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Bump/Pothole Detection and Analysis System

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Tolga Mert

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Transcript of Bump/Pothole Detection and Analysis System

Contents
1. Why a Vehicle System?
2. Related Work
3. Objective of the Project
4. Aims of the Project
5. Why Distinguishing Bumps and Holes is Important
6. Scope
7. System Components
8. Methodology
9. Technical Approach
10.Tasks Accomplished
11.Difficulties Encountered
12.Tasks to be completed in the second semester
What is our Motivation?
Unexpected bumps or holes on road may cause more accidents.

Possible to prevent!
Objective of the Project
Designing a motion-sensitive system to detect bump and potholes on the road.

Software development on arduino and server.

Testing the system on roads.

Data analysis.
Aims of the Project
Detecting bumps and potholes those might cause accidents on roads.

Locating the bumps and holes.

Calculating the approximate size of the holes and bumps.
Why We Distinguish Bumps and Holes
Most of bumps are intentionally placed to slow down vehicles.

Potholes are mostly undesired defects.
Scope
System consists of three main parts: hardware, software and data analysis.

Hardware includes arduino, sensors and GPS modules to collect data.

Data analysis helps converting data into usable information.

Software detects bumps/holes using data analysis results and locates them.
System Components: Hardware
Hardware consists of:
Arduino
Analog Sensor
Digital Sensor
SD Card Shield
GPS Module
LCD Screen
Any Questions
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Bump/Pothole Detection and Analysis System
Advisor:
Asst. Prof. Müjdat Soytürk

Project Members:
Aslıhan Günaydın
Tolga Mert
Tuğba Gürbüz

Analog Sensor
Arduino Mega
Digital Sensor
Methodology
Technical Approach
x-y-z axis acceleration will be obtained from 3D accelerometers.

Location will be obtained from GPS Module.

LCD will show real time data.

All data will be saved in SD Card.
Tasks Accomplished
Connections are completed.

All electronic components work well together.

System gets accelerometer and GPS data.

An LCD Screen is added to see data directly.

System writes obtained data on SD Card and shows them on LCD Screen.
GPS Module
SD Card Shield
LCD Screen
Difficulties Encountered
Insufficiency of Arduino, shield and sensor libraries.

Different baud rates of GPS and Sensors.

Absence of a vehicle to collect data from roads.

Just after falling a pothole, there is a bump effect that causes noise in data.
Tasks to be completed in the second semester
Device will be tested on vehicles.

Data will be transferred from SD card to Database.

An algorithm will be implemented to distinguish bumps and holes.

Detected bumps and holes will be located.
Related Work
A Pothole Detection System from India.

Detects only potholes.

Wi-Fi used.

Only close vehicles warned.
System Components: Software
Software consists of:
Main Controller
Analyzing Algorithm
Shield Libraries
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References
Rode, S., "A pot-Hole Detection System using Wi-Fi", (Master's Degree Thesis), Indian Institute of Technology, 2007

Arduino official Web Site, http://arduino.cc/

ADXL345 3-Axis Acceleration of Gravity Module,
http://bildr.org/20011/03/adxl345-arduino/
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