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Design and development of sensor based traffic light system

Albagul, Abdulgani and Hrairi, Meftah and Wahyudi, Martono and Hidayathullah, M. F. (2006) Design and development of sensor based traffic light system. American Journal of Applied Sciences , 3 (3). pp. 1745-1749. ISSN 1546-9239 E-ISSN 1554-364

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The main object of this study was to design and implement a suitable algorithm and its simulation for an intelligent traffic signal simulator. The system developed is able to sense the presence or absence of vehicles within certain range by setting the appropriate duration for the traffic signals to react accordingly. By employing mathematical functions to calculate the appropriate timing for the green signal to illuminate, the system can help to solve the problem of traffic congestion. The simulation of the algorithm of the traffic signal system was done using MATLAB software. Hardware simulation tests were successfully performed on the algorithm implemented into a controller. The new timing scheme that was implemented promises an improvement in the current traffic light system and this system is feasible, affordable and ready to be implemented especially during peak hours. A countdown timer interfacing according to the traffic system using Lab VIEW software was also created.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4980/37132
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traffic signal system, sensor based traffic light system, traffic congestion
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ212 Control engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Meftah Hrairi
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 14:35
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 10:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37132

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