Poster or Presentation Title

Wifi Locator

Location

Virtual | Room 4

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

7-4-2021 4:30 PM

End Date

7-4-2021 4:45 PM

Department

Computer Science

Abstract

Wi-Fi Locator - A Mobile Application for Determining Location Inside a Building

The Wi-Fi locator mobile phone application Is designed to find a user’s location within a building where no GPS signals are available. The program uses a “digital fingerprint method,” that correlates the signal strengths of nearby Wi-Fi access points to signal strengths measured at locations it has encountered in the past. Users can assign names and other attributes to individual locations. There are many possible uses for this technology including tagging locations with relevant information (a kind of geographical Internet) , triggering other applications (for example turning your cell phone ringer off when you enter a classroom) and locating someone in a building (for use by emergency services to locate someone in need of help).

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Randy Ribler

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Wifi Locator

Virtual | Room 4

Wi-Fi Locator - A Mobile Application for Determining Location Inside a Building

The Wi-Fi locator mobile phone application Is designed to find a user’s location within a building where no GPS signals are available. The program uses a “digital fingerprint method,” that correlates the signal strengths of nearby Wi-Fi access points to signal strengths measured at locations it has encountered in the past. Users can assign names and other attributes to individual locations. There are many possible uses for this technology including tagging locations with relevant information (a kind of geographical Internet) , triggering other applications (for example turning your cell phone ringer off when you enter a classroom) and locating someone in a building (for use by emergency services to locate someone in need of help).