FY16 Supplemental to Air-Coupled Rail Inspection Prototype Using Passive Approach

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FY16 Supplemental to Air-Coupled Rail Inspection Prototype Using Passive Approach: The main objective of this amendment is to explore and test the feasibility of exploiting the natural acoustic vibrations induced in the rail by the wheel-rail contact, to perform non-contact passive rail flaw detection at sustained speeds. The ultimate goal is therefore to adapt the current non-contact rail flaw detection system to sensing rail flaws in a passive manner (without active excitation). A further objective of the work is maintaining, as main targets of the inspection, the most relevant rail head defects, namely Transverse Fissures, Detail Fractures and Vertical Split Head Defects. At the same time, the utilization of the natural excitations (which occur at low frequencies) may enable increased coverage area beyond the currently targeted top half, to the entire rail head section.
Federal Grant Title: FY16 Supplemental to Air-Coupled Rail Inspection Prototype Using Passive Approach
Federal Agency Name: DOT Federal Railroad Administration
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-RRD-16-002
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 319417
CFDA Descriptions: Railroad Research and Development
Current Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2016 No Explanation
Original Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2016 No Explanation
Posted Date: Mar 4, 2016
Creation Date: Mar 4, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 17, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $286,545
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Only The Regents of the University of California; University of California, San Diego is eligible to apply for this grant.
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