Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing

Chapter: 1

Introduction

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1. Introduction of Project:
The basic requirement of a railway engine or bogie for its locomotion is the continuity of the railway track which in this form and railway track network which spreads across the country, and in doing so it intersects various cities and towns and thereby also intersects all the roads coming across the railway track. In this project we are concerned with providing an automatic railway gate control at unmanned level crossings replacing the gates operated by gate keepers and also the semi-automatically operated gates. It deals with two things. Firstly, it deals with the reduction of time for which the gate is being kept closed. And secondly, to provide safety to the road users by reducing the accidents that usually occur due to carelessness of road users and at times errors made by the gangman. By employing the automatic railway gate control at the level crossing the arrival of train is detected by the sensor placed 7km before railway gate crossing. Once the arrival is sensed, the sensed signal is sent to the microcontroller and it sends the signal after 2.5 second to motor buzzer indication and light signals on both sides of railway gate crossing provided to the road users indicating the closure of gates. The departure of the train is detected by sensors placed at about 30m after the gate crossing. The signal about the departure of the train is sent to the microcontroller after 1.5 second, which in turn operates the motor and opens the gate. Thus, the time for which the gate is closed is less compared to the manually operated gates since the gate is closed depending upon the telephone call from the previous station. Also reliability is high as it is not subjected to manual errors. As it is to be understood by everyone that the railway being mass transport has to be given priority as compare to personal or road transport which is comparatively smaller one and has to be allowed to be pass first as compare to personal or road transport. Not having a thorough understanding of the above concept and miscalculating often the speed of the train it is that there is collision between the train and
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men operated means. As regards to animals stringing on the track this project has a limitation.

The project contains following assumptions:

2. Assumptions:
1. 2. It is a single track route. If it is double track and if train approach on it simultaneously from both the sides then it would require interlocking facility of the signal for the microcontroller to operate the boom which is more complexes in nature hence we have formed this prototype model, assuming it as a single track. 3. The sensors are assumed to be put at a height which coincides with just below the top of the railway boggie. 4. For the sensor not to mal function in terms of picking up astray incident of a bird coming in between its path to encounter this delay time of 2-3 seconds has been purposely kept for the sensor to operate on continuously sensing. 5. Boom of railway gate crossing works when train moves from both the direction. 6. Our project is based on the assumption that the road passengers plying across the road are well aware about traffic rules as well as are also aware about their lives safety norms.

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3. List of Component :
1. AVR iBoard 2. Tsop Sensor 3. Bump Sensor 4. Motors 5. Relay Circuit 6. Power Supply 7. Train Kit 8. Plywood 9. Tool Kit

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BMIT.Aut ti B t R il t C i Chapter: 2 Literature Review Department Of Mechanical Engineering. Page 5 .

18.5 per cent of the total network and 30 per cent of broad gauge network on Indian Railway is electrified. BMI Page 6 .It was single stretch of 34 kilometer from ³Boree Bunder (now become CST) to Tannah (now become Thane) G. The network spread and expanded rapidly and has become the principal mode of transport in our country. In 1998-99. generated 96 per cent of freight output and 89. The Railways have also been modernized in terms of technology. Indian Railway network is spread over 81. Introduced as early as 1853. This effort has been in tune with the requirement of moving large volumes of passengers and freight traffic. Operating on three gauges .445 long haul MT Kms. 41 per cent of the passenger traffic and 52 per cent of the freight traffic on Indian Railways. 1. trains in India carry more than 12 million passengers and more than a million tons of freight every day during the year 1998-99.775 coaching vehicles.broad gauge (1676 mm) meter gauge (1000 mm) and narrow gauge (762 and 610 mm).579 route kms constituting over 19. The transport effort is sustained through the use of 7429 locomotives.896 stations. 53.the world¶s largest continent. 2.. 14.613 trunk tele channels Kms distinguishes Indian Railway telecom network.846 telephone exchange lines. Indian Railways has grown into one of the largest Railway network in the world.56. Depart ent Of Mechanical Engineering. 1.186 wagons and 40. Almost all the double/multiple track sections and electrified routes lie on broad gauge.730 optical fiber communication route Kms and over 8. forever. 384 bridges were rebuilt or rehabilitated and 270 strengthened or re-girdered. computerization and overall management. 21.6 per cent of the passenger output during 1998-99.I.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 4. This carries approx.P Railway¶s First train ever to run on the Indian soil rolled throughout the changed the history of India.5 per cent of the route. Broad gauge although forming 64. It also marked the dawn of Railway Age in Asia.511 Km covering 6. ticketing.54. Indian Railways has nearly 1.699 bridges of which 10799 are major bridges.1 Introduction to Indi n Rail ay: It all began one fine summer day on 16 April 1853.

