INAE Monthly E-News Letter Vol. VIII, Issue 3, March 1, 2017

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Prof BS Murty
Prof Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Prof Pradip Dutta
Prof Manoj K Tiwari
Prof Sanjay Mittal
Prof Prasun K Roy
Brig Rajan Minocha

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Mysuru Students Design Smart Streetlights That Cut Energy Consumption by Half!

A Brainchild of G Arjun, CG Meghana, Abhishek Mayya, HN Abhishek, and R Chethan, all students of VidyaVikas Institute of Engineering and Technology’s electrical and electronics department; the motion sensor-enabled lights developed by them will turn on when a vehicle approaches, shine bright when it comes closer, and fade out as it passes by.

Called ‘smart highway’, the technology, which uses a wireless sensor network, is capable of saving up to 60% energy as compared to regular streetlights that are lit all night.“When a vehicle approaches a streetlight pole, the light will turn brighter. As the vehicle passes by, it will turn dim, saving power. It will help save 60% of energy,” said KB Cauvery, associate professor of the electrical and electronics department, reported according to The Times of India.The professor added that with the streetlights in automatic mode, “the sensor triggers the microcontroller to turn the LEDs to full brightness whenever a person or a vehicle approaches it and turns dim later.”The students spent around Rs 15,000 on the project, and took about eight months to complete it. They recently participated in an innovation expo, Switch Global Expo 2016, in Vadodara.

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