Mobile platform of altitude measurement based on a smartphone

Paweł Roszkowski , Marcin Kowalczyk


The article presents a low cost, fully - functional meter of altitude and pressure changes in a form of mobile application controlled by Android OS (operating system). The measurements are possible due to pressure sensor inserted in majority of latest modern mobile phones, which are known as smartphones. Using their computing capabilities and other equipment components like GPS receiver in connection with data from the sensor enabled authors to create a sophisticated handheld measuring platform with many unique features. One of them is a drawing altitude maps mode in which user can create maps of altitude changes just by moving around examined area. Another one is a convenient mode for altitude measurement. It is also extended with analysis tools which provide a possibility to compare measured values by displaying the data in a form of plots. The platform consists of external backup server, where the user can secure all gathered data. Moreover, the results of measurement's accuracy examination process which was executed after building the solution were shown. At the end, the realized meter of altitude was compared to other popular altimeters, which are available on the market currently.
Author Paweł Roszkowski
Paweł Roszkowski,,
, Marcin Kowalczyk (FEIT / IT)
Marcin Kowalczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Pages100311W-1 - 100311W-9
Publication size in sheets0.3
Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Proc. SPIE. 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, vol. 10031, 2016, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010 USA , SPIE , ISBN 9781510604858, [781510604865 (electronic) ], 1170 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2257157
Keywords in Englishaltitude meter, height meter, mobile platform, sensor, pressure
ProjectThe Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7868, start date 27-04-2015, end date 31-12-2016, IT/2015/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
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