Train speed measurement and prediction using video and radar detector data

Yifeng Chen, Laurence R. Rilett

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Abstract

A key component to optimizing traffic signals along a corridor with multiple intersections located near highway-rail grade crossings (HRGCs) is an accurate estimate of a given train's arrival time at each crossing. Based on this information, current signal preemption strategies at the traffic signals near the highway-rail grade crossings (HRGCs) could be improved with a resulting improvement in driver and pedestrian safety and transportation system delay. This paper introduces a procedure for the real-time train speed estimation using data from Autoscope video detection and a Doppler radar detector. The two detectors were used in parallel because each, on its own, has a number of issues that preclude accurate detection of simultaneous trains (e.g. trains on different tracks in the detection zone at the same time). A multi-track test bed was chosen for the data collection, speed estimation and verification. A linear regression model was used for calibration of video and radar detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICTIS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety
Pages1122-1128
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration, ICTIS 2013 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jun 29 2013Jul 2 2013

Publication series

NameICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration, ICTIS 2013
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period6/29/137/2/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Transportation

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Chen, Y., & Rilett, L. R. (2013). Train speed measurement and prediction using video and radar detector data. In ICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (pp. 1122-1128). (ICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety).