This paper describes a diagnostic system mainly aimed at overhead line continuous monitoring. The main idea is the use of pantograph head accelerations to identify the behaviour of contact force, so as to develop a non intrusive maintenance free system able to recognize relevant defects and installable on an ordinary fleet of trains. The proposed set-up is aimed at improving the present-day scheduled catenary and pantograph maintenance, leading towards condition-based maintenance. Meaningful indications about pantograph-catenary interaction are obtained by the processing and analysis of collector accelerations; summary indexes are computed in real time during the train run and compared with alarm limits.

Overhead Line Diagnostic System for High Speed PantographsProceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance

CARNEVALE, MARCO;COLLINA, ANDREA;FACCHINETTI, ALAN;GASPARETTO, LIVIO
2014

Abstract

This paper describes a diagnostic system mainly aimed at overhead line continuous monitoring. The main idea is the use of pantograph head accelerations to identify the behaviour of contact force, so as to develop a non intrusive maintenance free system able to recognize relevant defects and installable on an ordinary fleet of trains. The proposed set-up is aimed at improving the present-day scheduled catenary and pantograph maintenance, leading towards condition-based maintenance. Meaningful indications about pantograph-catenary interaction are obtained by the processing and analysis of collector accelerations; summary indexes are computed in real time during the train run and compared with alarm limits.
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