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Wireless Sensor Networks for Condition Monitoring in the Railway Industry: A Survey

Victoria J. Hodge, Simon O'Keefe, Michael Weeks, Anthony Moulds
2015 IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems (Print)  
This has led to a rapid expansion in condition monitoring of systems, structures, vehicles, and machinery using sensors.  ...  Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be used for monitoring the railway infrastructure such as bridges, rail tracks, track beds, and track equipment along with vehicle health monitoring such as chassis,  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the reviewers for their helpful suggestions, which improved the quality of this review.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tits.2014.2366512 fatcat:ajo6o4ue3nhtnpcegi6xbx6cne

CEEDS: A Cost Effective Event Detection System for Energy Efficient Railway Bridge Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Network

Soumendu Kumar Ghosh, Suman Maroju, Raja Datta, Prabir Kumar Biswas
2016 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments  
Railway Bridge Health Monitoring (RHM) is of prime importance as damages in bridges can lead to huge casualties.  ...  The real time exponential moving average of the vibration signal of a sensor placed on the railway track is computed by our algorithm and the arrival of the train is detected if consecutive series of samples  ...  We will refer to this process as event detection. Our intended field of application is long term railway bridge health monitoring using WSN [13] .  ... 
doi:10.4108/eai.18-5-2016.151251 fatcat:j3b7a3edgvc5tdrmbe7tgt3qem

State-of-the-Art Review of Railway Track Resilience Monitoring

Chayut Ngamkhanong, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Bruno Costa
2018 Infrastructures  
The authors are sincerely grateful to the European Commission for the financial sponsorship of the H2020-RISE Project No. 691135 "RISEN: Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering Network", which enables  ...  Acknowledgments: The first author gratefully appreciates the School of Engineering and Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education for his Ph.D. scholarship.  ...  Besides providing real time monitoring and alert for preventing damage and failure [14] , this technique can improve the decision making process in maintenance based on failure prediction rather than  ... 
doi:10.3390/infrastructures3010003 fatcat:27ehuljglnbf5pffgo7g4hafma

Reduction of power consumption in sensor network applications using machine learning techniques

G.M. Shafiullah, Adam Thompson, Peter J. Wolfs, Shawkat Ali
2008 TENCON 2008 - 2008 IEEE Region 10 Conference  
In an existing system, four sensor nodes were placed in each railway wagon to collect data to develop a monitoring system for railways.  ...  In this system, three sensor nodes were placed in each wagon to collect the same data using popular regression algorithms, which reduces power consumption of the system.  ...  [14] , introduces a new approach to reduce the occurrence rate of accidents and improve the efficiency of railroad maintenance activities by developing a system based on WSN.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tencon.2008.4766574 fatcat:uwjtubjxsjhjdedejs5xtj3yru

Design and Validation of a Low-Cost Structural Health Monitoring System for Dynamic Characterization of Structures

David Caballero-Russi, Albert R. Ortiz, Andrés Guzmán, Carlos Canchila
2022 Applied Sciences  
A set of small- and full-scale experimental tests were conducted to validate the WSN system using a wired traditional SHM system.  ...  This research presents the design, implementation, and validation of a low-cost SHM system composed of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and a base station in order to identify dynamic properties from the  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Universidad del Norte for providing the National Instrument data acquisition system and PCB Piezotronics accelerometers for the instrumentation of large-scale  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12062807 fatcat:nc7perlw5ref5fvoqouv3nb6l4

Sensor4PRI: A Sensor Platform for the Protection of Railway Infrastructures

Eduardo Cañete, Jaime Chen, Manuel Díaz, Luis Llopis, Bartolomé Rubio
2015 Sensors  
The overall aim of the system is to deploy a permanent economically viable monitoring system to improve the safety of railway infrastructures.  ...  The base station uses trains as data mules to upload the information to the internet.  ...  based on Wireless Technologies") and TIN2011-23795 ("WiCMaS: Wireless based Critical Information Management Systems").  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150304996 pmid:25734648 pmcid:PMC4435182 fatcat:2sjo3tz5ijgmvmzwd3xwe5776u

Design and Development of an Automatic Level Crossing Monitoring System Using Wireless Sensor Network in West Central Railway Zone

Alka DUBEY, Ashish VERMA
2010 Sensors & Transducers  
Indian railway is the largest rail network of Asia. There were 21,792 unmanned and 16,549 manned level crossings on Indian Railway System.  ...  For reducing the rate of accidents due to level crossing a wireless sensor network is developed which monitor these manned and unmanned level crossing and automatic operate the gate with horn.  ...  This paper is a modified version of paper Automatic Level Crossing Monitoring Using WSN In WCR Zone, Proceedings Of The Second International Conference On RF And Signal Processing Systems, PP 304-308 (  ... 
doaj:9fc8cac79fc645f097b71cabc742e3f9 fatcat:ngo3x55msnetvoln76ifzbc42a

