Sustainable Wireless Sensor Networks for Railway Systems Powered by Energy Harvesting from Vibration

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  • Olfa Kanoun
  • Ghada Bouattour
  • Sabrine Khriji
  • Kholoud Hamza
  • Abdallah Adawy
  • Sonia Bradai

The railroad is a particularly efficient means of transporting passengers and goods. In this field, safety, reliability, and punctuality are of great importance, despite harsh environmental conditions and variable loads. Predictive maintenance of train wagons, rails, and stations is becoming increasingly essential [1] and requires massive use of sensors for measuring relevant quantities, such as acceleration, temperature, pressure, strain, and changes in railroad tracks and train wheels.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01.05.2023
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This contribution was funded by the "Wandel durch Innovation in der Region (WIR)! - Change through Innovation in the Region" program implemented by the Smart Rail Connectivity Campus (SRCC) within the research project "Train Integrity Monitoring System (TIMS) " (FKZ 03WIR1206A).

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