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Title:An Intelligent Transportation Systems Approach to Railroad Infrastructure Performance Evaluation
Principal Investigators:Pan Lu and Raj Bridgelall
University:North Dakota State University
Project #:MPC-505
RiP #:01601173
Keywords:fatalities, inspection, maintenance of way, nondestructive tests, railroad crashes, railroad tracks, rolling stock, sensors


The primary goal of this study is to research, develop, and evaluate an automated symptom screening system for railroad tracks and equipment. The system will locate and characterize the type and severity of possible defects by analyzing the inertial dynamics of rolling stock. The team will include at least one student who will learn and practice the required signal processing, data processing, modeling, and signal classification techniques. The research output will feed into the development of new curricula in multimodal intelligent transportation systems for Transportation and Logistics (TL) program.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050