Drone Inspection Platform

Concept paper submitted use of drones and sensors to inspect track conditions in yards and at switches. We propose to develop a UAV-based ALS system that achieves the following objectives:  Measurement of geo-registered 3D topographical survey data; autonomous detection of rail-transportation infrastructure, such as rail, track beds, cars, signals, etc.; Autonomous navigation and dynamic path planning for systematic and accurate data collection at a prescribed number of survey points

NURail Center
Project Category: 
Rail Transportation Program
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