Rail Surface Inspection
All of the following inspection techniques, algorithms, and displays have been developed to analyze the surface features of railroad tracks from nadir-looking drone views.
Crosstie orientation is the orthogonality measurement of the crossties relative to the track direction. Misalignment of the crossties can indicate a number of track issues.
Detection of track mounting baseplates ensures that required baseplates are present and properly oriented. This also serves as the basis for the more critical spike detection and analysis.
Spike detection and analysis compares the detected baseplate and spikes to the expected configuration required for the current section of track and identifies if any spikes are missing or misplaced.
Remote Asset Inspection
High resolution satellite imagery or drone imagery of specific assets or locations can be extracted from the torrent of collected data for high resolution details on assets that are not easily accessible.