P6.7 - Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring of Current Collectors and Catenary of Railways
- 18. GMA/ITG-Fachtagung Sensoren und Messsysteme 2016
2016-05-10 - 2016-05-11
- P6 Struktur- und Zustandsüberwachung
- K. Schröder, M. Rothhardt, W. Ecke, H. Bartelt - Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena (Germany), U. Richter, A. Sonntag - Eurailscout Inspection & Analysis b.v., Berlin (Germany)
- 697 - 702
Fiber optic sensors are excellent tools to use for monitoring purposes on high voltage current collectors. Because of their small cross section and electrical neutrality, they are easy to integrate into the current collector strip and are well specialized for detection of high-speed load events. Also the conventional contact force measurement with four force sensors below the collector strips can be simplified by using fiber optic force and acceleration sensors.