BMI Page 7 . The total passenger traffic in the year 1998-99 was 4411 million tons.58 million tons of originating revenue earning traffic which in terms of transport output is 284.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Indian Railway system has developed a capacity to carry 441.1: Indian railway Indian Rail ays is di ided into 16 zones: Northern Railway (NR) Noth Eastern Railway (NER) Central Railway (CR) South Western Railway (SWR) Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) North Western Railway (NWR) Western Railway (WR) Southern Railway (SR) South Central Railway (SCR) South Eastern Railway (SER) Eastern Railway (ER) West Central Railway (WCR) North Central Railway (NCR) South East Central Railway (SECR) East Coast Railway (ECoR) East Central Railway (ECR) Depart ent Of Mechanical Engineering. During 1998 -99 the revenue earning freight traffic moved by Railways was 420.9 million tons growing at the rate of 7%. Fig1.27 billion NTKms (net tone kilometers).

other sensors measure properties indirectly. but they can also be found in many household objects.3 Introduction of Sensor : A sensor is a device that produces a measurable response to a change in a physical condition. The tractor trolley was carrying a marriage party with music on.on 30. 4. injured-8) 3. injured2) 2. Driver got trapped in the train engine. where 3 people died one person seriously injured. using conversions or calculations to determine results. 14 injured.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 4. Sensors are generally categorized by the type of Depart ent Of Mechanical Engineering. 452 between durg and murlipur station on 28-08-01. such as temperature or thermal conductivity. 4.rly on 30-03-03 (killed 11. Some sensors measure properties directly.06 kapilvastu express (gonda . Sensors are electrical or mechanical components that are used to measure a property or behavior of an object or system.Gorakhpur) dashed with a tractor trailor at unmanned level crossing near kuian village of balrampur district (up). such as temperature sensors in an oven to accelerometers in an automobile airbag system. The train driver lost his life and the asstt. Sensors are used by scientists and engineers during research and testing activities. 321 up (Tata .2 ACCIDENT CASES AT MANNED RAILWAY GATE CROSSING: 1. Sensors are particularly useful for making in-situ measurements such as in industrial process control. BMI Page 8 . 58 people killed. 5027 up dashed with tractor on gate at km 429/10-11 between Bhatpara rani and bhatni station of bsb division of ne. The tractor trolley continued to cross the track at high speed. 5.05.Nagpur passenger) dashed with dumper at unmanned level crossing gate no. or to a change in chemical concentration. Coupled light engines dashed with auto rickshaw at gate no 78 at km 14/2-3 of Hyderabad division of south central railway on 10-01-03 (killed 9.5RN passenger train dashed with one tractor trolley on unmanned level crossing at km 1115/3-4.

  Range . but are also found in household objects.The variance in a sensor's reading when a single condition is repeatedly measured. Calibration . BMI Page 9 .The smallest increment the sensor can detect.Sensors typically have temperature and/or humidity limits.Required for most measuring systems since their readings will drift over time.  Resolution . Electrical and mechanical sensors are widely used to characterize the performance and properties of components and systems.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing phenomenon that they measure. rather than the functionality of the sensor itself. Repeatability .   Cost Environmental . Factors to consider while choosing a sensor.Limits of measurement or the sensor. Application: The sensor is responsible for converting some type of physical Phenomenon into a quantity measurable by a data acquisition (DAQ) system Depart ent Of Mechanical Engineering.The statistical variance about the exact reading.   Accuracy .

5 General Description of Tsop sensor Fig1. Humidity 5.4 USES OF SENSORS: Sensors are used to measure basic physical phenomena including: 1. Force 7. BMI Page 10 . 2. Proximity . Flow Rate 6. Pressure 9.Spatial Presence 10. Sound 11. Magnetic Fields 8. Temperature 12.2: Tsop Sensor Depart ent Of Mechanical Engineering. Acceleration .Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 4.Shock & Vibration. Velocity 4. Chemical/Gas Concentration 4. Angular / Linear Position 3.

