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AXIS: An Automated, Drone-Based, Grade Crossing Inspection System

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 20-18
Subject Grade Crossing Technology, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
VisioStack, RailLinks, grade crossing, photogrammetry, risk-profile, autonomous, machine learning, clustered-computing
AXIS-A.pdf (798.04 KB)

FRA has engaged in several initiatives to help improve the safety of highway-rail crossings. To that end, FRA recently funded research through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to encourage development of a drone-based inspection system for highway-rail grade crossings.

Last updated: Wednesday, October 7, 2020