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Automated Air Baggage Security Enhancements with Biometric Recognition using Programmable Logic Controller

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 96 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2014
D. Anitha Jebakumari
Kirthini Godweena. A
Kavyaa. R

Anitha D Jebakumari, Kirthini Godweena. A and Kavyaa. R. Article: Automated Air Baggage Security Enhancements with Biometric Recognition using Programmable Logic Controller. International Journal of Computer Applications 96(2):12-17, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {D. Anitha Jebakumari and Kirthini Godweena. A and Kavyaa. R},
	title = {Article: Automated Air Baggage Security Enhancements with Biometric Recognition using Programmable Logic Controller},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {96},
	number = {2},
	pages = {12-17},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


This work intends to automate and provide a secure, human intervention- free air baggage security cum access system. The project aims to automate, minimize and quicken the process of air baggage handling and also reduce the discrepancies involved. The simulation has been explained in four phases. The first phase shows the RFID tag generator along with the fingerprint sensor. The second phase shows how the baggage is diverted according to the RFID tags to the respective airplanes. The third phase illustrates how the baggage is being transported to the airplanes using a long ramp like conveyor. The fourth phase illustrates the process being carried out at the destination. As for the hardware model, the hardware components such as PLC, RFID, conveyor, Finger-print sensor have been identified. The present conveyor however is made resistant to abrasion and impacts and observes the feature of quiet running. Concerning the model prototype set, a modular plastic conveyor is used. The PLC identified is defined for twelve inputs and eight outputs. The RFID is designed using the PIC microcontroller.


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