Real Time Track and Vehicle Health Monitoring through Rail-mounted Load Quantification Smart Sensors

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will partner with four transit agencies to install and demonstrate smart sensing technology that is deployable on any rail transit mode. The project will primarily focuses on the final development and deployment of very small (2-3 inch) rail-mounted smart sensing modules that provide real-time information on both vehicle health and the loading conditions placed on the track structures. The proposed smart sensors technology are cost effective and can be more widely deployed to develop further predictive analytics of the overall fleet monitoring and health of track structures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157413


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Transit Adminstration

    Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Terrell

  • Start Date: 20210513
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Real-Time Transit Infrastructure & Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01869534
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2023 1:53PM