Implementation, testing and validation report for fuel anti-theft and usage control system
Othieno, Richard Okoth
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Project Description Fuel Anti-Theft and Usage Control System is a GSM based embedded system which uses very few electronic components. It will be compact and can be mounted on any kind of vehicle, generator or fuel pump easily. The system is able to alert the user about any imminent activity on the fuel tank, for example when the fuel tank is opened and there is a sharp decrease in the fuel level (fuel siphoning), an alarm is set and an SMS sent to the user. This will enable the user to take immediate action. The system will compute fuel levels at the start and stop of every journey and also after refueling since some fuel stations today have frauds in the pumps which display the amount as entered but the quantity of fuel filled in the customer’s tank is less than the displayed value. It will also act as a back up to the gauges as it will be able to determine real time values of fuel levels as they refuel and sends fuel details in form of GET requests with the readings to a web server running a custom Database and PHP application, the PHP application will store the values when new GET requests are received and also serve the page that displays the information. This will enable the company to perform some statistics to help them evaluate the efficiency of their engines in terms of fuel consumption.