RAILROAD SURVEYING: INSTANT DATA

Inertial survey system, an advanced technology applied initially for conventional geodetic measurements, is now being used for developing railway engineering data. Mounted in a hi-rail vehicle, the inertial system involves an accelerometer coupled with a time measuring system to produce distance measures than can be converted in coordinate points. Track geometry and location of wayside structures can also be determined, the latter with a laser measuring device. Surveys on Chicago and North Western and in the Northeast Corridor are described. Inertial surveying can be done up to 20 times faster than conventional methods.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1979-6-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26
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  • Accession Number: 00195683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM