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Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Instrumentation for Parking Space Occupancy Management

Prasad, Guru AS and Sharath, U and Amith, B and Supritha, BR and Asokan, S and Hegde, GM (2012) Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Instrumentation for Parking Space Occupancy Management. In: International Conference on Optical Engineering (ICOE) , JUL 26-28, 2012 , Visvesvaraya Technol Univ, Belgaum, INDIA .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICOE.2012.6409571

Abstract

This work aims at providing an effective parking management system by reducing the drivers' searching time for vacant car-parking space, in turn improving the traffic flow in the car park areas. This is achieved by the use of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor (FBG) sensor instrumentation in vehicle parking management system. Present work involves embedding an array of FBG sensors underground in the parking space, then determining the strain changes on the FBG sensor due to load applied by the vehicle parked in the parking space, occupancy of the parking space is determined. To validate the FBG sensor parking management system, three most common cases have been considered. This closed loop FBG parking management system can give real-time feed-back to space-guidance display board helping the driver in maneuvering the vehicle to the appropriate parking space. The proposed technique offers optimized usage of parking space for the various segments of cars and also facilitates in a conjoined automated billing system, as compared to conventional method of parking systems.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
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Keywords: Fiber Bragg grating sensor applications; smart vehicle parking management; automation of parking lot
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 11:07
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 11:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48010

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