International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Detailed analysis of consumption of the transport device by the mobile device

Ondrej Krejcar* and Dalibor Janckulik
1Department of Measurement and Control, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Centre for Applied Cybernetics, 17. Listopadu 15, Ostrava Poruba, 70833 Czech Republic. 2Department of Information Technologies, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove, 500 03, Czech Republic.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 February 2011
  •  Published: 04 March 2011


This paper deals with the gathering of GPS data and other personal information that iares used to calculate the consumption of motor vehicles. To create a basic test application for the measurement consumption (Microsoft Visual Studio, 2008), C # programming language was used. The application is designed for devices based on Windows Mobile. For testing, a few PDA devices with integrated GPS module were used. The application calculated the consumption of refuel liters (yet entered by the user) with regard to mileage, which was determined from the read coordinates of a GPS module. This information is then stored in a SQL database for further analysis. To minimize errors will aid in using the algorithms to calculate the distance in 3D space. The application reached accuracy using a suitably chosen sampling interval. The result is a relatively simple test application for the Windows Mobile platform.

Key words: GPS NMEA, distance calculation, windows mobile, measurement consumption.