ECE professors' railroad component monitoring system featured in BTN video

ECE professors' railroad component monitoring system featured in BTN video

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UNL professors have designed a wireless system to monitor rail components in real time.
UNL professors have designed a wireless system to monitor rail components in real time.
Rail traffic and commerce is an integral part of the United States economy, so any component failure on rail cars causing delays in transit can have serious financial ramifications.

Hamid Sharif, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Michael Hempel, research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, have led a team of UNL researchers that has designed a wireless system allowing engineers to monitor rail components in real time, keeping these incidents to a minimum.

Their story is featured in this LiveBIG video, which has been running recently on the Big Ten Network.