Wireless Sensor Networks: Toward Smarter Railway Stations

Hamad Alawad, Sakdirat Kaewunruen
2018 Infrastructures  
This paper presents a review of WSNs that have been designed for uses in monitoring and securing railway stations.  ...  In this review, several wireless sensor networks (WSNs) applications are proposed for use in railway station systems, including advanced WSNs, which will enhance security, safety, and decision-making processes  ...  The authors are also wishes to thank to the European Commission for the financial sponsorship of the H2020-RISE Project No. 691135 "RISEN: Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering Network", which enables  ... 
doi:10.3390/infrastructures3030024 fatcat:akj6nzbksjho7cuhfs3pxfq57m

Using Wireless Sensor Networks and Trains as Data Mules to Monitor Slab Track Infrastructures

Eduardo Cañete, Jaime Chen, Manuel Díaz, Luis Llopis, Ana Reyna, Bartolomé Rubio
2015 Sensors  
In this paper we propose a monitoring system for slab track systems that measures vibrations and displacements in the track.  ...  Recently, slab track systems have arisen as a safer and more sustainable option for high speed railway infrastructures, compared to traditional ballasted tracks.  ...  based on Wireless Technologies") and TIN2014-52034-R ("An MDE Framework for the Design and Integration of Critical Infrastructure Management Systems").  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150715101 pmid:26131668 pmcid:PMC4541823 fatcat:owjm2qebanhj7polry352yyhgq

Recent Developments on Wireless Sensor Networks Technology for Bridge Health Monitoring

Guang-Dong Zhou, Ting-Hua Yi
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
Then, the state of the art in WSNs-based bridge health monitoring systems is reviewed including wireless sensor, network topology, data processing technology, power management, and time synchronization  ...  Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) that have the benefits of reducing implementation costs of SHM systems as well as improving data processing efficiency become an attractive alternative to traditional tethered  ...  Real-time clock (RTC) chips were used to ensure accurate monitoring times, with the Analog Devices AD7708 model for the ADC chip and an Atmel 128L for MCU.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/947867 fatcat:dslqsxvz3be3pkdbqfch7bwffu

Internet of Things in Animal Healthcare (IoTAH): Review of Recent Advancements in Architecture, Sensing Technologies and Real-Time Monitoring

G. S. Karthick, M. Sridhar, P. B. Pankajavalli
2020 SN Computer Science  
In recent days, the Internet of Things (IoT) used to connect many devices and communicate with each other, which created a greater impact on animal healthcare systems.  ...  The outcomes of this survey are expected to improve the future research and development of animal welfare systems.  ...  Human-Animal Cohabitation The WSN system with passive nodes and infrasonic sounds is used to prevent elephants from crossing railways [113] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42979-020-00310-z fatcat:23gsxdakbfhqbmckvqr435m2pq

Towards the Internet of Smart Trains: A Review on Industrial IoT-Connected Railways

2017 Sensors  
Then, it is analyzed the latest research on predictive maintenance, smart infrastructure, advanced monitoring of assets, video surveillance systems, railway operations, Passenger and Freight Information  ...  over time.  ...  Then, such a BS makes use of the next trains as data mules to upload the information. Another real-time WSN-based railway SHM system is presented in [10] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17061457 pmid:28635672 pmcid:PMC5492363 fatcat:okyqqvhtqbc5vgjafqgpt6p7ba

RAISE: RAIlway Infrastructure Health Monitoring Using Wireless SEnsor Networks [chapter]

Jaime Chen, Manuel Díaz, Bartolomé Rubio, José M. Troya
2013 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
In this paper we present the details of an application that makes use of WSNs to monitor railway infrastructures.  ...  The base station uses the next train(s) as a data mule to upload the information. The information is then processed on the train which does not have the limitations of a sensor node.  ...  This work was supported by the Spanish Project TIN2011-23795 WiCMaS:Wireless based Critical Information Management Systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04166-7_10 fatcat:ay44qgjimbfbhng3crarfw4tkq

Condition Monitoring of Rail Transport Systems: A Bibliometric Performance Analysis and Systematic Literature Review

Mariusz Kostrzewski, Rafał Melnik
2021 Sensors  
The aim of this paper is to provide an essential overview of the academic research on the condition monitoring of rail transport systems.  ...  and techniques focused on the mutual use of automation, data processing, and exchange.  ...  Acknowledgments: To those who matter. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21144710 fatcat:3hujhcle5fc3ppi3by3hcsiwou

Infrastructure sensing

Kenichi Soga, Jennifer Schooling
2016 Interface Focus  
Advances in sensor systems offer intriguing possibilities to radically alter methods of condition assessment and monitoring of infrastructure.  ...  One contribution of 8 to a theme issue 'Sensors in technology and nature'.  ...  They use an artificial intelligence algorithm to perform on-board calculations to derive acceleration, inclination and displacement in real time without human intervention.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsfs.2016.0023 pmid:27499845 pmcid:PMC4918836 fatcat:3selfr6t5rfjzfkxml7rn4rc3i
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