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Self-Powered Wireless Brake Force Measurement

Self-Powered Wireless Brake Force Measurement

FEATURES:

  • Self-powered using piezoelectric technology
  • Continuous brake force monitoring
  • Wireless communication

GOALS:

  • Provide persistent measurement of train brake force
  • Render cost savings through preventative maintenance, liability reduction, brake application optimization and avoidance of run flat wheels
  • Improve safety for passengers and workers by knowing that brakes are set or released.

For more information please contact: 

Monique.Stewart@dot.gov - 202-493-6358
John.Punwani@dot.gov - 202-493-6369

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  • Federal Railroad Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20590
  • Regional Offices