Date

3-2012

Degree Name

BS in Computer Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Hugh Smith

Abstract

With the widespread use of smart phones and the advancement of WiFi technologies, people now have the Internet at their fingertips at all times. Home automation and control has the possibility of becoming the next big technology that can utilize the abundant availability of the Internet. This paper documents the findings and results of a project aimed at developing the infrastructure needed for a home automation system that is accessible anywhere. We implemented a system that utilized a web enabled ethernet connection and RF wireless technology to control AC outlets and provide the user with feedback information about the status of their home. This system included the development of a microprocessor based control, sensor, and base nodes and a web based interface.