UMO Global Student Challenge 2013
Traffic Control Using Piezoelectric
What is the identified problem?
Normal automatic traffic controller gives green signals with some constant time delay. Here controller works without taking density into consideration. This is the main drawback present in the system.
Brief about Solution
lPiezoelectric WIM systems contain one or more
piezoelectric sensors that detect a change in voltage caused by pressure
exerted on the sensor by an axle and thereby measure the axle s weight.
lAs a vehicle passes over the piezoelectric
sensor, the system records the sensor output voltage and calculates the dynamic
lThe typical piezoelectric WIM system consists of
at least one piezoelectric sensor and two IDL’s.
lThe piezoelectric sensor is placed in the travel
lane perpendicular to the travel direction.
lThe inductive loops are placed upstream and
the piezoelectric sensor
lThe upstream loop detects vehicles and alerts the system to an approaching vehicle. lThe downstream loop provides data to determine vehicle speed and axle spacing based on the time it takes the vehicle to traverse the distance between the loops.
lIn this way piezoelectric material counts the number of vehicles at each junction . lHere count of each junction is compared with other and green light glows at that junction whose vehicle count is high.
How well does the proposed solution enable great commuter experience?
It is good approach.
How attractive is this idea for partners from transportation, business, government, non profit or other sectors to get involved?
ADVANTAGES: Least expensive Used at high speed ranges(16 -112 kmph) Can monitor upto four lanes.
Environmental impact, whether the proposed idea in predominantly service based without adding more physical structures
No environmental effect
Dates & Deadlines
25-Sep-2013 :Deadline for Registration
30-Sep-2013 :Deadline for submitting your projects
01-Oct-2013 :Announcement of top 50 entries
03-Oct-2013 :Deadline to entroll Techease 2013
16-Oct-2013 :Deadline for voting by friends
17-Oct-2013 :Presentation of the 50 shortlisted projects at the TechEase at IIITHyderabad
19-Oct-2013 :Announcement of the final iINNOVATE prizes and award winners
26-Oct-2013 :Winners may present at IIMBangalore at UXINDIA’13 conference