BMI Page 11 . The module consists of an IR emitter and TSOP receiver pair. making an electrical connection. Due to this. Normally the switch will be held open by an internal spring. Application Ideas ‡ Obstacle detection ‡ Shaft encoder ‡ Fixed frequency detection Pin No. It gives a digital output and false detection due ambient light is low. Here we use it for collision detection. The on-board LED indicator helps user to check status of the sensor without using any additional hardware. The high precision TSO receiver always detects a signal of fixed frequency. Connection Description 1 Output Digital Output (High or Low) 2 VCC Connected to circuit supply 3 Ground Connected to circuit ground 4. errors due to false detection of ambient light are significantly reduced. The power consumption of this module is low. Depart ent Of Mechanical Engineering.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing The TSOP-OBSD±Single is a general purpose proximity sensor. working in astable multivibrator configuration.6 Bump Sensor : A bump sensor is probably one of the easiest ways of letting gate Boom know it's collided with something. The simplest way to do this is to fix a micro switch to the pillar of gate in a way so that when it collides the switch will get pushed in. The module consists of 555 IC. The output of TSOP is high whenever it receives a fixed frequency and low otherwise.

depending on how you plan to use the circuit and your available switches. They usually implement a mechanical button to short the circuit. but the circuit itself also works fine for user buttons and switches as well. BMI Page 12 . There are several versions below.3: Bump Sensor Tactile Bump Sensors are great for collision detection. such as 40kohms. Bump Sensor Circuits: Voltage goes high Voltage goes with contact low with contact More efficient switch for 3 lead switches Depart ent Of Mechanical Engineering.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Fig1. An example is the micro switch with a lever attached to increase its range. For the resistor use a very high value. as shown above. often depending on the design and goals of the robot itself. But the circuit remains the same. pulling the signal line high or low. There are many designs possible for bump switches. Tactile switches only work if you¶re motor can stop instantaneously (like when moving slowly).

Aut ti B t R il t C i (use for mi ro swit hes) The followi di ram shows a t i al circuit for a micro switch bump sensor. Without it the signal line is effecti el 'floating' because there is nothing connected to it and may cause unreliable readings as the processor tries to decide if the line is on or off.4: Bump Sensor Department Of Mechanical Engineering. BMIT. The resistor is important because it holds the si nal line at ground while the switch is off. Fig1. Page 13 .

5: AVR iBoard Maximum Input voltage = 16V Minimum Input voltage = 7V Department Of Mechanical Engineering.Aut ati n of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 4.7 The AVR iBoard : y Includes ATMEL ATMega 16 (Also supports ATMega32) Microcontroller with 16kB flash memory working at 16 Mips y y y y y y y y In system programmable On board programmer On board regulated power supply On board motor drivers with current capacity of up to 600mA per channel Power indicator LED 2 on board Dual full H bridge motor driver for 2 stepper or 4 Dc motors Separate ON/OFF switch for power & motor drives 3 LEDs for external inputs/interrupts On board LCD connector (multipurpose port. which can be used for other applications also) Fig1. BMI Page 14 .

The port provides 5V supply needed driver sensors. y Potentiometer (pot): The potentiometer is used to vary the contrast of the LCD. Department Of Mechanical Engineering. BMI Page 15 . y Sensor port: At a time. Beeper: Connected in the active low mode. IC 7805: It¶s a three terminal linear 5 volt regulator used to supply the microcontroller & other peripherals. the beeper can easily be used to get audible feedback from the controller.0592MHz. y L293D: It is a 4 channel motor driver with 600mA of current per channel & has inbuilt clamp diodes. y Switch array: four general purpose switches are connected in the active-low configuration. y y Crystal: A crystal sets the microcontroller¶s clock frequency to 11. y DB 9 connector: This is a 9 pin connector used to the PC¶S COM port during programming or for general UART communications. MAX232: This chip takes care of the voltage conversions needed to communicate with the PC¶S RS232 (serial/ COM) port. 8 individual sensor modules can be connected to this port. y Motor Enable switch: This switch is used to enable/disable the motor driver chips hence in turn enabling/disabling the motors. y ADC Test: Short the two pins of the jumper next to the potentiometer & the potentiometer gets connected to the port A 7.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Parts identification: y y Power on switch: It¶s a basic push to on ±push to off type switch. The board contains two such chips. y y Reset Switch: This switch is used to reset the microcontroller.

