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dc.contributor.advisorMarcellin, Michael
dc.contributor.authorCollett, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorMa, Tiffany
dc.contributor.authorCraddock, Zane
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Gerardo
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Charles
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-12T18:59:14Z
dc.date.available2019-11-12T18:59:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-10
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/635262
dc.description.abstractOn amusement park rides, vibrations against the rails of the track and the cars’ wheels can strain and damage the track. This is especially true for older coasters, whose tracks have worn significantly over time. While manual inspection of the track is necessary, an automated system that monitors the stress on the track will help detect anomalies, ensuring a safe experience for the passengers. We have designed a system of sensors that can monitor these vibrations. Sensors placed on a segment of track will measure the lateral and vertical vibrations, wirelessly transmitting the level of strain on the track to a base station. If vibrations reach a threshold level, the base station will be alerted of excessive strain. The system will create a graph of points where vibration is worse than other points, to pinpoint what areas need to be fixed the most. This will decrease maintenance costs and ensure increased safety for patrons of these rides.
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemetering
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemetering
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © held by the author; distribution rights International Foundation for Telemetering
dc.titleTELEMETRY SYSTEM FOR MONITORING STRESS AND VIBRATIONS ON AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES
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dc.typeProceedings
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Electrical and Computer Engineering
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedings
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
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