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ISSN : 2394-6849 (Online)

International Journal of Engineering Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering(IJERECE)

Monthly Journal for Electronics and Communication Engineering

Open Access Journal

International Journal of Engineering Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering(IJERECE)

Monthly Journal for Electronics and Communication Engineering
Call For Paper : Vol. 9, Issue 5 2022

ISSN : 2394-6849 (Online)

Design and Fabrication of Self Balancing Mass Commuting Pod using Gyroscope

Author : Poorna R Prabhu 1 Kevin John Mathew 2 Namita A.R 3 Soumya S Kumar 4 Veena Sai G.J 5

Date of Publication :20th June 2019

Abstract: The arising problem of global traffic on roads is mainly due to the ever increasing amount of vehicles being mass produced every year thus causing congestion and larger time gaps to commute between places. The proposed design is a large pod which are mounted on two legs that helps it travel over the traffic present on the road. The pod is self-balancing with the help of a gyroscope and a gimbal system. The gyroscope here acts as an actuator and not a sensor. When the vehicle tends to tilt from the vertical axis, an induced torque is applied to the gyroscope system and the vehicle will be corrected back to the axis due to the opposing gyroscopic reaction moment. We have designed and fabricated a system which will be able to efficiently transport the same amount of people travelling in a metro system without having to build the structures for it thus reducing costs. It is designed to run purely on solar energy with the help of solar panels on top of it. The traffic below will be unaffected as it requires a single rail path in between both the sides of the roads and also the space above the ground is highly unutilized. The legs which are contractible is realized using a scissor lift mechanism which can be replaced with a much more efficient hydraulic system for future uses. The added advantage of the system is that it can manually be run on custom paths and not just a pre-defined path making it useful in scenarios of extreme emergencies such as floods and also for ambulances and fire trucks built using this design.

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