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Location Aware Communication
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT. (CCSlab)
2003 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Automotive telematic systems will be as common in future cars as ABS and airbags are in current cars. These systems will provide services such as navigation aid, automatic emergency alerts, traffic and road information, information about parking possibilities, tourist information, and personalized news. All these services need a communication link to the mobile Internet to be able to work properly. In this master’s thesis General Packet Radio Service, GPRS will be investigated and evaluated as a bearer for these kinds of services. A test application was built to test the location aware communication on the field. Upstream and downstream delays, possible bottlenecks in the network, connection set-up time, characteristics of different operators, and connection breakdowns where analyzed.

The tests showed high network delays, and that many connection breakdowns occurred. The operators did not differ much when it comes to performance. One mayor drawback with GPRS is the low scalability with respect to operator’s lack of IP addresses, which will be discussed.

Conclusions of the evaluation were that only certain location-based services are suitable over GPRS with the quality of today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Automotive telematic systems, location aware communication
Keyword [sv]
Positionsbaserad kommunikation
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93110OAI: diva2:515030
Subject / course
Telecommunication Systems
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
2003-06-26, Seminar room "Gemini", Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 11:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-04-13 Created: 2012-04-11 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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