Pantograph damage and wear monitoring system

Darryl Wesche (Inventor), Timothy Watkins (Inventor), Leonard G. C. Hamey (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A system for evaluating the condition of a pantograph, the system comprising: a track-side pantograph monitoring station that captures one or more images of a pantograph, while a locomotive comprising the pantograph is in normal service; a station management system that analyses one or more images captured at the monitoring site and determines the condition of the pantograph; and a user interface that controls the system and presents the results of the analysis to the user. A user may control the track-side monitoring station and station management system remotely.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP2174117
IPCG01N 21/89,B60L 5/24,B60M 1/28,G06T 1/00,G06T 7/00
Priority date6/08/07
Publication statusSubmitted - 14 Apr 2010

Bibliographical note

Related to patent WO/2009/018612: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2009018612

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