College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Joseph Callenes-Sloan, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


This senior project will be the completion of an IoT asset Tracker. In today’s day and age, technology is weaving its way into every aspect of life. Because of this, we demand to know more and more information about everything that is going on in our lives. One of these needed pieces of information is knowing the location of our most valuable assets. This is the main goal of this project: to build a portable SMS driven GNSS tracking device. The device is designed to provide two methods of tracking for any mobile asset. The device will utilize a large touchscreen for easy user manipulation and a Cat-M1 cellular module for wireless communication over SMS. The first method of tracking uses a repeated location ping that uses only a user defined phone number and interval to begin operation. The second method of tracking utilizes a geofence to detect whether the device has left a predetermined radius based off of the initial location of initialization. Using either of these methods the device will provide the user an easy and reliable solution to any of their tracking needs.