GPS based vehicle tracking over GPRS for fleet management and passenger/ payload/vehicle security

Pranjoto, Hartono, Agustine, Lanny, Susilo, Yosephat Suryo and Tehuayo, Rofieko (2014) GPS based vehicle tracking over GPRS for fleet management and passenger/ payload/vehicle security. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9 (11). ISSN 1819-6608

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Global Positioning System (GPS) based vehicle tracking over General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) had been widely used in many places. This system was a combination of GPS in a vehicle to indicate its position on the geographic coordinate and a GPRS to send the data of position and other important data into a computer connected via the Internet. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a data service part of a Global System for Mobile Communications GSM cellular phone with speed from 56 kilobit per second (kbps) up to 114 kbps. Coordinate data obtained from the GPS receiver onboard the vehicle was processed fully inside the receiver unit and the output of the unit was serial data communication using TTL logic level using NMEA0183 protocol which was connected to the first serial port of a microcontroller. Before the coordinate system of the GPS passed to the GPRS unit, the microcontroller also checked the other conditions such as emergency button, power supply, internal battery and speed of vehicle. The unit had internal Lithium battery to selfsufficient its power consumption up to 10 hours. The battery could be recharged automatically from the vehicle battery with its own power management module. The lithium battery was important when the vehicle was stolen and the main battery was disconnected from the vehicle, the system could still track the vehicle. This unit was also equipped with vehicle security alert system in which when there were security breaches, the driver of the vehicle could push a hidden button and the operator would notice it almost immediately via the web page. The command for the GPRS modem and the GPS receiver modules were AT+ commands. The data received by the web server was then stored in a database on the server which contain the GPS coordinate and the time data was received. The sequence of coordinate and time were displayed on a web page in an overlay on Google Map which was freely available together with markers to indicate the location of the vehicle. The device with all the featured mentioned above has been built and shown to be working with all the conditioned mentioned above. The web page with different fleet management has been developed and shown to be working properly as indicated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fleet management, GPS assisted vehicle tracking, vehicle security alert system, vehicle geo-fence
Subjects: Engineering
Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Journal Publication
Depositing User: Ir Hartono Pranjoto,Ph.D., IPU
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 03:30
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2016 03:30

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