One of the main problems in current Global
Positioning System (GPS) is the slow duration on updating the position. Moreover, current system uses two separated devices for a single purpose which consumes more power. This research develops a GPS tracking system which provides real time current
position information by using High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and Enhance Data for Global System for Mobile Communication Evolution (EDGE) technology, and uses a single device to obtain and send its location. The system was designed to send and track data by which the stability, the level of system response, and the availability of the system were continually measured. The experiment result showed that the mean interval for updating data under HSDPA connection was better than EDGE. By using HSDPA, it was observed that the fastest interval
recorded in the database was 1 second. Additionally, the tracking operation could be done between Android devices and web based system simultaneously, by which the receiver could also be used as the coordinate sender and the sender could also be used as the coordinate receiver.
Mulia R. B, King S, Budiawan Y. H, Tanutama D. I. L. S and Hedwig D. R. (2015). Real Time Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracking Implementation using Android and Web Based System. Internetworking Indonesia Journal, 7 (1), 9-12.
GPS, HSDPA, EDGE, Android based, mobile network.