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Train Positioning Using Video Odometry

Gower, R. and Whittaker, Robert and Wykes, M. D. and Christmas, J. and Browne, P. and Van lent, J. and Gower, A. and Ghosh, S. (2014) Train Positioning Using Video Odometry. [Study Group Report]



Reliable Data Systems have developed a video-based odometry system that enables trains to measure velocities and distances travelled without the need for trackside infrastructure. The Study Group was asked to investigate ways of improving the accuracy of such a system, and to suggest any improvements that might be made. The work performed in the week followed along these strands: (a). Elimination of errors in video odometery induced by pitch and height; (b) Robust calculation of (i) the train velocity and (ii) the track curvature; (c). Accurate determination of the position of a train on a track by assimilating Curvature information; (d). Determining where on UK’s railway map a train journey takes place, based purely on video odometry and (e). Drawing a track map.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Transport and Automotive
Decision making
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 100 (Oxford, UK, Apr 7-11, 2014)
UK Study Groups > ESGI 100 (Oxford, UK, Apr 7-11, 2014)
Company Name:Reliable Data Systems
ID Code:672
Deposited By: Stuart Thomson2
Deposited On:05 Dec 2014 14:41
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:18

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