GPS projectile vehicle tracking system
Date of Issue2014
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Vehicle tracking based on Global Positioning System (GPS) was first developed in 1960s, which has brought a certain stage of development in vehicle anti -theft evolution. However, the common vehicle tracking system is not able to meet the basic requirements of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to track the suspected vehicles. The SPF has requested for a comprehensive, simple and yet low cost tracking system to track runaway vehicle. In this dissertation, a GPS projectile vehicle tracking system to fulfill the function of tracking the target vehicle is specially developed for the SPF. The system can be divided into two parts: Tracking Device and Control Device. The development of the two devices is based on the Android Application (App) development, which offers a low cost and convenient method for the project. In this project, two Apps are successfully developed: the first App is to acquire the GPS information of the target vehicle and send SMS to the Control Device, while the second App is able to convert the GPS information into display on the Google Map. The connection between the two devices is simply through SMS. Furthermore, the specific SMS is able to activate the Apps in both devices, which allows the system to be a highly automated. The testing of the two devices is successful to fulfill the requirements of the SPF.