Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Electrical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Research Sponsor

Gregory Lewis

First Reader

Ryan Toonen

Second Reader

Nathan Ida


The objective of this design project is to develop a system that can determine the location of an implemented beacon. The main operating technique used in determining the location is RSSI multilateration. The system consists of a beacon, network transmitters, mobile users, core processing and an interface with each software component for data transmission. The beacon is only an RF transmitter; therefore, receivers need to be able to interpret the signal of the beacon. In order to determine the location of the beacon from the receivers, the locations of the receivers must be known. The network transmitters’ act as a fixed grid to determine the location of the receivers and once that location is processed; multilateration is performed again to find the location of the beacon.