System and method for inspecting a route during movement of a vehicle system over the route

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9908543
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15485697

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A sensing system includes a leading sensor, a trailing sensor, and a route examining unit. The leading sensor is onboard a first vehicle of a vehicle system that is traveling along a route. The leading sensor measures first characteristics of the route as the vehicle system moves along the route. The trailing sensor is disposed onboard a second vehicle of the vehicle system. The trailing sensor measures second characteristics of the route as the vehicle system moves along the route. The route examining unit is disposed onboard the vehicle system and receives the first characteristics of the route and the second characteristics of the route to compare the first characteristics with the second characteristics. The route examining unit also identifies a segment of the route as being damaged based on a comparison of the first characteristics with the second characteristics.

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GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC901 MAIN AVENUE NORWALK CT 06851

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cooper, Jared Klineman Melbourne, US 100 1425
Corry, James Glen Melbourne, US 20 399
Kraeling, Mark Bradshaw Melbourne, US 61 803
McKay, David Lowell Melbourne, US 8 206
McManus, Brian Joseph Fort Worth, US 14 162
Noffsinger, Joseph Forrest Lee's Summit, US 68 1059
Smith, Eugene Melbourne, US 40 603
Szewczyk, Keith Melbourne, US 4 85

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