Signal propagation on a railway wireless condition monitoring system

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Modern railway systems are based on sophisticated condition monitoring for predictive maintenance, safety system, traffic management and other applications. The data acquisition system can be wired or wireless system. With the aim of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) we are able to reduce installation, recovery, fault diagnosing costs and times. There are lots of papers and books related to WSN, but still there is gap reliability between these researches and industrial applications. The main problem with WSN is sensitivity to environment. During train movement because of changing in surrounding environment, for example the trains pass embankments, trees, tunnels, station platforms, etc. which have a random behaviour on WSN. Most of the researches rely on the simulation results instead of practical test, and because of the variety of environment, the results can be different in compare of practical tests. To quantify the reliability of WSN in railway, we have characterised wireless channel reliability on moving train, in different environments and geographic locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Seminar Digest
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN (Print)9781849198646
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
EventIET Colloquium on Antennas, Wireless and Electromagnetics 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 May 201427 May 2014


ConferenceIET Colloquium on Antennas, Wireless and Electromagnetics 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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