Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
John A. Saghri
The Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is a digital radio system that allows transmission of data using an analog FM radio link. APRS allows position, brief messages, and other data to be distributed across a network, independent of infrastructure, making it ideal for applications such as search and rescue, asset management, and event tracking, while maintaining low cost and operating even when cellular and internet services are unavailable. This project encompasses the design, build, and test of a compact, low-cost APRS transmitter, which will include a 5W radio, GPS, and LCD-based user interface, to allow full utilization of APRS.