Accession Number : ADA137227

Title :   Rail Vehicle Performance Monitor for Acceleration, Velocity and Distance (Controleur d'Acceleration, de Vitesse et de Distance des Vehicules sur Rails),

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Zwarts,C M G

PDF Url : ADA137227

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A measuring technique for velocity, acceleration and distance of rail vehicles is discussed. Velocity and distance are derived directly from an optical digitally encoded sensor. A low noise differentiation method allows very small accelerations of rail vehicles to be obtained from the velocity signal. Description and design details are given of the major circuit functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance tests, *Railroad cars, *Measurement, Monitors, Acceleration, Velocity, Range(Distance), Calibration, Optical detectors, French language, Translations, Canada

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE