Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing technology has a number of rail applications, however to date the promising algorithms developed, including train tracking, and trespass detection, have not been adopted and little ground truth data exists to validate their effectiveness. Thales have developed a trial with consortium of partners to use FOAS, Internet of Things Sensors & Smart CCTV technologies to collect ground truth data alongside FOAS data, and undertake the development of analysis and data fusion algorithms to accelerate the development of a combined solution. The work with Network Rail will also determine the best combination of sensors to improve rail operations, and will explore the next steps to implement the technology in industry. This paper summarises the trial by Thales and its partners, under the FOAS, IOT & Smart CCTV project, and highlights the findings to date and future work.
- Ehemaliges Research Field - New Sensor Technologies