Faculty Advisor

Pahlavan, Kaveh


ZigBee is a new technology for implementation of sensor networks; its indoor geolocation capabilities are unknown. This Major Qualifying Project evaluates the performance of ZigBee sensor networks when implemented for RSS-based indoor geolocation. A testbed for ZigBee localization was developed after extensive research, testing, and channel modeling. Using the testbed, four localization algorithms have been evaluated in LOS and OLOS scenarios. The results provide for empirical quantitative performance evaluation of a ZigBee sensor network when it is used for localization.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering