Research Results

WISESight™: A Multispectral Smart Video-Track Intrusion Monitor

  • 12
  • May
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
REPORT NUMBER: RR 15-11
KEYWORDS: WISESight; Multispectral Smart Video-Track Intrusion Monitor; Smart video; grade crossing; infrared; multispectral; object tracking; safety
ABSTRACT: International Electronic Machines Corporation (IEM) developed, tested, and validated a unique smart video-based intrusion monitoring system for use at highway-rail grade crossings. The system used both thermal infrared (IR) and visible/near-infrared (NIR) imaging to detect, identify, and evaluate potential obstacles such as cars and people while ignoring inconsequential objects such as blowing paper, shadows, and smaller animals.
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