Design and Development of Train Tracking System in South Central Railways
Shaik Nahid1, Srinivas Padala2, V. Samson Deva Kumar3
1Shaik Nahid, M.Tech student, Nimra College of Engineering and Technology, Ibhrampatnam,Vijaybada (A.P.), India.
2Srinivas Padala, Assistant Professor, Nimra College of Engineering and Technology, Ibhrampatnam, Vijaybada (A.P.), India.
Manuscript received on November 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on November 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on November 15, 2013. | PP: 60-64 | Volume-1 Issue-12, November 2013. | Retrieval Number: L05341111213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Rail tracking system (RTS) is an advanced method used to track and monitor any train equipped with a MCU unit that receives and transfers signals through GPS satellite. RTS is a combination of Global Positioning System (GPS) that provides actual geographic real time position of each train. The entire transmission mechanism of RTS setup depends on GPS satellite, a receiver on the train, a GSM system and controller based tracking for dispatch. The GSM communication system is generally the same as cellular phone network. The two most common RTS systems are like GPS based and Signpost based. The Signpost-based RTS system was used earlier but with the development of modern satellites GPS used technology is more use now. This Automatic rail Tracking system is now widely used in a variety of market system that offers excellent communication or train tracking solution. This project is aimed to track the vehicles that which mean to locate the position of the train. The location of the train is indicated using GPS (global positioning system) technology. Communication link is made possible through a GPS receiver. GPS will give the information of parameters like longitude, latitude and attitude. Here the communication takes place between GPS receiver and GPS satellite. GPS satellite continuously tracks the missing train and the position of the train is send to the controller from GPS receiver. train is associated with LCD display which sends the continuous information about the position of the train to the control unit and the train position should be send to the GSM.
Keywords: Rail tracking system, Global Positioning System.