Exploration of Ground Penetrating Radar for Railroad Tie Maintenance Scheduling

by Michael Heiler, CMU, Pittsburgh, United States,
Sue McNeil, CMU, Pittsburgh, United States,
Behnam Motazed, CMU, Pittsburgh, United States,

Abstract: Assessment of railroad ties for replacement is currently performed by visual inspection. This paper describes a method of automated tie assessment using ground penetrating radar (GPR) The use of this assessment data for maintenance scheduling will be touched on.

Subject Headings: Radar | Scheduling | Rail transportation | Maintenance | Inspection | Automation | Communication systems

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