Development of Specialized IoT Cloud Platform for Railway Track Condition Monitoring

Tarique Rafique Memon, Tayab Din Memon, Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Imtiaz H. Kalwar, Khakoo Mal

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Abstract

With the increase of railway transportation in the world and the continuous running of trains, railway tracks are suffering from various defects such as squats, spalling, and corrugation. These defects if ignored may create a dangerous situation that escalates to accidents, usually. In this paper, we have developed an IoT enabled web-based cloud system for the fault detection system with the integration of JavaScript, HTML, and PHP programming languages. The proposed system stores the railway track fault locations in a database and with the integration of the JavaScript Application Programming Interface (API) all points are pinned on google maps so that the faults can be located easily from the control room (i.e., headquarter station). In this system, a detection hardware system installed at the railway inspection vehicle should send the fault parameters with time and coordinates which pinpoint the multiple defected locations on maps for Railway Track condition monitoring. Therefore, wherever, a defect is diagnosed the system will send the location using GPS coordinates and Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) along with sensor data to this dedicated cloud server. The proposed system is tested with Cross-platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl (XAMPP) and can be used to point out multiple defects. Any hardware with GPS can send data on this system for multiple-marker pinpoint locations. The proposed system is very useful for an automatic fault alert system in the railway track condition monitoring perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665423434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2021 - Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Duration: 26 Oct 202127 Oct 2021

Publication series

Name2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2021

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2021
Country/TerritoryPakistan
CityRawalpindi
Period26/10/2127/10/21

Keywords

  • Google map API
  • JavaScript
  • MYSQL
  • PHP and Accelerometer
  • Railway track condition monitoring

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