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An integrated system for on line inspection of railway tracks

Objective



The objective of this project is the development of a high performance embedded system for the detection of rail profile, in order to check the wear and deformation of railroad tracks. Detection of the profile will be carried out with optoelectronic, non intrusive technology, using the principle of optic triangulation through laser beam and high resolution camera. The proposed system will be installed on conventional train carriages and will be able to detect the profile of either flange rails used in railway transport and in underground systems or grooved rail used in tram transport. The use of such a system would allow the railway transport companies to analyse accurately the state of track and thus to plan the activities of maintenance. Expected benefits will be: Increase of transport safety Decrease in maintenance costs Reduction in acoustic pollution

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

TECNOGAMMA SPA
Address
Vicolo Ongarie 13
31050 Badoere Di Morgano
Italy

Participants (8)

AZIENDA TRASPORTI MILANESI
Italy
Address
Foro Bonaparte 61
Milano
FERRO CARRIL METROPOLIA DE BARCELONAS .A. TRANSPORTS DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Calle 60 N21-23 Sector A Pol. Ind. Zona Franca
08040 Barcelona
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Nelrow sa.
France
Address
Rue Lavoisier Zi. St Agathe
57192 Florange
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Padova Ricerche Scpa
Italy
Address
Galleria Spagna, 28
35127 Padova
RAIND SRL
Italy
Address
Via Ricci 17
47030 Borghi
VITRONIC Dr Ing Stein Bilverarbeitungssysteme Gmbh
Germany
Address
14 A,hasengartenstrasse 14 A
65189 Wiesbaden