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Velocity and Location Information from Onboard Vibration Measurements of Rail Vehicles

Heirich, Oliver and Steingass, Alexander and Lehner, Andreas and Strang, Thomas (2013) Velocity and Location Information from Onboard Vibration Measurements of Rail Vehicles. In: 2013 16th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION). IEEE. 2013 16th International Conference on Information Fusion - (FUSION 2013), 09.-12. Jul. 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Vehicles in motion are exposed to mechanical vibrations, resulting from various sources, such as the engine, transmission, wheels, the track and many more. Vibrations in vehicles are often undesired, but these vibrations contain navigation and vehicle information. In addition to state-of-the art techniques for the computation of spatial vehicle movements from inertial measurements, the vibration measurements can also be used explicitly for navigation with appropriate methodologies. This study focuses on vibrations in a diesel engined passenger train, measured by a vertical, translative acceleration sensor. The major vibration sources of a train in motion are identified in an analysis and characterized by speed dependency or dependency. We present procedures to separate and filter these vibrations in combination with a simple model of the vehicle. This paper presents new methods to infer vehicle speed and the wheel diameter measurements for a wheel diagnostic monitoring while in movement. Furthermore a rail vehicle localization is achieved based exclusively on vibrations measured by one accelerometer and a correlation technique. We show localization results by the location dependent vibrations and discuss an integration in a multi sensor localization approach as well as the advantages and drawbacks of vibration based navigation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/82327/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Velocity and Location Information from Onboard Vibration Measurements of Rail Vehicles
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Heirich, Oliveroliver.heirich (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5191-5997
Steingass, Alexanderalexander.steingass (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, AndreasAndreas.Lehner (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0141-2747
Strang, Thomasthomas.strang (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:9 July 2013
Journal or Publication Title:2013 16th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:Train localization, railway localization, vibration, speed measurement, position measurement, railway navigation
Event Title:2013 16th International Conference on Information Fusion - (FUSION 2013)
Event Location:Istanbul, Turkey
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-12. Jul. 2013
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Projekt Railway Collision Avoidance System (old), V - Railway Collision Avoidance System (old), V - RCAS (old), V - Projekt Next Generation Railway System (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Heirich, Oliver
Deposited On:17 Jul 2013 08:44
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:40

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