An Application for the Detection of Signal Strength for ESP8266 Position

Publication Date

Summer 2017

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Douglas Chelson (Director), Fatemeh Orooji, Stacy Wilson

Degree Program

Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences

Degree Type

Master of Science


Sinkholes are hazardous to buildings and their occupants, so a sensing device that can monitor underground changes is vital. Void Technology, developed in the Research and Development Center at Western Kentucky University, is creating a device that can improve monitoring for any movement underground. This device, created by Void Technology, is equipped with ESP8266, which is a Wi-Fi module that can send its information to the router in a wireless network. The focus of this thesis is on designing and developing an IOS framework application to show the signal strength capabilities in different buildings to find the optimum placement of the Void Technology devices. Each building, based on various construction materials, had different attenuations that could cause signal loss from the application to the ESP82266. The optimum place was found with this designed application. From this test experiment, it can be concluded that the application can show the signal strength based dBm. Thus, this new application is cost-effective as well as user friendly and which can help both the installer and homeowner to find the best position for installing The Void Technology with optimum signal strength.


Industrial Technology | Operational Research | Systems and Communications

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