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Keywords: Corrosion, rail, rail base corrosion, coatings, corrosion testing, premature rail failure
Abstract: In March 2014, EWI was engaged by the Federal Railroad Administration to research rail treatments to prevent rail base corrosion in corrosive environments. A coating system was...
Keywords: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, UAS, international railroad, Beyond Visual Line of Sight, BVLOS, ground penetrating radar, UAS technology
Abstract: This report summarizes the current uses and issues associated with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in railroad applications, and provides the use cases employed by railroads. The...
Keywords: stress in rail; ultrasonic transducers; ultrasound scattering; theoretical model of the scattering process; prototype devices for stress estimations in rail; laboratory and field tests
Abstract: In this report, research was conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pertaining to the use of ultrasound scattering from polycrystalline grains to estimate and monitor...
Keywords: CTILWEB, Heads-Up Display, situation awareness, engineer, locomotive, hybrid Cognitive Task Analysis, information requirements, head/body tracking
Abstract: This research project designed a locomotive Heads-Up Display (HUD), a secondary display that helps the operator locate possible hazards in the surrounding environment while...
This research project designed a locomotive Heads-Up Display (HUD), a secondary display that helps the operator locate possible hazards in the surrounding environment while...
Evaluation of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System Research and Development Program
Keywords: Evaluation, program review, needs assessment, funding, decision making
Abstract: This report evaluates the Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGMS). It examines: 1) the extent of ATGMS usage, 2) what railroads think of ATGMS, 3) why ATGMS is not...