3 USART RXD USART TXD + LED D3 Switch 2. 7 6 Port C O 1 2 3 4«7 Port D 0 1 2.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Board connection Details : Port A 0«. BMI Page 16 . 3 LCD Control pin LED D1 (Active high) LCD Control pin Buzzer (Active high) LCD Data pins Switch 1 (Active low) programmer LED D2 (Active High) 4«.7 sensor connector Port B 0«..7 Motor drivers A Department Of Mechanical Engineering.3 Motor Drivers 4 5.

8 Introduction to at mega 16 Microcontroller : Features: ‡ Advanced RISC Architecture ‡ Up to 16 MIPS Throughput at 16 MHz ‡ 16K Bytes of In-System Self-Programmable Flash ‡ 512 Bytes EEPROM ‡ 1K Byte Internal SRAM ‡ 32 Programmable I/O Lines ‡ In-System Programming by On-chip Boot Program ‡ 8-channel. 10-bit ADC ‡ Two 8-bit Timer/Counters with Separate Prescalers and Compare Modes ‡ One 16-bit Timer/Counter with Separate Prescalers.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 4. and Capture ‡ Four PWM Channels ‡ Programmable Serial USART ‡ Master/Slave SPI Serial Interface ‡ Byte-oriented Two-wire Serial Interface ‡ Programmable Watchdog Timer with Separate On-chip Oscillator ‡ External and Internal Interrupt Sources Department Of Mechanical Engineering. BMI Page 17 . Compare Mode.

Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing PIN CONFIGURATION: Fig1. The Port A pins are tri-stated when a reset condition becomes active. if the A/D Converter is not used.PA0) Port A serves as the analog inputs to the A/D Converter.6: pin Diagram of At Mega system Micro-controller Detail Pin Descriptions VCC: Digital supply voltage. (0 V) Note there are 2 ground Pins. Port A also serves as an 8-bit bi-directional I/O port. they will source current if the internal pull-up resistors are activated. even if the clock is not running. BMI Page 18 . Port A (PA7 . Department Of Mechanical Engineering. When pins PA0 to PA7 are used as inputs and are externally pulled low. (+5V) GND: Ground.

even if the ADC is not used. Department Of Mechanical Engineering.PB0) Port B is an 8-bit bi-directional I/O port with internal pull-up resistors (selected for each bit). If the ADC is used. XTAL1: External oscillator pin 1 XTAL2: External oscillator pin 2 AVCC: AVCC is the supply voltage pin for Port A and the A/D Converter. it should be connected to VCC through a low-pass filter. Port D (PD7 . RESET: Reset Input. even if the clock is not running. Port C also serves the functions of the JTAG interface and other special features of the ATmega16 as listed on page 61 of datasheet. A low level on this pin for longer than the minimum pulse length will generate a reset. It should be externally connected to VCC.PC0) Port C is an 8-bit bi-directional I/O port with internal pull-up resistors (selected for each bit).PD0) Port D is an 8-bit bi-directional I/O port with internal pull-up resistors (selected for each bit). Port D also serves the functions of various special features of the ATmega16 as listed on page 63 of datasheet.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Port B (PB7 . BMI Page 19 . If the JTAG interface is enabled. AREF: AREF is the analog reference pin for the A/D Converter. Port C (PC7 . the pull-up resistors on pins PC5 (TDI). Port B also serves the functions of various special features of the ATmega16 as listed on page 58 of datasheet. PC3 (TMS) and PC2 (TCK) will be activated even if a reset occurs.

