Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer and Information Technology

Committee Chair

Anthony H. Smith

Committee Member 1

J. Eric Dietz

Committee Member 2

Baijian Yang

Committee Member 3

Nicole Hands


A wireless network is needed that can be taken into natural disaster areas. This network could use rapid requirements of group communication and be closely monitored with an assortment of sensors, for example displacement, temperature, noises, concentration, and pressure of chemicals (Chen et al., 2013). Disaster prevention is essential in any country, especially in metropolitan areas. Ad-hoc sensor networks have the ability to offer first responders with a quick deployable, economical, and dependable method to collect worthwhile knowledge in terms of possibility of people trapped within a comprised structure, and the condition of the area. From the statistical analysis, we concluded that environment does affect the distance and RSSI of transmission of data in Symphony Link. The data also showed that the farthest range of Symphony Link was around 1804.46 ft. (550 m). While it is feasible to use Symphony Link for emergency services, to have reliable transmissions the use cases would have to vary per area of disaster.