Date of Award

8-2013

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Ala Al-Fuquaha

Second Advisor

Dr. Dionysisos Kountanis

Third Advisor

Dr. Moussa Ayyash

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Here is a method for using the phase of an HF radio signal for use in location analysis. This computation is implemented in a software defined radio processing block in the GNU Radio environment. The signals analyzed are received by an Ettus Research USRP SDR. We created a phase analysis system called WMU Rootsync, which compares the roots of a received signal to the roots of a generated reference signal for the phase analysis. This research describes a prototype method for phase analysis only. Future projects may use these ideas differently than presented here. We intend for future projects to use this phase information to measure distance for use in location analysis in turn used to help persons navigate in areas where GPS or other alternatives may not function or may otherwise be impractical.

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