SRS SafeRailSystem

  • Product Description
  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Software

SafeRailSystem is a non-destructive solution for inspecting railway ballast. It autonomously inspects railway ballast for renewal and maintenance. This high-speed radar system (more than 300km/h) is made of three or four antennas, easily mountable on any rail carriage or locomotive, with data logger and visualization system, doppler radar position encoder and a video camera for synchronisation to radar data.

The SRS continuously maps ballast quality and thickness, locates areas with poor/insufficient  bearing capacity, differentiates between clean and foul ballast and helps in detection of drainage problems. It not only reduces the cost of under track investigation, maintenance and renewal of ballasts, but also brings about improvement in the quality of maintenance

The user-friendly post-processing software interprets radar data easily and efficiently. This software includes advanced automatic  pattern recognition ; algorithms which assist the evaluation of ballast status and includes an automatic function for layer interface detection. The SRS  data analyzer and reporting module is integrated in the data processing module  with functionalities such as layer stratification and interpretation view of each profile, layer,  report of layer statistical results for each profile in a  text file and then the data view can be saved as an image view. Features include:

  • Continuous mapping of ballast thickness
  •  Location of areas with poor bearing capacity (e.g. ballast pockets)
  •  Differentiation between clean and fouled ballast
  •  Detection of drainage problems

IDS innovative use of its SafeRailSystem means a reduction in the current cost of under track investigation, maintenance and renewal of ballasts, an improvement in the specification of maintenance, so less reworking, a reliable calculation of investments and an improvement of maintenance quality.

Technical Specifications :
Radar Acquisition Unit DAD SRS PLUS, with interleaved multiplexing 1800 scans/sec
Number Of Collected Profiles Up to 4
Antenna Frequency Typical configuration : 400 MHz
Different frequency upon request
Collection Speed > 190 Km/h (4 profiles simultaneously)
Maximum Scan Length Unlimited collected profile length, no need to stop the train
Power Supply 10-15 Volts
Video Camera Synchronized radar and video data
Environmental IP65
Software Specifications :
Radar Processing Software SRS DPA including:
SRS DP (Data Processor)
SRS DA (Data Analyzer and Reporting)
• Elemination of disturbances due to the sleepers
• Automatic data processing according to a predefined macro
• Management of GPS data and video frames
• Automatic detection of layer interfaces
• Automatic calibration of radar propagation velocity with core data
• Insertion of assets along the track (e.g. switches, crossings, etc)
• Assists the operator in evaluating track characteristics:
- Ballast fouling
- Ballast bed moisture
- Moisture distribution within the ballast
- Evenness of track bed basis
Output Data Immediate visualization of ballast characteristics along the track:
- Stratigraphy
- Ballast fouling levels
- Ballast moisture levels
- Undulation levels
- Position of assets
- Core samples
- Video data
  • High speed: The SRS ground penetrating radar for ballast inspection can reach more than 300 km/h with 12cm scanning steps.

  • Dedicated post processing platform: Dedicated post processing software will guide the user through the interpretation of the data and detection of subsurface layers in a semi-automatic way.

  • Video camera and GPS: The SRS solution can be integrated with a video camera, GPS and a Doppler radar encoder in order to provide the exact location of a scan and save time in post processing.

SafeRailSystem includes a dedicated post-processing software suite for easy and efficient interpretation of SRS data in order to extract the following characteristics of the railway track

  • Continuous mapping of ballast thickness
  • Location of areas with insufficient bearing capacity (e.g. ballast pockets)
  • Differentiation between clean and fouled ballast
  • Detection of sections with drainage problems

 

This software includes advanced automatic "pattern recognition" algorithms which assist the evaluation of ballast status and includes an automatic function for layer interface detection.
The operator can simultaneously view up to 4 parallel radar maps and can view these sections with automatic scrolling. All radar data can be selected in a rapid and efficient way and the user can introduce and analyze drilling information.

