Automatic Railway Gate and Crossing Control based Sensors & Microcontroller
||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)||
|© - July Issue 2013 by IJCTT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2013|
|Authors :Ahmed Salih Mahdi. Al-Zuhairi|
Ahmed Salih Mahdi. Al-Zuhairi"Automatic Railway Gate and Crossing Control based Sensors & Microcontroller"International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT),V4(7):2135-2140 July Issue 2013 .ISSN 2231-2803.www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
Abstract: - Railroad related accidents are more dangerous than other transportation accidents in terms of severity and death rate etc. Therefore more efforts are necessary for improving safety. There are many railways crossing which are unmanned due to lock of manpower needed to fulfill the demands. Hence many accidents occur at such crossing since there is no one to take care of the functioning of the railway gate when a train approaches the crossing. The main objective of this paper is to manage the control system of railway gate using microcontroller. The proposed model has been designed using 8052 microcontroller to avoid railway accidents occurring at unattended railway gates if implemented detection of train approaching the gate can be sensed by means of two sensors placed on either side of the gate. This work utilizes the two sensors placed on either side of the gate. This work utilizes two powerful magnetic sensors is fixed at upside and similarly the other magnetic sensor is fixed at down side of the train direction. Sensors are fixed on both sides of the gate. We call the sensors along the train direction as foreside sensor and the other as after side sensor. When foreside sensor gets activated the sensed signal is sent to the microcontroller and the gate is closed and stays closed until the train crosses the gate and reaches after side sensors. When the side sensor activated and the signal about the departure is sent to the microcontroller motor turns in opposite direction and gate opens and motor stops automatically.
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Keywords : — Railway Gate, Level Crossing.