Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2017.


Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Ahmed Amer


Currently, there is no way to accurately track a mobile devices position in a given space without the use of GPS or WiFi. This means that people who are interested in understanding where they currently are in relationship to other people or landmarks and do not have access to these technologies are not able to get accurate location information. In many cases, GPS and WiFi fail to provide the accuracy required to provide useful information as well.

Our solution is a software layer that utilizes existing bluetooth hardware to create a highly accurate relative positioning system. The software layer utilizes a variety of algorithms to interpret the relative signal strength of known bluetooth transmitters and can return a useful, representation of where a smartphone or other bluetooth device is under certain circumstances. The framework offers a software solution that is cheap and highly distributable due to the fact that it utilizes existing hardware technologies.