An Automated System for Rail Transit Infrastructure Inspection

This project applies commercial remote sensing and spatial information (CRS&SI) technologies to the public transportation focus area of the Research and Innovative Technology (RITA CRS&SI) program. It integrates Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), laser, Geographic Information Sysems (GIS), and Gllobal Posiitioning Systems (GPS), to automatically collect and georeference surface and/or subsurface data for rail, concrete ties, fastening systems, and ballast. A WebGIS-based decision support system will be developed to help rail transit employees with no GPR and laser background to utilize the collected data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Advanced Research, Commercial Remote Sensing


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Singh, Caesar

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  USA  01854
  • Principal Investigators:

    Xie, Yuanchang

  • Start Date: 20120815
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140814
  • Source Data: RiP Project 32541

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494661
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Contract Numbers: RITARS-12-H-UML
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2013 1:00AM