Department of the Association of American Railroads to investigate improved closed-circuit television (CCTV) and automatic stencil-reading systems for freight car identification. Technologies related to classification yard CCTV systems, optical character recognition and pattern recognition, and techniques for applying ownership marks and numbers were investigated. Conclusions regarding the potential value of these technologies for applications within the railroad operating environment were reported.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARINC Research Corporation

    2251 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD  United States  21401
  • Authors:
    • Pruitt, G K
    • Miller, J T
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pub-1346-01-1-1866 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM