Low level sensor fusion on Android platform

OData support
Supervisor:
Dr. Kovácsházy Tamás
Department of Measurement and Information Systems

Smartphones are very popular nowadays. Amongst smartphone operating systems, the Android is particularly popular. Android is a Google product witch was created on purpose to provide a standard, open source operating system for mobile devices. A key factor behind Android's success is that there are a lot of enthusiastic Android developers around the world, who practice the development as a leisure activity. Common examples of such developments is to port Android oprating system on a non-Android phone. The sujbect of my thesis is to prepare the orientation sensor to a smartphone with ported Android. An orientation sensor is a physically not existing, virtual sensor, witch can determine the orientation of the phone using data form the phone's accelerometer and magnetometer.

In my thesis I examine accelero- and magnetometers, and then I analyse how is it possible to determine the orientation with sensorfusion.

In addition I examine the Earth's magnetic and gravitational fields, witch is essential to properly understand the data from the sensors. Than I present the general benefits of sensorfusion. I also present the sensors of the phone in details and the Android sensormanager subsystem.

At the end of my thesis I introduce the development process and the testing of the completed orientation modul.

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