Automated railway track switching system : A smart rail station control system
AuthorKhan, Md. Mohaiminul Islam
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Railway system is one of the most popular and convenient system of transportation in Bangladesh. This whole sector is run by government of the people’s republic of Bangladesh. It is one of the most popular because it’s fast, traffic less and low cost. Though it is a popular system in Bangladesh, the whole railway system is still a little bit orthodox here. The government of Bangladesh faces a huge amount of losses every year because of the lack of efficient and educated manpower and different accidents. A smart automated railway system can solve all these problems. In this paper, a smart automated railway track switching system has been introduced and idea of a smart railway station has been introduced which will reduce the manpower problem and will save a huge amount of public property. This automated system is the combination and synchronization of different standalone subsystems. The introduced first subsystem here is the monitoring of the train via smart satellite navigation system (GPS); the second subsystem is in the control box of the rail track which consists of modern communication system (GSM/GPRS) and control unit for switching the track by filtering the data from the GPS Location. The third subsystem is a monitoring system designed for the control room of the railway station to monitor and control the whole system. The automation and control of the whole system has been done by microcontroller unit to reduce the cost and complexity of the system and for increasing the efficiency.