Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R


The goal of this project was the development of a many-to-many digital wireless music distribution system. While other wireless audio technologies exist, none offer the unique combination of many-to-many scalability, lossless digital transmission, source control, and universal connectivity to home audio equipment. As our primary deliverable, we developed a two-by-two proof of concept of this system on x86-based single board computers with 802.11a/g capability. We developed software enabling source units to distribute audio data to receiver units over an ad hoc network using multicast. We also designed hardware for wireless RF transmission of infrared remote control commands back to the audio source. Testing was performed to verify the range and scalability of the wireless link.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering