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Railway Security System based on Wireless Sensor Networks: State of the Art

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 96 - Number 25
Year of Publication: 2014
Kalpana Sharma
Jagdish Kumawat
Saurabh Maheshwari
Neeti Jain

Kalpana Sharma, Jagdish Kumawat, Saurabh Maheshwari and Neeti Jain. Article: Railway Security System based on Wireless Sensor Networks: State of the Art. International Journal of Computer Applications 96(25):32-35, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Kalpana Sharma and Jagdish Kumawat and Saurabh Maheshwari and Neeti Jain},
	title = {Article: Railway Security System based on Wireless Sensor Networks: State of the Art},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {96},
	number = {25},
	pages = {32-35},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


Railways are large infrastructures and are the prime mode of transportation in many countries. The railways have become a prime means of transportation owing to their capacity, speed, and reliability. Even a small improvement in performance of railways has significant economic benefits to rail industry. Thus, a proper maintenance strategy is required to govern optimization of inspection frequency and/or improvement in skill and efficiency. Accidents happening due to track breaking have been a big problem for railways for life security and timely management of services. This breakage needs to be identified in real time before a train actually comes near to the broken track and get subjected to an accident. In this paper, different kinds of rail defects inspection and maintenance methods are described and a basic algorithm is readdressed that makes use of wireless acoustic sensors for detecting cracks and breakages in the railway tracks.


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