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A Vision Based System For Pantograph And Catenary Monitoring

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000921

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,384 kb

Author(s)

A. Distante, E. Mingozzi, O. Piccinno, G. Puliatti & E. Stella

Abstract

A vision based system for pantograph and catenary monitoring A. Distante^, E. Mingozzi^, O. Piccinno*, G. Puliatti* & E. Stella* *Dept. Oflnformatic Engineering, Lecce University, Italy ^ U.T.M.R., Ferrovie dello S.p.a., Florence, Italy * Istituto Elaborazione Segnali ed Immagini - C.N.R., Bari, Italy Abstract The development of faster and faster trains in railway transportation has highlighted the inadequacy of traditional maintenance strategies. New trolleys equipped with innovative measuring systems have been employed for monitoring electrical traction lines (catenaries). The main advantage of using this system is twofold: a) the diagnose can be performed with a low level of breaking in railways traffic; b) the monitoring can be performed at the same speed of ordinary locomotives in order to point out the stress suffered by mechanical components of the train and the railroad structure. In this paper, a vision based system for monitoring of the catenary staggering is proposed

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