Detecting and Mitigating Low-Level DC Leakage and Fault Currents in Transit Systems

The objectives of this research are to develop (a) one or more prototype methods, tools, or techniques for detecting/monitoring low-level DC leakage and fault currents (i.e., magnitude of current and location of fault) in electrified transit systems and (b) a guide to detecting and mitigating low-level DC leakage and fault currents in transit systems. Electrical faults of interest include, but are not limited to, those originating from subsurface conductors as well as third rail and overhead contact systems.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project D-17

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Akron

  • Principal Investigators:

    Sozer, Yilmaz

  • Start Date: 20141024
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170930

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712954
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project D-17
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2019 8:58AM