The IDS Safe Rail System provides a fast and non-destructive solution for inspecting railway ballast for renewal or maintenance.
By using the SRS system the track operator can use the information output to reliably calculate improvement works and improve maintenance quality. This high speed radar system, up to 300 km/h, comprises of 3 or 4 antennas which can be easily mounted on any carriage or locomotive. The dedicated software can process the data to show continuous mapping of ballast thickness as well as locating areas of poor bearing capacity, known as ballast packets. It will also show the difference between clean and fouled ballast and detect possible drainage problems.
Safe Rail Systems uses the GRED HD software, which you can find here.