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Real Time Traffic Accident Detection System Using Wireless Sensor Network Aug 2014

Real Time Traffic Accident Detection System Using Wireless Sensor Network

Samah Senbel

Automatic vehicle accident detection is a life-saving application that is vital in today's high speed motorways. In case of motorway accidents, notification to the proper authorities must be done efficiently and expediently. The main objective of this paper is to create a Real Time Traffic Accident Detection System (RTTADS) using Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies. This paper explains the hardware prototype setup for RTTADS, the algorithms used, the advantages and the limitations of the entire system. Also the configuration of the setup and application software is elaborated. Sensors installed in a vehicle detect the accident ...


Comparison Of An Analytical Hierarchy Process And Fuzzy Axiomatic Design For Selecting Appropriate Photovoltaic Modules For Onboard Vehicle Design, Mahmoud M. Abdelhamid Dec 2013

Comparison Of An Analytical Hierarchy Process And Fuzzy Axiomatic Design For Selecting Appropriate Photovoltaic Modules For Onboard Vehicle Design, Mahmoud M. Abdelhamid

Mahmoud M Abdelhamid

In this paper, the authors present an overview of the available commercial photovoltaic (PV) module options for powering onboard vehicle applications. The authors used two decision-making methodologies to determine the evaluation factors and the decision-making criteria necessary for assessing the suitability of a particular PV module type. In both the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and the fuzzy axiomatic design (AD), the authors used at the input stage quality function deployment (QFD) to determine customer requirements for a vehicle with PV module capabilities. This approach is innovative in that evaluation depended upon data collected from PV manufacturers’ datasheets. This approach is ...