however. -10V and +10V) internally.1 The MAX232 & MAX232A: Figure 1. the MAX232A. It became popular. it does not decode the RS-232 signal. e. and the MAX232A only needs external capacitors 1/10th the capacity of what the original MAX232 needs. e. It does not generate the necessary RS-232 sequence of marks and spaces with the right timing. by a 16550 UART Department Of Mechanical Engineering. This greatly simplified the design of circuitry.7 MAX232 Integrated Circuit A MAX232 integrated circuit The MAX232 from Maxim was the first IC which in one package contains the necessary drivers (two) and receivers (also two). and +12V). to adapt the RS-232 signal voltage levels to TTL logic. with the help of a simple 78x05 voltage converter.g. The ICs are almost identical. but could just provide one +5V power supply. The MAX232 has a successor. Circuitry designers no longer need to design and build a power supply with three voltages (e. because it just needs one voltage (+5V) and generates the necessary RS-232 voltage levels (approx. BMI Page 20 .g.9. -12V. and it does not provide a serial/parallel conversion. +5V. the MAX232A is much more often used (and easier to get) than the original MAX232. It should be noted that the MAX232 (A) is just a driver/receiver. Generating serial data with the right timing and decoding serial data has to be done by additional circuitry.g.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 4. All it does is to convert signal voltage levels.

too) offers a large series of similar ICs.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing or one of these small micro controllers (e. The MAX233 is also between three and ten times more expensive in electronic shops than the MAX232A because of its internal capacitors. the capacities of the external capacitors vary. These clones sometimes need different external circuitry.g. Sipex). E. It is recommended to check the data sheet of the particular manufacturer of an IC instead of relying on Maxim's original data sheet.g.R2out +------- Department Of Mechanical Engineering.-|6 T2out -|7 R2in -|8 16|-Vcc 15|. but today they are cheap.g. It is also more difficult to get the MAX233 than the garden variety MAX232A.-|3 C2+ -|4 C2. builtin or external capacitors. voltages. The MAX232 and MAX232A need external capacitors for the internal voltage pump. Atmel AVR.-|5 V. etc. The MAX232 and MAX232A were once rather expensive ICs. MAX232 (A) DIP Package +---v---+ C1+ -|1 V+ -|2 C1. while the MAX233 has these capacitors built-in. BMI Page 21 .R1in 12|-R1out 11|-T1in 10|-T2in 9|. Microchip PIC) getting more and more popular. e. It has also helped that many companies now produce clones (i.GND 14|-T1out 13|. The original manufacturer (and now some clone manufacturers.e. with different numbers of receivers and drivers.

A separate supply input is provided for the logic.9.8 L239D Circuit     600mA OUTPUT CURRENT CAPABILITY PER CHANNEL 1. allowing operation at a lower voltage and internal clamp diodes are included.2A PEAK OUTPUT CURRENT (non repetitive) PER CHANNEL ENABLE FACILITY OVERTEMPERATURE PROTECTION LOGICAL "0" INPUT VOLTAGE UP TO 1. DC and stepping motors) and switching power transistors. To simplify use as two bridges each pair of channels is equipped with an enable input.2 PUSH-PULL FOUR CHANNEL DRIVER WITH DIODES: Figure1.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 4.5 V (HIGH NOISE IMMUNITY) INTERNAL CLAMP DIODES DESCRIPTION The Device is a monolithic integrated high voltage. BMI Page 22 . high current four channel driver designed to accept standard DTL or TTL logic levels and drive inductive loads (such as relays solenoids. Department Of Mechanical Engineering.

Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing This device is suitable for use in switching applications at frequencies up to 5 kHz.9. Relays find applications where it is necessary to control a circuit by a low-power signal. but other operating principles are also used. or where several circuits must be controlled by one signal. The L293D is assembled in a 16 lead plastic package which has 4 center pins connected together and used for heat sinking.3 RELAY: A relay is an electrically operated switch. BMI . Many relays use an electromagnet to operate a switching mechanism.9 Simple electromechanical relay Types of Relay o o o o o o o o o o Latching relay Reed relay Mercury-wetted relay Polarized relay Machine tool relay Contactor relay Solid-state relay Solid state contactor relay Buchholz relay Forced-guided contacts relay Page 23 Department Of Mechanical Engineering. 4. The L293DD is assembled in a 20 lead surface mount which has 8 center pins connected together and used for heatsinking. Fig1.

