An IoT based real-time railway fishplate monitoring system for early warning

Md Mizanur Rahaman Nayan, Suaib Al Sufi, Abir Kallayan Abedin, Rizwan Ahamed, Md Farhad Hossain

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Abstract

Fishplate joint monitoring is of utmost importance in rail communication system to avoid accidents. Rail accidents generally occur due to the derailment of trains from the track. One of the primary reasons of derailment of train is losing alignment of rails due to loosened fishplates. So, monitoring rail alignment and fishplate bolt position is required to ensure railway safety and security. In this paper, an IoT based real-time railway fishplate monitoring system is proposed. The proposed system keeps track of the position of every bolt of each fishplate and alerts a central railway monitoring center as well as nearby stations and approaching train drivers if any bolt gets loosened. This system utilizes GSM communication and is capable of working in areas where cellular network atleast 2G is available. An embedded system detects the fault location with the help of a mechanical gear and raises warning as soon as any bolt rotation is detected. The proposed system is comparatively much cheaper. Besides, in a simulation based warning accuracy test, the results of the system show high accuracy which indicates the effectiveness of the system. Accidents probability and frequency are expected to be reduced significantly by this system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 11th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2020
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages310-313
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665422543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2020 - Virtual, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: 17 Dec 202019 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2020 11th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2020

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2020
Country/TerritoryBangladesh
CityVirtual, Dhaka
Period17/12/2019/12/20

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