Design optimization of magnetic sensor for train detection

Shogo Yasukawa, Naoko Takagi*, Gege Dong, Shinji Wakao, Masahide Takahashi, Makoto Yagi, Tamio Okutani

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The axle counter as a train detector is one of the important railway signaling devices for accurate and safe train control systems. This paper deals with a design optimization of the axle counter by large-scale magnetic field computations. To efficiently reduce the computational burden in the optimization, we accurately estimate the signaling level by applying infinite edge elements to an extensive air domain, which results in a practical design approach within an acceptable CPU-time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7093587
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 1


    • Design optimization
    • induced voltage
    • infinite edge element (IEE)
    • magnetic field analysis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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