household appliances. blowers and pumps. and vice versa.4 Electric Motor: Figure2. and disk drives. The Department Of Mechanical Engineering. is accomplished by a generator or dynamo.0 Types of Motors An electric motor uses electrical energy to produce mechanical energy. machine tools. Traction motors used on vehicles often perform both tasks. y Control a high-current circuit with a low-current signal. producing electrical energy from mechanical energy. Many types of electric motors can be run as generators.9. They may be powered by direct current (for example a battery powered portable device or motor vehicle).Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Applications Relays are used to and for: y Control a high-voltage circuit with a low-voltage signal. The reverse process. or by alternating current from a central electrical distribution grid. BMI Page 24 . as in the starter solenoid of an automobile. power tools. very typically through the interaction of magnetic fields and current-carrying conductors. Electric motors are found in applications as diverse as industrial fans. as in some types of modems or audio amplifiers. y Detect and isolate faults on transmission and distribution lines by opening and closing circuit breakers (protection relays) 4.

Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing smallest motors may be found in electric wristwatches. and for such purposes as pipeline compressors. by their internal construction. BMI Page 25 . Electric motors may be classified by the source of electric power. The very largest electric motors are used for propulsion of large ships. Medium-size motors of highly standardized dimensions and characteristics provide convenient mechanical power for industrial uses. but commercial exploitation of electric motors on a large scale required efficient electrical generators and electrical distribution networks. with ratings in the millions of watts. some types of motors are more suited for certain applications than other motor types are. Electric motors of increasing efficiency were constructed throughout the 19th century. This document will hopefully give some guidance in selecting these motors         AC Motors DC Motors Brushless DC Motors Servo Motors Brushed DC Servo Motors Brushless AC Servo Motors Stepper Motors Linear Motors DC Motor A series-wound motor is referred to as a uni ersal motor when it has been designed to operate on either AC or DC power. These variations are suitable for many different applications. by their application. The physical principle of production of mechanical force by the interactions of an electric current and a magnetic field was known as early as 1821. or by the type of motion they give. The ability to operate on AC is because the Department Of Mechanical Engineering. Types of Motors Industrial motors come in a variety of basic types. Naturally.

Why to use DC motor y y y y Easy to understand design Easy to control speed Easy to control torque Simple. it is the motor of choice in the majority of variable speed and torque control applications. Today.5-12 Volt Supply Required Department Of Mechanical Engineering. The DC motor is one of the earliest motor designs. BMI Page 26 . and hence the resulting mechanical force will occur in a constant direction.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing current in both the field and the armature (and hence the resultant magnetic fields) will alternate (reverse polarity) in synchronism. cheap drive design Specification of Motor:    DC Motor 10 RPM 1.

BMIT.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Chapter: 3 Description of work & Implementation Details Department Of Mechanical Engineering. Page 27 .

Department Of Mechanical Engineering. The buzzer also in turn alerts the other road users not to enter in to the area between the two booms on either side. whose glowing indicates that the train approaching on the railway gate and giving priority everyone has to keep away from the track and help it pass first. LEDs are placed on the pillar. The boom does not operate from top to horizontal position at one action but it descends very slowly. 1) Initial Signal Display: Let R1=first Tsop Sensor R2= second tsop sensor The road user signals can freely move through the gate as buzzer is made µOFF¶ since there is no approach of train and road users need not be warned. Two Bump Sensors placed at Pillar of boom Mechanism to Stop the Motor action. which in turns placed on both sides of railway track. Detail Working of Project: The first Tsop Sensor is placed before 7 km from the railway gate crossing to detect the train arrival and another Tsop Sensor is placed at about 30m after the railway gate crossing to detect the train departure. Detection of a train approaching the gate can be sensed by means of tsop sensors placed on 7km before the railway gate crossing. Playing a sound buzzer housed at the control room just adjacent to the railway gate and sound of buzzer will help the road users who is in between the two boom to take motion of the boom down process which has been automated and to quickly there by move outside the range of the two booms.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 5. The detailed description of the working of the above model can be explained under various heads. As long as if there is no LED and the buzzer the road users are free to use the railway gate crossing. BMI Page 28 . Departure of train detected by sensor place 30 meter after the gate.

