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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1972. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The purpose of this investigation was to develop and model an integrated sensing and computer control system that would be able to locate any car or locomotive on a real time basis.The resolution was not restricted to just the current track number of a car, but would include the relative position within any string of cars on that track.The system had to be accurate and had to require only a minimum of manual input to keep the information current.The system proposed uses wheel sensors, automatic car identification (ACI), cathode ray tube (CRT) video terminals, and a small process control or mini-computer.
Advisor: Donald R. Haworth