Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander


The purpose of this project is to create a software defined radio based transmitter that can mimic the signals of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors. The team used an amplifying receiver to read signals as well as decode data. The transmitter was built using a software defined radio running MATLAB code. The team conducted a series of tests to verify the functionality of the pseudo transmitter using both computer simulation and over-the-air and with a real vehicle. The results of the tests verified that the pseudo transmitter can communicate properly with the receiver of the previous project as well as a real TPMS receiver in a vehicle. The results of this project are useful in identifying breaches in the TPMS security and offering data for developing a more secure TPMS.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering