the need

Assurance that rail infrastructure continues to meet the demanding requirements for safe, efficient transportation of goods and people especially as more is asked of the network with faster trains and heavier loads.

the challenge

Safety is a function of all aspects of the rail corridor, from the precise super-elevation of the rails to the condition of rail furniture and signage to encroaching foliage along the rail corridor. Accurate collection of all these elements is dangerous and inefficient when done with traditional survey methods.

the solution

Trimble position and orientation solution products enable rapid data collection of imagery and laser mapping data whether from manned or unmanned aerial platforms (Applanix POS AV) or from terrestrial mobile mapping platforms (Applanix POS LV), providing a safe and rapid mapping solution that saves money.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increasing being used for aerial survey of railroad corridors as well, and the Trimble APX-15, APX-15EI, APX-18, and APX-20 board stacks address these requirements. The benefit of using UAVs is that it is a lower cost solution that maintains accuracy.

Applanix POS TG™ is a precision measurement system designed to compute track geometry. Read Applanix POS TG Specs.


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