The design of an intelligent parking system using wireless sensor networks and multi-protocol label switching

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bagula, Antoine en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mwebaze, Anthony en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-28T05:41:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-28T05:41:04Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mwebaze, A. 2009. The design of an intelligent parking system using wireless sensor networks and multi-protocol label switching. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14411
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-57). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The challenge of parking management has increasingly posed the need for smart solutions. Motorists in today's busy world seek the best option in locating available parking points. The need for an efficient parking system stems from increased congestion, motor vehicle pollution, driver frustration and fatigue to mention but a few. This study was conducted at a time when the world was experiencing a financial crisis and more than ever motorists needed intelligent parking systems to reduce the cost of gas spent driving around to find parking. Indeed, the time spent driving around would be beneficial if used to do work that would put one at an advantage in the credit recession. The study was also conducted at a time when South Africa was preparing to host the 2010 soccer world cup. In the preparation to manage motor vehicle congestion, this study was a viable solution to manage the expected challenge of parking. This study presents the design and illustrates the performance of an intelligent parking system based on an integrated architecture where (1) Wireless Sensor networks (WSNs) using Small Programmable Object Technology (SPOT) motes are launched into parking places to monitor the activity of the parking area through light intensity sensing and (2) the sensed information is gathered and channeled through a gateway into databases used for parking space visualization and information dissemination over the World Wide Web technology and mobile devices via a Multi Protocol label Switching (MPLS) network. Using an illustrative simulation model of a small parking system built around a new generation of SUNspot motes, the study demonstrates how a real life smart parking iv system can be deployed to benefit motorists in today's busy World and serves as a foundation to future work on how this emerging generation of motes can be used to provide better ways of finding parking. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Computer Science en_ZA
dc.title The design of an intelligent parking system using wireless sensor networks and multi-protocol label switching en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Computer Science en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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