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Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1309; doi:10.3390/s16081309

SiDIVS: Simple Detection of Inductive Vehicle Signatures with a Multiplex Resonant Sensor

Department of Electronics and Systems, University of A Coruña, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 29 June 2016 / Revised: 13 August 2016 / Accepted: 15 August 2016 / Published: 17 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)

Abstract

This work provides a system capable of obtaining simultaneous inductive signatures of vehicles traveling on a roadway with minimal cost. Based on Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) with multiple oscillators, one for each inductive loop, the proposed system detects the presence of vehicles by means of a shift in the oscillation period of the selected loop and registers the signature of the detected vehicles by measuring the duration of a fixed number of oscillator pulses. In order to test the system in an actual environment, we implement a prototype that we denote as SiDIVS (Simple Detection of Inductive Vehicle Signatures) and acquire different vehicle inductive signatures under real scenarios. We also test the robustness of the detector by simulating the effect of noise on the signature acquisition. View Full-Text
Keywords: data acquisition; inductive loop detector; instrumentation and measurements; intelligent transportation systems; multiplex systems; vehicle inductive signature data acquisition; inductive loop detector; instrumentation and measurements; intelligent transportation systems; multiplex systems; vehicle inductive signature
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Lamas-Seco, J.J.; Castro, P.M.; Dapena, A.; Vazquez-Araujo, F.J. SiDIVS: Simple Detection of Inductive Vehicle Signatures with a Multiplex Resonant Sensor. Sensors 2016, 16, 1309.

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