Faculty Advisor

Agu, Emmanuel O.

Abstract

The purpose of this Major Qualifying Project was to create a platform independent, software-only, indoor geolocation solution. Locus utilizes the existing 802.11b Wireless Local Area Network infrastructure without using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or proprietary tags. Locus was designed using object-oriented techniques and implemented in Java with platform dependent modules clearly abstracted. The proximity-based location sensing algorithm compares runtime signal strength values to pre-recorded calibration values. Location is displayed on an actual floor plan using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science

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