Technical Reports

Railroad Track Inspection Interface Demonstration

  • 11
  • May
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
KEYWORDS: Google Glass, Track Inspection
ABSTRACT: This project developed a track data user interface utilizing the Google Glass optical display device. The interface allows the user to recall data stored remotely and view the data on the Google Glass. The technical effort required developing a communication link between the Google Glass and a cellular telephone. Fulcrum Corp. demonstrated the interface between Google Glass and FRA’s track geometry data housed at FRA Headquarters. The laboratory demonstration used a simulated section of track with simulated data that were subjected to enhanced tolerances to create exceptions (TRL 4). Future work would involve a validation of the interface in a relevant work environment, on actual tracks with experienced track inspectors (TRL 5).
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