Intelligent Rail Integrity System


QinetiQ North America’s Intelligent Rail Integrity System (IRIS) is a rail safety monitoring solution consisting of a network of remote sensors that monitor rail temperature and rail status.

The IRIS Sensor Unit (SU) is the cornerstone of the rail monitoring system. Installed along CWR, sensor units continually track changes in rail temperature and rail neutral temperature to monitor the track’s integrity. Collector Units mounted on wayside towers collect data and broadcast information to a GIS-based web-accessible database. The application sends alerts to maintenance personnel when unsafe rail conditions arise. The intuitive user interface provides maintenance personnel with powerful geospatial overlays and query functions to identify high-risk rail conditions and their locations.

IRIS primary functions include:

arrow_green  Continuous monitoring of rail temperature and rail neutral temperature
arrow_green  Emergency notification
arrow_green  Web-accessible user interface
arrow_green  Thermal load alert when difference between rail temperature and RNT exceeds preset thresholds
arrow_green  Graphical display of data analysis

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