Solar powered railway track monitoring system

Nanditha R. Gajanur, Apurva Singh, Aishwarya Jain

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Abstract

Due to increased railway accidents, we propose to install a camera on the face of the train to monitor the railway track up to 2Kms at all times. We also plan to install LCD screens in every coach, which displays the live screening of the camera. This will make sure that at all times some passenger on the train can monitor the tracks. This whole system will be powered by solar energy harnessed using solar panels mounted on the train top. They will track the Maximum Power Point (MPP) of the solar array and the power generated will be stored in Li-ion batteries. This power is utilized during the absence of sun and its output voltage is regulated using DC/DC converters according to the energy needs of the camera, Wi-Fi and LCD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy, ICPRE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages190-194
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-03-2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy, ICPRE 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 21-10-201623-10-2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy, ICPRE 2016
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period21-10-1623-10-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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