BMI Page 29 . 3) Warning for Road Users: At the moment the train arrival is sensed at railway gate crossing.it does not send the signal to microcontroller unless it checks for continuous detection of train.After 2. and microcontroller closes the boom as soon as the boom press the bump sensor the motor action is off.5 second signal is given to the Microcontroller which operates the motor action in reverse direction and the gates are opened. Department Of Mechanical Engineering. after 1.5 sec it sends the signal to microcontroller to open the boom 5) Gate Opening: When the train departure is sensed by the sensors.5 sec because of any misuse. After train passes the sensor wait for 1. road users are warned about the train approach by RED signals placed to caution the road users passing through the gate. after 1. A buzzer is made ON as a precautionary measure for the road user and that nobody should enter the gate at that moment.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 2) Train Arrival Detection: When train arrival is detected by R1 it does not send the signal to microcontroller unless it checks for 2.5 sec it sends the signal to Microcontroller.5 sec because of any misuse. 4) Train Departure Detection: When train departure is detected by R2 . RED signal appears for the road user once the train cuts the tsop sensor placed 7Km before the gate.

STEP 11: Go to STEP 3.1 ALGORITHM : STEP 1: Start. STEP 6: Close the gate and stop the buzzer warning. STEP8: Open the gate. Department Of Mechanical Engineering.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 5. STEP 4: Check for the arrival of the train in either direction by the sensors. If the train is sensed go to step 5 otherwise go to step 4. STEP 2: Set the variables. STEP 12: Stop. STEP 5: Make the warning signal for the road users. STEP 7: Check for the train departure by the sensors. BMI Page 30 . STEP 3: Make initial settings of the signals for the train and road users.

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Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Chapter: 4 Advantages & Limitations Department Of Mechanical Engineering. BMIT. Page 32 .

7. BMI Page 33 . The project provides encountered safety of animal who accidently stray across the railway gate crossing. Improvement in safety of road passengers who use railway gate crossing. 2.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 7.1 Advantages: 1. which will cost more. It requires sensor to be kept at larger distance away from gate crossing and proper wiring has to be provided to reach the signal till the railway.2 Limitations: 1. Department Of Mechanical Engineering. 3. Reduces the waiting time of road passengers. Maintenance probably may be high. 3. Reliability of boom operation on account automation is high as its manually operation is eliminated 2.

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on which basis this project will work. By the atomization of the boom it can be operated with optimum efficiency in terms of open and closure thereby cutting down on the passengers waiting time and thus contributing towards the nation¶s human resource hours every time the boom is in action. hence certain conditions are assumed as specified earlier. Department Of Mechanical Engineering. The automatic operation of the boom at such places contributes in leaps and bounds to road passenger¶s safety system.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 8. Conclusion: It is recommended that such a type of automatic functioning of the boom at the railway gate crossing be implemented at each and every railway gate which will definitely improves the road passenger¶s safety system against railway accident. This project is more useful at un-manned railway crossing where the road passengers are left to their soul judgment to guard for their safety against railway accidents. Current manual operation for the boom close-open system may be subjected to manual errors on part of the gangman whose effects may be disastrous and also has the possibilities of gangman letharginess in manually operating the boom with optimum efficiency which directly has an effect on the road passenger¶s unnessesarily waiting time on either side of the railway gate. BMI Page 35 . This project is not completely applicable to current Indian railway system as of now.

Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Chapter: 6 References And Bibliography Department Of Mechanical Engineering. BMIT. Page 36 .

pdf 9. by CD of technosolution Pvt Ltd Mumbai 2.com/sensors_tactbumpswitch. A complete reference of at mega 16 Micro Controllers.Book of Central Railway Department Of Mechanical Engineering.co. http://www.1 Bibliography 2.com/2008/06/bump -sensor. http://robotiks4u. http://robosoftsystems.in/roboshop/index. BMI Page 37 .Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 9.shtml 5. Railways overview.atmel.html 3.html 4.societyofrobots.php/sensors/sensormodules/single-tsop-sensor-module. References: 1.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc2466. http://www.blogspot.

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R.com Guide: Prof S.B.co. Mulla Umer Q 2.Mishra Co-Guide Prof A.in akkalkote.1 Projectile: Name 1.com ramdasbochare@yahoo. Mundkar Satish 3.com maheshmnnl@gmail.com Department Of Mechanical Engineering. Bochare Ramdas 5.co. Munnoli Mahesh 4. Akkalkote Rameshwar Email Id umer_mulla@rediffmail.Jinde jinde_19@yahoo.rameshwar@gmail.com satishmundkar@gmail. BMI Page 39 .Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing Appendix: A: 10.in sunilbajarangmishra@yahoo.

