This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-1, 2020
Area
Embedded System
Author
M. Senthamil Selvan
Org/Univ
Indian Railways, India
Pub. Date
25 February, 2020
Paper ID
V6I1-1287
Publisher
Keywords
Vigilance Control Device, Drowsiness detection, Signal Passing at Danger

Citationsacebook

IEEE
M. Senthamil Selvan. Performance analysis of Vigilance Control Device (VCD) In electric locomotives of Indian Railways and design of a Drowsiness Detection and Warning system, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
M. Senthamil Selvan (2020). Performance analysis of Vigilance Control Device (VCD) In electric locomotives of Indian Railways and design of a Drowsiness Detection and Warning system. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
M. Senthamil Selvan. "Performance analysis of Vigilance Control Device (VCD) In electric locomotives of Indian Railways and design of a Drowsiness Detection and Warning system." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.1 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

A Vigilance control device (VCD) is a safety device designed and installed in Electric locomotive to keep the loco pilots in the vigilant state. These devices are available in all the Electric locomotives in Indian railways since the year 2003. Having served more than 15 years in the locomotive, the performance of the VCD in keeping the loco pilots is critically analyzed. Further, it is proposed the design of an embedded system that will function as an intelligent drowsiness detection and warning system. This proposed system will replace the existing Vigilance control device of the locomotive with additional and essential features of detection of drowsiness in early-stage and alert the Crew of the Train operation. The system will have advantages over the existing Vigilance control device it detects the drowsiness for behavioral measures in a non-invasive way, which will be preventing the Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) in Electric locomotives
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