Fugro’s train-borne RILA (railway infrastructure alignment acquisition) data acquisition platform allows the creation of a digital twin of the entire rail corridor, giving rail managers accurate and up-to-date information to support robust decision-making, improved safety, optimised railway operations and reduced cost.
The Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) data captured is analysed and categorised into feature classes such as rails, sleepers, manmade structures, vegetation, natural ground, etc.
Once the corridor has been classified in this way, then specific algorithms can be introduced to the data set and valuable information extracted and imported into the client’s asset management software, expanding the asset managers ability to remotely view, interrogate and analyse the entire network from the desktop.
Fugro’s Business Development Manager Bill Jones specialises in solutions for asset owners in Australia and the Pacific.
He said an up-to-date and accurate digital twin of entire network corridors provides a robust, data rich virtual picture to help optimising railway operations, allowing proactive decision-making and improved engineering works in a safer way.
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