CLEARBIT(PORTD.6).b)x^=(1<<b) void close(void) { CLEARBIT(PORTD.4).5).Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 10.h> #include<util/delay. } void stop(void) { CLEARBIT(PORTD. } void open(void) { SETBIT(PORTD.2 Program code: #include<avr/io.b)x|=(1<<b) #define CLEARBIT(x.4). CLEARBIT(PORTD.5). CLEARBIT(PORTD. SETBIT(PORTD.6).7). CLEARBIT(PORTD.h> #define CHECKBIT(x. b)x&(1<<b) #define SETBIT(x.4). BMI Page 40 . CLEARBIT(PORTD.5).b)x&=~(1<<b) #define TOGGLEBIT(x. SETBIT(PORTD.7). Department Of Mechanical Engineering.

SETBIT(PORTD.6).2))).7).6).4).Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing SETBIT(PORTD. Department Of Mechanical Engineering. } void dright(void) { CLEARBIT(PORTD. } void one(void) { do { close(). BMI Page 41 .7). SETBIT(PORTD. SETBIT(PORTD.5). stop(). CLEARBIT(PORTD. CLEARBIT(PORTD.5).7).6). }while(!(CHECKBIT(PINA. CLEARBIT(PORTD. } void dleft(void) { SETBIT(PORTD.4). CLEARBIT(PORTD.

4))).4))) { do { open(). stop().6))). return(0). } } } } void two(void) { do Department Of Mechanical Engineering. if ((CHECKBIT(PINA.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing while(1) { if (!(CHECKBIT(PINA.4))) { do { _delay_ms(150). _delay_ms(2500). }while(!(CHECKBIT(PINA. BMI Page 42 . }while(!(CHECKBIT(PINA.

BMI Page 43 .6))). }while(!(CHECKBIT(PINA.1))) { do { open(). if ((CHECKBIT(PINA. _delay_ms(2500). while(1) { if (!(CHECKBIT(PINA. }while(!(CHECKBIT(PINA.1))) { do { _delay_ms(150). return(0).1))). stop(). stop(). } } } } Department Of Mechanical Engineering.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing { close().2))). }while(!(CHECKBIT(PINA.

5). CLEARBIT(PORTD. SETBIT(DDRD.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing int main(void) { int j=0.5).7).6). Department Of Mechanical Engineering.1).7). SETBIT(PORTA. SETBIT(DDRD.4). SETBIT(PORTA. BMI Page 44 . SETBIT(PORTA.6). CLEARBIT(DDRA. SETBIT(DDRD.4). CLEARBIT(DDRA. CLEARBIT(DDRA. CLEARBIT(DDRA. SETBIT(PORTA. CLEARBIT(PORTD. CLEARBIT(PORTC.2). SETBIT(DDRD.1).5).2).5). SETBIT(PORTA.3).4). CLEARBIT(DDRA.3). CLEARBIT(DDRA.4). CLEARBIT(PORTD.6).

if (!(CHECKBIT(PINA. while(1) { if (!(CHECKBIT(PINA.1))) _delay_ms(2500). if (!(CHECKBIT(PINA.4))) { two().6). } } return(0). Department Of Mechanical Engineering. } if (!(CHECKBIT(PINA.1))) { one().4))) _delay_ms(2500). BMI Page 45 .Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing SETBIT(PORTA.

No Item Cost (Rupees) 1 AVR iBoard 1600/- 2 Tsop Sensor 300/- 3 Bump Sensor 250/- 4 Power Supply 275/- 5 Tool Kit 300/- 6 Other 2000/- TOTAL 4725/- Department Of Mechanical Engineering.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 10. BMI Page 46 .3 Expenditure: Sr.

2 Our HOD Prof Chipade Sir and Our Group Department Of Mechanical Engineering.Automation of Boom at Railway Gate Crossing 10.4.1: Amdar Praniti Sushilkumar Shinde and our College Secretary Mane Madam 10.4 PHOTOS: 10. BMI Page 47 .4.

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