Ride and Comfort Monitoring
Ride and Comfort Monitoring by SINUS Messtechnik GmbH
Railway ride and comfort monitoring may be conducted during a test run on a smale section of track or on a whole route basis. The data acquisition system and sensors provided by SINUS Messtechnik GmbH includes:
- NoisePAD (4 channel) or Soundbook (4, 8 or 16 channel) data acquisition system, or laptop plus Apollo or Apollo Lite boxes (4 or 8 channels)
- SAMURAI Software and HVMA options, or SINUS Matlab SMT Toolbox, or Labview Toolbox
- Triaxial accelerometer sensors, such as seatpad for human comfort and standard accelerometers for train vibration and harshness measurements.
- GPS unit can be used with the data acquisition system to calculate train speed, direction and location to help identify problem areas of the track or other factors.
Custom software may be required to suit the measurement configuration required by the customer and the ride evaluation criteria, such as the Queensland Rail Ride Index.
Other ride indices can also be analysed in real time by using either the Matlab or Labview Toolboxes to control the data acquisition system.