Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer and Information Technology

Committee Chair

Anthony H. Smith

Committee Member 1

Baijian Yang

Committee Member 2

J. Eric Dietz


In a fast-paced technological society, advances in wireless networking show potential to save lives. Communication is key to notifying Emergency Medical Services of a potentially deadly accident in near real-time. This paper will discuss the use of low powered wireless devices transmitting life-saving information autonomously. Current and planned technologies used in vehicles are built-in, costly, and vulnerable to physical destruction. Using an independent system can offer both old and new vehicles primary and secondary communication. The results from this research study show that vehicles can use DigiMesh as a viable solution, although relative velocity affects its performance.