Technical Reports

Rail Integrity Alert System (RIAS) Feature Discrimination

  • 09
  • Aug
  • 2016
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-33
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/ORD/FRA-16/33
KEYWORDS: Broken rail, locomotive, inductive coils, probability of detection, probability of false alarm, support vector machine, receiver operating characteristics
ABSTRACT: This report describes GE Global Research’s research, in partnership with GE Transportation, into developing and deploying algorithms for a locomotive-based inductive sensing system that has a very high probability of detecting broken rails with very few false-positives. These algorithms are described in detail in this report and their performance has been characterized by performing extensive field-testing on the data collected from a previously developed Rail Integrity Alert System (RIAS).

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