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Abstract

Aim of this project is control the unmanned rail gate automatically using embedded platform. Today often we see news papers very often about the railway accidents happening at un- attended railway gates. Present project is designed to avoid such accidents if implemented in spirit. This project utilizes two powerful IR transmitter and two receivers one pair of transmitter and receiver is fi!ed at upside "from the train comes# at a level higher than human being in e!act alignment and similarly other pair is fi!ed at down side of the train direction sensor activation time is so adjusted by calculating the time ta$en at a certain speed to cross at least one compartment of standard minimum size of the Indian railway normally % seconds. The sensors are fi!ed at &''' meters on both sides of the gate we call fore side sensor pair for common towards gate train and aft side sensors for the train just (rosses the gate. )hen train cross the fore side sensor it gives signal to the gate receiver to close the gate. The buzzer is activated to clear the gate area for drivers about % seconds. *ate motor is turned on in one direction and gate is closed and stay closed till train crosses the gate and reaches aft side sensors when aft side receiver get activated motor turns in opposite direction and gate opens and motor stops . If there is any problem in the gate means it will operate red signal on both side fro the driver indication. Train arrival and departure sensing can be achieved by means of Relay techni+ues. )hen the wheels of the train moves over both trac$s are shorted to ground and this acts as a signal to microcontroller ",-(%&# indicating train arrival. R./ signal appears for the road user once the train cuts the relay sensor placed before the %0ms before the gate .A buzzer is made on as a pre cautionary measure for the road

Introduction
Present project is designed using AT,-(%& microcontroller to avoid railway accidents happening at unattended railway gates if implemented in spirit. This project utilizes two powerful IR transmitters and two receivers1 one pair of transmitter and receiver is fi!ed at up side "from where the train comes# at a level higher than a human being in e!act alignment and similarly the other pair is fi!ed at down side of the train direction. 2ensor activation time is so adjusted by calculating the time ta$en at a certain speed to cross at least one compartment of standard minimum size of the Indian railway. )e have considered % seconds for this project. 2ensors are fi!ed at &$m on both sides of the gate. )e call the sensor along the train direction as 3foreside sensor4 and the other as 3aft side sensor4. )hen foreside receiver gets activated the gate motor is turned on in one direction and the gate is closed and stays closed until the train crosses the gate and reaches aft side sensors. )hen aft side receiver gets activated motor turns in opposite direction and gate opens and motor stops. 5uzzer will immediately sound at the fore side receiver activation and gate will close after % seconds so giving time to drivers to clear gate area in order to avoid trapping between the gates and stop sound after the train has crossed.

2cope of project
This project is developed in order to help the I6/IA6 RAI7)A82 in ma$ing its present wor$ing system a better one by eliminating some of the loopholes e!isting in it. 5ased on the responses and reports obtained as a result of the significant development in the wor$ing system of I6/IA6 RAI7)A82 this project can be further e!tended to meet the demands according to situation. This can be further implemented to have control room to regulate the wor$ing of the system. Thus becomes the user friendliness. This circuit can be e!panded and used in a station with any number of platforms as per the usage. Additional modules can be added with out affecting the remaining modules. This allows the fle!ibility and easy maintenance of the developed system.

Block Diagram and General Introduction

The Above 9igure shows the general bloc$ diagram of unmanned railway gate control the various bloc$s of this are: &. Power supply unit ;. *ate control unit <. Trac$ changing unit =. 7(/ >essage display unit This project uses AT,-(%& microcontroller for programming and operation and ?76;''< driver.

The 5loc$ diagram consists of the power supply which is of single-phase ;<'@ ac. This should be given to step down transformer to reduce the ;<'@ ac voltage to lower value. i.e. to -@ or &,@ ac this value depends on the transformer inner winding. The output of the transformer is given to the rectifier circuit. This rectifier converts ac voltage to dc voltage. 5ut the voltage may consist of ripples or harmonics. To avoid these ripples the output of the rectifier is connected to filter. The filter thus removes the harmonics. This is the e!act dc voltage of the given specification. 5ut the controller operates at %@ dc and the relays and driver operates at &;@ dc voltage. 2o the regulator is re+uired to reduce the voltage. Regulator A,'% produces %@ dc and regulator A,&; produces &;@ dc. 5oth are positive voltages.

*ate (ontrol unit


Railways being the cheapest mode of transportation are preferred over all the other means .)hen we go through the daily newspapers we come across many railway accidents occurring at unmanned railway crossings. This is mainly due to the carelessness in manual operations or lac$ of wor$ers. )e in this project has come up with a solution for the same. ?sing simple electronic components we have tried to automate the control of railway gates. As a train approaches the railway crossing from either side the sensors placed at a certain distance from the gate detects the approaching train and accordingly controls the operation of the gate. Also an indicator light has been provided to alert the motorists about the approaching train.

Bere a stepper motor is used for controlling the gates and trac$ switching. A stepper motor is a widely used device that translates electrical pulses into mechanical movement. They function as their name suggests - they CstepD a little bit at a time. 2teppers don4t simply respond to a cloc$ signal. They have several windings which need to be energized in the correct se+uence before the motor4s shaft will rotate. Reversing the order of the se+uence will cause the motor to rotate the other way. The bloc$ diagram of stepper motor interfacing is shown bellow:

9uture enhancement
In our techni+ue though it has many merits but still the power supply of ;;<@ A( PE).R is re+uired for functioning of the motor. It can be avoided with the help of a battery charged by a 2olar (ell. 2ince solar energy is an ine!haustible natural source of energy.

References
1. 0enneth.F.AyalaDThe ,-(%& >icrocontroller Architecture programming and ApplicationsD ;. /.Roychoudary and 2ail FainD7.I.(D 6ew Age International. <. CPrinciples of .lectronicsD by @.0.>.BTA. =. C(ommunication 2ystemsD by 2imon Baw$ins.