Do you know, with 140,000 route miles, the freight rail network in the United States is widely considered the largest, safest, and most cost-efficient freight system in the world. It is necessary to monitor the rail corridors frequently to maintain safe operating conditions.
Our research group is using cutting-edge sensors to monitor the rail corridors. Dr. Surya Sarat Chandra C used Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for conducting safety assessments of rail corridors located in remote areas. If you are interested in the research, check out our recently published article:
Congress, S. S. C., & Puppala, A. J. (2021). Geotechnical Slope Stability and Rockfall Debris Related Safety Assessments of Rock Cuts Adjacent to a Rail Track Using Aerial Photogrammetry Data Analysis. Transportation Geotechnics, 100595. https://lnkd.in/eCrwWed