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Smart Parking Deck, Ryne Turner, Matthew Mcdade, Julie Aichinger, Laveréna Wienclaw Jan 2019

Smart Parking Deck, Ryne Turner, Matthew Mcdade, Julie Aichinger, Laveréna Wienclaw

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The Smart Parking Deck employs elementary circuit design elements and mobile application development. Each device module uses laser proximity sensors to check the availability of an individual parking space and a Zigbee unit to communicate with the adjacent device module. The modules are connected to a network hub that manages all of the incoming and outgoing parking data. This data is displayed on the mobile application. The system is easily manageable and energy efficient, significantly decreasing the costs associated with other smart parking systems on the market. This system is aimed at decreasing commute time for students by allowing them ...


Wifi Gate Guard: A Captive Portal Implementation For Home Networks, Ben Blumenberg May 2018

Wifi Gate Guard: A Captive Portal Implementation For Home Networks, Ben Blumenberg

Computer Science and Software Engineering

WiFi Gate Guard aims to improve the user experience for authentication on home wireless networks, by alleviating some of the hardships causes by passwords and by offering a platform on which further security enhancements could be built. It accomplishes this by using captive portal technology, making it extremely easy for guests to authenticate without needing to ask for a password. Home network administrators can approve or deny access using a simple iOS app. WiFi Gate Guard is built to run on basic home routers, with minimal other hardware requirements. Once it’s up and running, passwords never need to be ...


Pinpoint: Location Beacon And Tracking, Ezequiel Lopez Iii Jun 2016

Pinpoint: Location Beacon And Tracking, Ezequiel Lopez Iii

Computer Engineering

The purpose of Pinpoint was to create a device that can collect and transmit location information for multiple users on a wireless network. The device would be used to keep track of and communicate with other users nearby. The final design includes a touchscreen display as a graphical user interface (GUI), an XBee RF module for wireless networking, a GPS receiver for location tracking, and a Programmable System on a Chip (PSoC) to control the modules.


Duck Watch: A Smart System For Public Lap Pools, Daniel Griffith, Jill Thetford Jun 2016

Duck Watch: A Smart System For Public Lap Pools, Daniel Griffith, Jill Thetford

Computer Engineering

This paper presents Duck Watch, a proof of concept for a smart swimming pool. With our system, a swimmer will be able to log on to our website prior to leaving his or her house to help them decide if the conditions are favorable to go to a public lap swimming pool. Our system will inform the user of a number of environmental factors such as water temperature, exterior temperature, and humidity, as well as whether or not there are any open lanes currently.


Wireless Network Intrusion Detection System, Calvin Jia Liang May 2014

Wireless Network Intrusion Detection System, Calvin Jia Liang

Computer Engineering

The Wireless Network Intrusion Detection System is a network-based intrusion detection system (IDS) that listens on a wireless network. The IDS device is a self-contained single-board-computer capable of monitoring the user’s wireless network, detecting suspicious network traffic, and reporting to the user via email. The device has two network interfaces: the wireless interface is used to monitor network traffic, and the wired interface is used to configure the system and to send out detection alerts. The system requires minimal setup, configuration, and maintenance. It is a relatively inexpensive device that tries to improve user’s situational-awareness of one’s ...


Adaptive Wireless Communications: Mimo Channels And Networks, Daniel Bliss, Siddhartan Govindasamy May 2013

Adaptive Wireless Communications: Mimo Channels And Networks, Daniel Bliss, Siddhartan Govindasamy

Siddhartan Govindasamy

Adopting a balanced mix of theory, algorithms and practical design issues, this comprehensive volume explores cutting-edge applications in adaptive wireless communications and the implications these techniques have for future wireless network performance. Presenting practical concerns in the context of different strands from information theory, parameter estimation theory, array processing and wireless communication, the authors present a complete picture of the field. Topics covered include advanced multiple-antenna adaptive processing, ad hoc networking, MIMO, MAC protocols, space-time coding, cellular networks and cognitive radio, with the significance and effects of both internal and external interference a recurrent theme throughout. A broad, self-contained technical ...


