Method and Apparatus for Detecting Misaligned Railroad Tracks
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI
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A warning system for identifying a track misalignment. An RF generator and horn antenna direct energy onto a track rail that acts as a traveling wave antenna. An antenna near a potential discontinuity radiates RF energy, the amount of energy radiated being related to the amount of misalignment in the track. If radiated energy exceeds a certain threshold, a receiver energizes an alarm that announces a misalignment.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Safety Engineering