Leica Geosystems released SiTrack:One, the highly-accurate rail track maintenance and refurbishment system incorporating the Leica ScanStation P40 to generate 3D point clouds at INTERGEO.
SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems ensures complete coverage of the entire rail infrastructure surface without the need to receive GNSS signals for position information. With a one-of-a-kind mounting design, this total solution for rail maintenance and refurbishment produces synchronised engineering, survey-grade 3D point clouds for accurate as-built drawings.
The Leica ScanStation P40 can either be mounted vertically in the centre of the rails or inverted directly over the rail track. With multiple mounting options, the SiTrack:One provides a complete solution for any rail maintenance need. Rail bridge sleeper replacements can be measured quickly generating a numbered as-built replacement plan for each individual sleeper on a rail bridge.
The sophisticated system is equipped with two powerful Distance Measurement Instrument (DMI) or Odometers that provide accurate positioning in GNSS-denied areas, such as underground railway tunnels or underground subway networks. The system’s on-site calibration process guarantees permanent alignment of the relative position between the sensors and its onboard inertial measurement unit, guaranteeing position accuracy.
SiTrack:One is the first solution to be released under Leica Geosystems from the acquisition of the former Technet-Rail 2010 GmbH. Leica Geosystems acquired the previous firm’s specialised knowledge of geospatial big data for rail transportation networks in May to increase its mobile mapping offerings for the rail industry.
SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems includes software enabling data synchronisation, post-processing and feature extraction. This solution is part of the SiRail Suite, which includes the SiRailScan and SiRailManager software solutions. SiRailScan allows for a complete extraction of the railway network with engineering accuracy level, while SiRailManager, the database management tool, creates a holistic view of an operator’s railway network from point cloud to geometry and signal layers. The combination of these solutions form the SiControl platform, which conforms to the requirements of the European Train Control System and produces complaint rail xml outputs for full train feedback control.