Faculty Advisor

Mazumder, Shamsur R

Faculty Advisor

Pahlavan, Kaveh


The objective for this project is to further develop location-based algorithms along with a specialized phone application using iBeacon™ technology. This is done in an effort to aid in the tracking of people’s distance from specific exhibits within a museum, track the room they’re in, and provide context on the exhibits throughout the museum. This information can then be compiled and sent to a cloud-based server. The project began with wide-ranging data collection in several different environments including classrooms, several museum rooms of differing sizes. This data collected, based on different transmission powers and differing distances, allowed us to obtain several pathloss models and to calculate standard deviation as well as shadow fading of the iBeacon™ devices.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2018


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering