Wireless Performance Evaluation

Logo of the Wireless Networks for Smat Systems lab.

Help with the development of tools to measure and analyze wireless signal propagation in a real scenario.

Project description

Wireless communications are very difficult to predict. There are many factors affecting the quality of a signal propagating in a wireless medium (e.g., distance, interfering signals, obstructing objects and many more). Therefore, simulations and analytic results need to be combined with field measurements to verify their fitness to reality.

This project aims at providing tools and methods to help automatize the process of measuring the quality of a wireless signal. It will be in collaboration with the company Integrated Systems, a NYS-base IT service provider with 25+ years of experience. This will involve both the development of software and working with hardware in order to streamline the signal quality data acquisition and facilitate the analysis for the company.

Project outcome

  • Development of a software tool to acquire, collect and analyze data on wireless signal propagation
  • Testing the software on a real network in collaboration with a IT experts

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment A semester or longer
Start time Spring 2022 (February)
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration Small group project (2-3 students)
Benefits Academic credit; stipend
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Core partners

Project mentor

Filippo Malandra

Assistant Professor of Research

Electrical Engineering

Phone: (716) 645-1151

Email: filippom@buffalo.edu

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Preparation activities

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Electrical Engineering