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Sensors 2017, 17(12), 2955; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17122955

Anti-Runaway Prevention System with Wireless Sensors for Intelligent Track Skates at Railway Stations

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National United Engineering Laboratory of Integrated and Intelligent Transportation, Chengdu 610031, China
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Railway Research Center, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
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Cloud-Guizhou Big Data Science Application Research Center, Guiyang 550081, Guizhou, China
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Department of Industrial and Enterprise System Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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Received: 24 November 2017 / Revised: 7 December 2017 / Accepted: 14 December 2017 / Published: 19 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Transportation)
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Abstract

Anti-runaway prevention of rolling stocks at a railway station is essential in railway safety management. The traditional track skates for anti-runaway prevention of rolling stocks have some disadvantages since they are operated and monitored completely manually. This paper describes an anti-runaway prevention system (ARPS) based on intelligent track skates equipped with sensors and real-time monitoring and management system. This system, which has been updated from the traditional track skates, comprises four parts: intelligent track skates, a signal reader, a database station, and a monitoring system. This system can monitor the real-time situation of track skates without changing their workflow for anti-runaway prevention, and thus realize the integration of anti-runaway prevention information management. This system was successfully tested and practiced at Sunjia station in Harbin Railway Bureau in 2014, and the results confirmed that the system showed 100% accuracy in reflecting the usage status of the track skates. The system could meet practical demands, as it is highly reliable and supports long-distance communication. View Full-Text
Keywords: anti-runaway prevention; intelligent track skates; detecting and communicating sensor; wireless communication technology; real-time monitoring and management system anti-runaway prevention; intelligent track skates; detecting and communicating sensor; wireless communication technology; real-time monitoring and management system
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Jiang, C.; Xu, Y.; Wen, C.; Chen, D. Anti-Runaway Prevention System with Wireless Sensors for Intelligent Track Skates at Railway Stations. Sensors 2017, 17, 2955.

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