The strategy of the project is to design automatic system for opening a gate withoutmounting any signal transmitter on the car. Thus, the project is to investigate andconstruct an application whereby the system will recognize the Vehicle license plate at agate entrance of the parking lot. The system will be based on a personal computer andsoftware packages available, MATLAB program and a digital camera, which help tocapture the images of the vehicle license plate.We will conduct a research and developed a system that is able to extract the vehiclelicense plate. Next, we also need to create an algorithm to train and identify the vehiclelicense plate for the purpose of recognition.The general algorithm involves the following steps:
Image Processing : The image captured is preprocessed and reduction in thecontrast.
Plate localization and extraction: To obtain the vehicle plate sub image.
Character Segmentation/Recognition: Resample and threshold in order to isolatethe license plate and vehicle license plate character. We used neural network for recognition of vehicle license late character. The neural network will be trainedoff-line with the characters and numbers.
Evaluating the performance of the algorithm and compare the performance withother reported work.
Implementing a file management system or database for storing the images of vehicle license plate, numbers and characters