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,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure: Planning and Management


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 | Rail transportation | Maintenance | Scheduling | Automation | Communication systems | Computer software | Inspection

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