Faculty Advisor

Mazumder, Shamsur R

Faculty Advisor

Pahlavan, Kaveh


The objective of this project was to develop a system and smart phone application using BLE technology to determine location and parking availability in parking garages. This task was achieved with the use of localization algorithms and probabilistic models to accurately determine a user’s location in comparison to any empty parking spaces and alert the user of the spot's vacancy. This project was based on a path-loss model, which was determined based on the received signal strength from the iBeacon devices inside a test parking garage located at WPI. The information from this path-loss model helped create some probabilistic models utilizing the Cramer-Rao Lower Bound for accuracy, which was later used to compare with the localization algorithms implemented in the smartphone application.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2018


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


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Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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