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Keywords: Automated train operations, ATO, sensor platform, SP, locomotive onboard sensor platform, locomotive-borne sensor platform, autonomous, train, sensors
Keywords: Highway-rail grade crossings, Automated Vehicle, AV, autonomous vehicle, Connected Vehicle, connected automated vehicles, CAVs, Concept of Operations, ConOps, requirements, stakeholder engagement
Abstract: This report discusses automated vehicle (AV) interactions with grade crossings and proposes requirements for future AVs that would enable them to respond to crossings safely....
This report discusses automated vehicle (AV) interactions with grade crossings and proposes requirements for future AVs that would enable them to respond to crossings safely....
Keywords: Ballast behavior, discrete element modeling, DEM, Discrete Element Method, triaxial test, fouling, dynamic train loading, ballast degradation and image analysis
Abstract: An innovative integrated computational-experimental laboratory testing framework has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to evaluate clean and fouled...
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: Track geometry inspection, autonomous, unmanned, ATGMS, autonomous track geometry measurement systems, track assessment
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology has long advocated for the development and advancement of autonomous track geometry...