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Rapid Incident Detection in Tunnels through Acoustic Monitoring – Theory, Applications and Operational Experiences
• Understanding an Acoustic Tunnel Monitoring System
• Benefits of Acoustic Tunnel Monitoring both for tunnel operators and accidented persons
• Hardware structure and combination with video incident detection systems
• Operational experiences from the perspective of an tunnel operator
• Examples of real accidents and incidents incl. discussion of the alarm chains
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Dr. Franz Graf
Head of Research Group Intelligent Acoustic Solutions @Joanneum Research
Franz Graf attended a Technical Secondary School specialising in Electronic and Control-Engineering. Afterwards he studied Electrical Engineering with specialisation in audio-engineering at Graz University of Technology. He awarded a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1999. Since conclusion of the studies he worked as a project manager at JOANNEUM RESEARCH. In 2002 he received a Ph.D. degree with a dissertation on “Acoustic Monitoring”. Since 2013 he is the head of the research group “Intelligent Acoustic Solutions” at JOANNEUM RESEARCH and holds also a teaching position at Graz University of Technology. He is inventor of several patents in the field of acoustic measurement techniques and digital signal processing.