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Date added: 2024-01-29

Multi-sensor system for detecting and reducing noise in rail transport

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Scientists from Gdańsk University of Technology, in cooperation with the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, are developing an innovative measurement and analytical system to monitor traffic, technical and environmental parameters important for the management of railway infrastructure.

Gdańsk University of Technology (project leader), in a consortium with the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, is conducting a research project entitled "A system for precise monitoring of the impact of railway traffic on the environment, including information on traffic, technical and environmental data", in short InfraNoise.

The project is implemented as part of the Brik II competition, conducted jointly by NCBR and PKP PLK S.A., which supports scientific research and development work in the area of railway infrastructure. The project manager on behalf of Gdańsk University of Technology is Piotr Chrostowski, PhD, DSc, Eng., from the Department of Transport Engineering at FC&EE.

The InfraNoise project addresses an extremely important problem related to environmental protection, as well as noise and vibrations in urban areas occurring in the immediate vicinity of railway infrastructures.

The system will have the structure of a distributed area sensor network, within which individual measurement nodes communicate with the system coordinator, and recorded data on train traffic will be processed for the purposes of identifying and assessing the occurring impacts. A wide spectrum of factors related to the movement of rolling stock, as well as the characteristics of rail roads, requires the research team to implement a number of algorithms enabling effective data acquisition and processing in the IT database structure.

The research team includes scientists from the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering (implementing unit) and the Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering of Gdańsk University of Technology.

Project value: PLN 4,491,340.00

Co-financing from the state budget: (50%): PLN 2,245,670.00