GPS Based Advanced Railway Level Crossing Management System Using FPGA
Railways are the biggest transport system all over the world and also for any country too. It is the main backbone for transport system and hence railway safety is a crucial part of railway management system. Rail/road intersections are potentially dangerous and yet unavoidable in the World. The major safety aspect is the safe level crossings. Level crossing is a point at which railway track and road interact on same level and are characterized as manned (where man power is available) level crossings and unmanned (no man power in any from available) level crossings. Unmanned level crossings are more prone to level cross accidents. The railway safety is ensured by improving the passing efficiency in railway crossing, a new railway crossing warning system based on Global Positioning System (GPS) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) using Field Programmable Gated Arrays (FPGA) is proposed. This system is compress of high-precision positioning feature of GPS and efficient transmission rate feature of GPRS, combining with the computer control technologies are used to provide a safeguard for the railway system.
V. Prasanth, C. Arunkumar Madhuvappan, Dr. T. Muthumanickam, T. Sheela
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