Railway Transport Infrastructure Monitoring by UAVs and Satellites

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DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2019.93022    555 Downloads   1,083 Views  Citations


Improving the rail transport security requires development and implementation of neoteric monitoring and control facilities in conditions of increasing speed and intensity of the train movement and high level of terrorist threat. Use of Earth remote sensing (ERS), permitting to obtain information from large areas with a sufficiently high resolution, can provide significant assistance in solving the mentioned problems. This paper discusses the possibility of using various means of remote sensing such as satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, for receiving information in different ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum. The paper states that joint using of both these means gives new possibilities in improving railroad security.

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Ivashov, S. , Tataraidze, A. , Razevig, V. and Smirnova, E. (2019) Railway Transport Infrastructure Monitoring by UAVs and Satellites. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 9, 342-353. doi: 10.4236/jtts.2019.93022.

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