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Bluetooth Low Energy and Indoor Location Tracking

Johnson Space Center (JSC) - Internship
The Human Interface Branch at the NASA Johnson Space Center is developing wearable technologies for use in human spaceflight. The Wearable Electronics Application and Research (WEAR) Lab is focused on wearable display, control, and sensing systems for use in shirtsleeve environments such as the International Space Station and Lunar/Martian habitats. This requires developing small, low power, and comfortable electronics that have intuitive interfaces and can be worn for long durations. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= The selected students will join the WEAR Lab team and develop solutions for indoor location tracking. The students will be evaluating the Estimote Location Beacons for their reliability and accuracy. The students will also explore using Wi-Fi and their received signal strength for a rough estimation of indoor location.
Internship Facts
Session(s): Spring 2018
Available slots: 1
Academic Level(s): College - Freshman
College - Sophomore
College - Junior
College - Senior
Pursuing Masters
Pursuing Doctorate
Pursuing Post Doctorate
Academic Discipline(s): Engineering - Computer Eng
Engineering - Electrical Eng.
Technology - Electronics
Technology - Information Technology
Technology - Software Eng.
Technology - Systems Eng./Design
Technology - Comp Science
NASA Center/Facility Name: Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Building Number/Name & Room Number 44 / 268-A
Work Environment Laboratory Office Setting
Expected outcome: The students will produce prototypes, support evaluations, and document findings in line with ongoing WEAR Lab projects.
Student's special skills: Wearable technology R&D requires a diverse range of skills that won't be held by any individual student. The WEAR Lab team will identify specific tasks that leverage the students' abilities. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= This specific opportunity needs: Software Development (C, C++, Java, Python, Swift, Objective C, iOS/Android App Development), Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Hardware/Software Prototyping. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= WEAR Lab general needs: Software Development (C++, Data Management Systems, Hardware/Software Prototyping, App Development), Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Textiles, Embroidery, Garment Manufacturing, and Human Factors. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= All candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively in small interdisciplinary teams.