Students of M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, S. Karthikeyan, S. Umasankar and Karthikeyan S. won the award for a Smart Signalling And Interlocking System. They carried their project work under the guidance of Dr C. Ramesh.
During the foggy condition, the Loco Pilot driver is unable to see the signals, so an innovative approach was done to make a Smart System which uses a Low Power High Range Radio signals to transmit the signal between Station Master, MACL Signal and Loco pilot cabin. This system uses a special data packets for effective communication between the devices. These Data packets carry the information like Train Parameters, Loco pilot Parameters(VCD) etc. The vigilance control system helps in identifying the alertness of loco pilot. The Smart signalling uses the current technology of railways like axle counter and MACL signals for effective usage of Data Produced by them. This results in real-time monitoring of various parameters of rolling stock and MACL signals. The use of axle counters in railyard management software which uses data from various occupancy to switch and prevent the traffic routes. This system does not need Internet connectivity for transmission of data from train to station master cabin. Display panels are provided at both places of station master room and Loco cabin. This shows the real-time details of various parameters. Some of the components used in our system are relays, radio transceiver system. The main aim of our project is to increase the operation of railways in various climatic conditions. The team has designed a system on the objective of “One solution to solve various problems”. As a result of it the smart system also helps in solving the various problems like Unmanned Level Crossing and Manned Level Crossing, Alertness of the Loco Pilot while driving, Real-Time Monitoring of various parameters in operation of a train.
The Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award to S. Karthikeyan, S. Umasankar and Karthikeyan S., M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, at the GYTI 2019 Awards function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on July 06, 2019.