On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang Feb 2011

On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang

Departmental Papers (ESE)

With network components increasingly reliable, routing is playing an ever greater role in determining network reliability. This has spurred much activity in improving routing stability and reaction to failures, and rekindled interest in centralized routing solutions, at least within a single routing domain. Centralizing decisions eliminates uncertainty and many inconsistencies, and offers added flexibility in computing routes that meet different criteria. However, it also introduces new challenges; especially in reacting to failures where centralization can increase latency. This paper leverages the flexibility afforded by centralized routing to address these challenges. Specifically, we explore when and how standby backup forwarding options ...


On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin-Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang Oct 2010

On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin-Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang

Lixin Gao

With network components increasingly reliable, routing is playing an ever greater role in determining network reliability. This has spurred much activity in improving routing stability and reaction to failures, and rekindled interest in centralized routing solutions, at least within a single routing domain. Centralizing decisions eliminates uncertainty and many inconsistencies, and offers added flexibility in computing routes that meet different criteria. However, it also introduces new challenges; especially in reacting to failures where centralization can increase latency. This paper leverages the flexibility afforded by centralized routing to address these challenges. Specifically, we explore when and how standby backup forwarding options ...


Http 1.2: Distributed Http For Load Balancing Server Systems, Graham M. O'Daniel Jun 2010

Http 1.2: Distributed Http For Load Balancing Server Systems, Graham M. O'Daniel

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Content hosted on the Internet must appear robust and reliable to clients relying on such content. As more clients come to rely on content from a source, that source can be subjected to high levels of load. There are a number of solutions, collectively called load balancers, which try to solve the load problem through various means. All of these solutions are workarounds for dealing with problems inherent in the medium by which content is served thereby limiting their effectiveness. HTTP, or Hypertext Transport Protocol, is the dominant mechanism behind hosting content on the Internet through websites. The entirety of ...


Touch Screen Sound Controller, James Fenley, Jonathan Law Jun 2010

Touch Screen Sound Controller, James Fenley, Jonathan Law

Electrical Engineering

The Touch Screen Sound Controller sets out to explore the use of a touch screen as a sound control interface for the disk jockey profession. In addition, the project aims to provide an alternate means of transferring audio data by way of TCP/IP communications as opposed to MIDI. By applying our method, a user may stream pulse-code modulated data from a server onto a client’s RAM via an Ethernet connection. A 32bit, 200MHz ARM9 microprocessor addresses data from the RAM and proceeds with executing DSP instructions from the user. The connection between the touch screen and the central ...


On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin-Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang Dec 2009

On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin-Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang

Departmental Papers (ESE)

With network components increasingly reliable, routing is playing an ever greater role in determining network reliability. This has spurred much activity in improving routing stability and reaction to failures, and rekindled interest in centralized routing solutions, at least within a single routing domain. Centralizing decisions eliminates uncertainty and many inconsistencies, and offers added flexibility in computing routes that meet different criteria. However, it also introduces new challenges; especially in reacting to failures where centralization can increase latency. This paper leverages the flexibility afforded by centralized routing to address these challenges. Specifically, we explore when and how standby backup forwarding options ...


Equivalent Capacity And Its Application To Bandwidth Allocation In High-Speed Networks, Roch A. Guérin, Hamid Ahmadi, Mahmoud Naghshineh Sep 1991

Equivalent Capacity And Its Application To Bandwidth Allocation In High-Speed Networks, Roch A. Guérin, Hamid Ahmadi, Mahmoud Naghshineh

Departmental Papers (ESE)

High-speed fast-packet-switched network architectures are capable of supporting a wide range of connections with different bandwidth requirements and traffic characteristics. While this environment provides increased flexibility in supporting various services, its dynamic nature poses difficult traffic control problems when trying to achieve efficient use of network resources. One such a problem is the issue of bandwidth management and allocation. Because of the statistical multiplexing of all connections at the physical layer and the variations of connections bit rate, it is important to characterize, for a given Grade-Of-Service (GOS), both the effective bandwidth requirement of a single connection and the aggregate ...