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    Sensory system for obstacle detection on high-speed lines

    TítuloSensory system for obstacle detection on high-speed lines
    Tipo de publicaciónJournal Article
    Año de publicación2009
    AutoresGarcia, JJ, Ureña, J, Mazo, M, Espinosa, F, Hernández, Á, Losada-Gutiérrez, C, Jimenez, A, Marzziani, CD, Álvarez, FJ, García, E
    Idioma de publicaciónEnglish
    Revista académicaTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
    VolumenOn-line
    Páginas1-18
    Fecha de publicación11/2009
    ISSN0968090X
    JCR Impact Factor1,082
    Palabras claveRailway safety; Obstacle detection; Infrared barrier; Efficient encoding scheme; Principal Component Analysis
    Rank in category11 de 23
    JCR CategoryTransportation and Science Technology
    DOI10.1016/j.trc.2009.10.002
    Resumen

    This work presents an intelligent system which allows the detection of obstacles on railways. The sensory system is based on one barrier of infrared emitters and another of receivers, placed on opposing sides of the railway. Obstacle detection is achieved by a lack of reception in the detectors. The efficiency of the system is improved with the geometrical distribution of the sensory system and the encoding used at the emitting and receiving stages. Additionally optimal estimation techniques have been proposed to avoid false alarms, based on Kalman and H∞ filtering. Furthermore, Principal Component Analysis is applied to validate the obstacle detection, and to improve the efficiency of the system. A high reliability under adverse conditions is obtained with the barrier, it now being possible to detect the presence of obstacles, and to report on their position.