Jonathan Arbib

Tag: Roehampton University Computing


Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Systems

by on Jun.28, 2011, under RU Projects

Look at the talk on Messing Around with Garage Doors from the 25C3 conference in 2008. This talk provides the background information on the technology behind RKE systems. A student carrying out this project would be required to design and implement such a system in a lab environment. All equipment will be provided.

 

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Indoor location tracking

by on Jun.28, 2011, under RU Projects

This project revolves around the use of open source technologies (software and hardware) to design a location tracking device. For this project students will be required to roll out a working implementation of this technology, analyse it, and investigate different applications which this technology can be used for. More information on this project can be found on the project website http://www.openbeacon.org/. Attention should be given to the section OpenBeacon Applications (Social Networking, RFID Realtime Tracking System, Indoor Locationing and Wireless Remote Control System).

 

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GPS Tracker on Alix 3d3

by on Jun.28, 2011, under RU Projects

This is a short description of the requirements needed to carry out this project

For this project you need to have good knowledge of Linux, you will need to learn a scripting language such as bash, and possibly some PHP knowledge.
To learn about bash you can look on these links:
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-Guide/html/
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html
http://linuxconfig.org/Bash_scripting_Tutorial

The device that you will be using as your hardware platform is a “PC Engines – Alix 3d3”
Some info here
http://pcengines.ch/alix3d3.htm
This device is now running a modified version of Debian called “Voyage Linux” and you can find information on that here:
http://linux.voyage.hk/

Some work has already been done in the following:
– Bloetooth USB dongle is recognized by system
– Able to pair Bluetooth GPS with Dongle
– Able to receive RAW GPS data

The steps that you would need to carry out are the following (subject to change, and not all need to implemented depending on how much work they are):
– poll GPS device regularly (every second?) and interpret and store GPS data (and other info) in a Database (it’s a simple command to do this)
– send Data to a Remote server (this is the big part of the project) and ensure duplicate data is not sent (to save bandwidth and time)
– design a simple map to display track or points gathered by GPS (not hard and can be done with Google Maps)

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