Intelligent Railway Crack Inspection Robot
Intelligent Railway Crack Inspection is dedicated as a measure of railway safety. This system uses the principle
of Infrared rays (IR rays). It consists of an IR transmitter and receiver. Two key technologies which are necessary in this
system are detection and image processing. The defect information can be wirelessly transferred to railway safety
management centre using a GSM module and it includes defect level and location information which is acquired by
embedded GPS receiver. The power required for the entire system is obtained by means of solar energy. The Railway Safety
Management Centre analyses the defect information and provides an alert to the next approaching train. Thus train
derailment can be avoided and chance of loss of human life and economy can be minimized.
Keywords — Railway Cracks, IR Transmitter-Receiver Assembly, GSM, GPS, Robot, Zigbee Solar Panel.