People mover project (control system part)
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People-Mover is an electrical self-motivated medium. The term is generally used only to describe systems serving relatively small areas such as airports, downtown districts or theme parks, but is sometimes applied to considerably more complex automated systems. Normally, the train runs autonomously form terminals to terminals. Its speed and movement can be controlled wirelessly. Practically, people movers typically consist of driverless trains with up to about four cars each capable of carrying 20 to 100 passengers who are mostly standing. They have been successfully used for surface transportation in airports for over thirty years. A new category of automated people mover called personal rapid transit (PRT) is being implemented at London's Heathrow InternationalAirport. In this project we designed and implemented this independent rail system which is planned for people transportation from system specifications down to fully working system as well as hardware and software. Main goal of this project is to convert the theoretical knowledge into practical system. On that aspect this project is perfect, because here all features of Electrical Engineering (control system, circuit designing and implementation, wireless communication, micro electronics etc.) as well as some mechanical engineering features are being used.