A new measurement system able to detect the occurrence of arcing between the pantograph and the overhead contact line has been studied and set up. It uses photomultiplier tubes in order to measure the duration of the ultraviolet emission due to electrical arcing. The measurement equipment was installed on board of an ETR500, a high-speed train of Italian Railways, with a double pantograph. A software package was developed in LabWindows/CVI environment for recording and elaborating data acquired from the measurement chain. In the paper the software for acquiring and processing data in order to validate the phototube sensor and to evaluate the status of the pantograph-catenary interaction is presented, along with experimental results.

Software for monitoring pantograph-catenary interaction via a phototube sensor

LANDI, ALBERTO;SANI, LUCA;
2000

Abstract

A new measurement system able to detect the occurrence of arcing between the pantograph and the overhead contact line has been studied and set up. It uses photomultiplier tubes in order to measure the duration of the ultraviolet emission due to electrical arcing. The measurement equipment was installed on board of an ETR500, a high-speed train of Italian Railways, with a double pantograph. A software package was developed in LabWindows/CVI environment for recording and elaborating data acquired from the measurement chain. In the paper the software for acquiring and processing data in order to validate the phototube sensor and to evaluate the status of the pantograph-catenary interaction is presented, along with experimental results.
Bruno, O.; Landi, Alberto; Papi, M.; Sani, Luca; Violi, A. G.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11568/256875
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 1
social impact