Abstract

A common method of connecting to the internet is a wireless network. These networks can be monitored to discover the area of their coverage, but commercial receivers don't always provide the most accurate results. A software-defined radio was programmed to sniff wireless signals and tested against a commercial receiver and the results were compared. The results suggest that the software-defined radio performs at least as well as the commercial receiver in distance measurements and significantly better in samples taken per minute. It was determined that the software-defined radio is a viable replacement for a commercial receiver in 3D heat mapping.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology

Rights

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Date Submitted

2019-12-01

Document Type

Thesis

Keywords

software-defined radio, WiFi, security, heat map

Language

english

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Engineering Commons

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