Fibre optic sensing system for monitoring of current collectors and overhead contact lines of railways

Kerstin Schröder, Manfred Rothhardt, Wolfgang Ecke, Uwe Richter, André Sonntag, Hartmut Bartelt
2017 Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems  
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> Fibre optic sensors are excellent tools to use for monitoring high-voltage current collectors. Because of their small cross section and electrical neutrality, they are easily integrated into the current collector strip and are well specialized for detection of high-speed load events. The conventional contact force measurement with four force sensors below the collector strips can also be simplified by using fibre optic force and acceleration sensors.</p>
doi:10.5194/jsss-6-77-2017 fatcat:flkz5b5nr5g7dhlgotsz3juh4a