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dc.contributor.authorJewell, Victoria Roseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-13T08:00:10Z
dc.date.available2014-09-13T08:00:10Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-12en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:3400en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/50499
dc.description.abstractGIS are geoprocessing programs that are commonly used to store and perform calculations on terrain data, maps, and other geospatial data. GIS offers the latest terrain and building data as well as tools to process this data. This thesis considers three applications of GIS data and software: a Large Scale Radio Frequency (RF) Model, a Medium Scale RF Model, and Indoor Positioning. The Large Scale RF Model estimates RF propagation using the latest terrain data supplied in GIS for frequencies ranging from 500 MHz to 5 GHz. The Medium Scale RF Model incorporates GIS building data to model WiFi systems at 2.4 GHz for a range of up to 300m. Both Models can be used by city planners and government offcials, who commonly use GIS for other geospatial and geostatistical information, to plan wireless broadband systems using GIS. An Indoor Positioning Experiment is also conducted to see if apriori knowledge of a building size, location, shape, and number of floors can aid in the RF geolocation of a target indoors. The experiment shows that correction of a target to within a building's boundaries reduces the location error of the target, and the vertical error is reduced by nearly half.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectRF Propagationen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectIndoor Positioningen_US
dc.titleUse of GIS in Radio Frequency and Positioning Applicationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMSen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBuehrer, Richard M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReed, Jeffrey Hen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSforza, Peter Men_US


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