 

 

 

SRS-DPA Data Analyzer and Reporting

 

 

The data analyzer and reporting module is integrated in the data processing module and has the following functionalities

  • Layer stratification view for each profile
  • Layer interpretation view for each profile
  • Layer cross-section view
  • Report of layer statistical results for each profile can be output in a text file
  • Data view can be saved as an image file (BMP or JPG format file)
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SRS SafeRailSystem
  • Product Description
  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Software

SafeRailSystem is a non-destructive solution for inspecting railway ballast. It autonomously inspects railway ballast for renewal and maintenance. This high-speed radar system (more than 300km/h) is made of three or four antennas, easily mountable on any rail carriage or locomotive, with data logger and visualization system, doppler radar position encoder and a video camera for synchronisation to radar data.

The SRS continuously maps ballast quality and thickness, locates areas with poor/insufficient  bearing capacity, differentiates between clean and foul ballast and helps in detection of drainage problems. It not only reduces the cost of under track investigation, maintenance and renewal of ballasts, but also brings about improvement in the quality of maintenance

The user-friendly post-processing software interprets radar data easily and efficiently. This software includes advanced automatic  pattern recognition ; algorithms which assist the evaluation of ballast status and includes an automatic function for layer interface detection. The SRS  data analyzer and reporting module is integrated in the data processing module  with functionalities such as layer stratification and interpretation view of each profile, layer,  report of layer statistical results for each profile in a  text file and then the data view can be saved as an image view. Features include:

  • Continuous mapping of ballast thickness
  •  Location of areas with poor bearing capacity (e.g. ballast pockets)
  •  Differentiation between clean and fouled ballast
  •  Detection of drainage problems

IDS innovative use of its SafeRailSystem means a reduction in the current cost of under track investigation, maintenance and renewal of ballasts, an improvement in the specification of maintenance, so less reworking, a reliable calculation of investments and an improvement of maintenance quality.

Technical Specifications :
Radar Acquisition Unit DAD SRS PLUS, with interleaved multiplexing 1800 scans/sec
Number Of Collected Profiles Up to 4
Antenna Frequency Typical configuration : 400 MHz
Different frequency upon request
Collection Speed > 190 Km/h (4 profiles simultaneously)
Maximum Scan Length Unlimited collected profile length, no need to stop the train
Power Supply 10-15 Volts
Video Camera Synchronized radar and video data
Environmental IP65
Software Specifications :
Radar Processing Software SRS DPA including:
SRS DP (Data Processor)
SRS DA (Data Analyzer and Reporting)
• Elemination of disturbances due to the sleepers
• Automatic data processing according to a predefined macro
• Management of GPS data and video frames
• Automatic detection of layer interfaces
• Automatic calibration of radar propagation velocity with core data
• Insertion of assets along the track (e.g. switches, crossings, etc)
• Assists the operator in evaluating track characteristics:
- Ballast fouling
- Ballast bed moisture
- Moisture distribution within the ballast
- Evenness of track bed basis
Output Data Immediate visualization of ballast characteristics along the track:
- Stratigraphy
- Ballast fouling levels
- Ballast moisture levels
- Undulation levels
- Position of assets
- Core samples
- Video data
  • High speed: The SRS ground penetrating radar for ballast inspection can reach more than 300 km/h with 12cm scanning steps.

  • Dedicated post processing platform: Dedicated post processing software will guide the user through the interpretation of the data and detection of subsurface layers in a semi-automatic way.

  • Video camera and GPS: The SRS solution can be integrated with a video camera, GPS and a Doppler radar encoder in order to provide the exact location of a scan and save time in post processing.

SafeRailSystem includes a dedicated post-processing software suite for easy and efficient interpretation of SRS data in order to extract the following characteristics of the railway track

  • Continuous mapping of ballast thickness
  • Location of areas with insufficient bearing capacity (e.g. ballast pockets)
  • Differentiation between clean and fouled ballast
  • Detection of sections with drainage problems

 

This software includes advanced automatic "pattern recognition" algorithms which assist the evaluation of ballast status and includes an automatic function for layer interface detection.
The operator can simultaneously view up to 4 parallel radar maps and can view these sections with automatic scrolling. All radar data can be selected in a rapid and efficient way and the user can introduce and analyze drilling information.

 

 

 

SRS-DPA Data Analyzer and Reporting

 

 

The data analyzer and reporting module is integrated in the data processing module and has the following functionalities

  • Layer stratification view for each profile
  • Layer interpretation view for each profile
  • Layer cross-section view
  • Report of layer statistical results for each profile can be output in a text file
  • Data view can be saved as an image file (BMP or JPG format file)
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