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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

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Sensor Based Alert System at Unmanned Level Crossing


As per the Indian Railways Department, there are 30,348 level crossings across the country out of which around 11,563 are unmanned. Nearly 40% of the train mishaps / accidents are due to unmanned level crossings. So, in our proposed system, all unmanned level crossings are to be fitted with microphone sensors, which can easily detect / identify the movement of the trains on the railway track, which in turn, will signal the level crossing with Red warning light, followed by a siren when the train is at a distance of 1 kilometer radius. These sensors are solar operated supplemented by batteries too. Also, the sensors have theft protection system, any damage or removal of the sensor will automatically send sms to the concerned railway authorities before it is shifted / destroyed. So that it can be replaced at the earliest. In addition the sensors can be put under surveillance camera, if that region is proned for theft. The proposed system may be implemented on a trial basis, at the initial stage. Also the entire setup (sensor, camera, red signal and the siren) can be made functional using solar panel, as a move towards solar energy. Hence, the proposed system can • • Enable zero accident at level crossings. • Vandal proof warning system at level crossings. • Encourages the usage of solar energy. • Cheaper than building over bridges/ sub ways.

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: M. Anjali 1  

Email: m.anjali06@yahool.com

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M. Anjali 1*,  A. Geetha 2.  

1, 2. Department of Computer Science, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tirupur, TN, India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol., Volume 6, No. 1 pp. 05-09
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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