Smart Grade Crossing Monitor System
During Phase I, IEM developed a proof of concept for a Smart Grade Crossing Monitor (SGCM) using multispectral imaging technology for enhanced monitoring of highway rail grade crossings to improve safety by providing warnings of significant objects present in the crossing. The Phase I work conclusively demonstrated that multispectral imaging is clearly superior to visible or infrared spectrum imaging when used alone. The Phase II work
will develop, test, and validate a fully functional SGCM Prototype. Key components of the Phase II program will
Development of final specifications based on the intended end uses for the system.
Final selection of system hardware and fabrication of modular hardware
Installation of the initial hardware at a preselected test site
Collection of test data for use in refining algorithms for detection, tracking, and alerts, interface with
communication system, and interface with rail and highway signals and equipment
Install the SGCM Prototype at West Palm Beach, FL in conjunction with ongoing FRA activities
Develop and implement a program with goal of validating the functionality and reliability of the SGCM in a
variety of situations.
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Manager of Research & Development
International Electronic Machines Corporation
850 River Street Troy, NY 12180-1239
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