Low cost marine black box design department of electrical and electronic engineering
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One of the most recurring and uprising problem in our country is marine accidents. Due to this catastrophe thousands of people loses their lives every now and then. The major reasons behind this problem are overloaded passengers boarding the ship and weather conditions along the river route. One solution to this problem would be monitoring the marine vessels and keep a track of the routes that it traverses. Therefore, we are keen to design and implement an economical black box which will be highly efficient and effective in the marine sector of our country. To minimize the marine accidents occurring in our country, we have come up with this noble idea. The main features of this box include measuring weather, keep account of the total number of passengers boarding, track the location of the ship, save data in SD card for record and send necessary data to web database. To perform these operations, the system is loaded with GPS tracking device, GSM-GPRS device, temperature, pressure and humidity sensors, water level sensors, passenger counter and background web server. Most importantly it will be made in such a way that it remains water proof and floats on water making it functional enough to send emergency signals during catastrophe. In order to throw the black box in the water during emergency, a well-designed trigger unit will be used. Moreover, an Android based Application would be built that could show the map of ship’s present location and necessary data of any given time fetching it from the web database.