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ObjectiveWhite Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a test and
evaluation command center where various test missions commonly occur. Roadblocks
go hand in hand with missions and currently, security personnel usually take an
hour before and an hour after the mission to set up and disassemble
roadblocks.For this reason, the objective of The Rockets is to create an
electronic monitoring System that will give protection for this protected roads
with no necessity of having security personnel on the road.
AbstractTo bring the Electronic Monitoring System into the
mainstream, The Rockets will first develop the hardware necessary in detecting
the problems. The hardware will be chosen carefully in order to produce the
proper data, which will be transmitted. This chosen hardware will consist of two
antennas that produces a magnetic field. Once the field is disturbed that metal
detector will send a signal to an AVR chip. The AVR chip is sampling the
frequency signal. When the frequency drops below a threshold frequency, the AVR chip
will send a signal to a transmitter. The signal is then received and read by a computer.
Once the software receives the data, it will evaluate the information and distribute
it accordingly. The data will compare the different transmission times in order
to determine the direction and set off the alarms. The software will also
compare the digital signal to determine the location of the alarm. Labview will
provide a folder, which will allow the user to review previous alarms and its
times. In order to interface all the components already mentioned, The Rockets'
team members will have to develop various digital circuits in order to fit the
given outputs and inputs required. Also, some power supplies will be required
for the sensors.
IssuesFor more information about the components and the
software needed for the implementation of this project, please refer to the
This diagram gives an idea of how this project will be set up:
Conclusion (or Current State of Project)
This project was successfully implemented on printed circuit boards; it was tested outdoors using medium and large size cars. The work remaining is to enclose the circuits into a weather protected box.