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The National Academies

Safety IDEA Project 30 [Active (IDEA)]

Development of Ballast Real Time Information System (BRIS) Based on “SmartRock”

  Project Data
Funds: $100,000
Staff Responsibility: Jo Allen Gause
Research Agency: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Hai Huang
Effective Date: 12/8/2016
Fiscal Year: 2016

This IDEA proposal aims to develop and validate an integrated system - Ballast Real-time Information System (BRIS) - of hardware (SmartRocks) and software (Cloud Computing) components that can predict track substructure safety concerns due to ballast aggregate movements.

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