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International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology, 2020, 2(3); doi: 10.25236/IJFET.2020.020306.

Speed Measurement Algorithm for Subway Entering Station Based on Light Reflection


Ruiqi Liu, Duozhi Qin, Bo Hu

Corresponding Author:
Bo Hu

College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Guangxi University of Science and Technology, Liuzhou 545006, China


The monitoring of subway entry speed is mainly done by subway hardware equipment such as transponders in the existing subway control system. In order to establish external feedback that does not rely on subway hardware equipment, a visual measurement algorithm of subway entry speed based on light reflection is proposed based on the video of entering subway on the platform. After converting the subway entry video into an image sequence, firstly use the reflection phenomenon of the fixed light source on the subway compartment to segment each frame of image. Then, according to the different changes of the reflective pixel area in the door and window of the subway subway, the door frame and the window frame are detected in the image sequence. Finally, the length of the carriage and the number of frames that the carriage passes through the fixed light source are used to determine the subway's entry speed. This method is used to conduct experiments for the network acquisition of video. Through analysis and calculation, the average speed of the subway when the first to sixth carriages pass the light reflection position are 36.6m/s, 33m/s, 31.4m/s, 26.4m/ s, 20.6m/s, 9.6m/s. This shows that this method can realize the detection of subway entry speed, thereby establishing closed-loop feedback outside the subway hardware.


Subway Entering Station, Light Reflection, Speed Measurement

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Ruiqi Liu, Duozhi Qin, Bo Hu. Speed Measurement Algorithm for Subway Entering Station Based on Light Reflection. International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology (2020), Vol. 2, Issue 3: 55-62. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFET.2020.020306.


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