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Geosystems’ latest solution for rail track maintenance

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At INTERGEO 2015, Leica Geosystems releases SiTrack:One – an accurate rail track maintenance and refurbishment system that includes ScanStation P40 to generate 3D point clouds.

SiTrack:One ensures complete coverage of the entire rail infrastructure surface without the need to receive GNSS signals for position information.

With a one-of-a-kind mounting design, this total solution for rail maintenance and refurbishment produces synchronised engineering, survey-grade 3D point clouds for accurate as-built drawings.

The system includes software enabling data synchronisation, post-processing and feature extraction. This solution is part of the SiRail Suite, which includes the SiRailScan and SiRailManager software solutions. SiRailScan allows for a complete extraction of the railway network with engineering accuracy level, while SiRailManager, the database management tool, creates a holistic view of an operator’s railway network from point cloud to geometry and signal layers.

SiTrack:One is equipped with two Distance Measurement Instrument (DMI) or Odometers that provide accurate positioning in GNSS-denied areas, such as underground railway tunnels or underground subway networks. The system’s onsite calibration process guarantees permanent alignment of the relative position between the sensors and its onboard inertial measurement unit.

Vermessungsbüro Riemenschneider GbR was the first to use the SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems. "The SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems guaranteed the complete survey of railway sidings with a minimum stay of surveying personnel in the danger zone of rail transport," said Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Riemenschneider, Principal of Vermessungsbüro Riemenschneider. "Thus, the costs of security measures were significantly reduced. The state-of-the-art system conforms efficiently to the demands for survey, visualisation, documentation, evaluation and approval of existing and new routes, all in accordance with rail transportation guidelines."

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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