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Real-time Position Estimation Of Overhead Line In Railway Application

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040831

Volume

74

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

673 kb

Author(s)

M. Nitti, P.L. Mazzeo, E. Stella & A. Distante

Abstract

In this paper we describe a new method to measure the position of an overhead line in a railway application. The height and stagger of an overhead line can nowadays be measured through a stereo-vision system composed of two line scanner cameras; the existing applications, unfortunately, cause some malfunctioning. In this work we want to test a new method that increases the resolution of wire images positioned in each camera of the stereo system, so that a line scanner with low resolution can be applied. To resolve the problems of stereo matching, a time dependent matching is applied, to always make possible the choice of the correct pair of wire images, even when two or more wires are present in the environment. Keywords: position measurements, catenary monitoring, overhead line, inspection system, stere

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