PIC Based Model of an Intelligent Gate Controller
Philip A. Adewuyi1, Muniru O. Okelola2, Adewale O. Jemilehin3
1P. A. Adewuyi, Mechatronics Engineering Department, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria.
2M. O. Okelola, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
3A. O. Jemilehin, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, Ladoke Akintola University of  Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on January 26, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on February 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2013. | PP: 601-605 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013.  | Retrieval Number: C1171022313/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: To have an idea is good but to have the idea replicated with a good model is better. This explains the decision to have sensitive places protected, using an intelligent gate controller system, from unwanted individuals or group of individuals that usually take advantages of loose security systems at the point of entry. The microcontroller used for this model is PIC16F84A programmed using “miKro Basic pro for pic”. This microcontroller serves as the main controller linking the software components with the hardware components. Features that serve as the input are the face of the driver as well as the plate number of the vehicle. These features are extracted using pattern recognition protocols and processed in Luxand SDK interface and character recognition is done using the OCR tool. In addition, voice control module is embedded in the design using Java programming language to make the process audible via a speech rendering element. This model is built using hardware components, such as; electronic switches in form of relays, the 12V step down transformer, a wooden cabinet, surveillance cameras, dc motor, a monitor, and a host of others.
Keywords: DC motor, microcontroller, mikro Basic, OCR, Surveillance, voice recognition.