IIT Real-Time Communications Lab—Student Presentations

All are invited to attend the IIT Real-Time Communications Lab Student Presentations on Wednesday, November 30 from 6–8:30 p.m. in Hermann Hall Alumni Lounge. Presentations will include demonstrations and poster sessions about the Real-Time Communications projects created by students in Illinois Tech’s School of Applied Technology. Links to the RTC Lab website and a description of the event can found at here.


  • Indoor Location for NG911 calls using iBeacons 
    • The student team will describe and demonstrate their system for providing the indoor location of a 9-1-1 caller based on the location of BlueTooth beacons, a Location Server and Database, and an Android application, all of their own design.
    • Since their last presentation in April the student team has begun research exploring the impact on the accuracy of the location provided when the distribution pattern of the iBeacons is varied and when the algorithm used to locate the caller is changed. They will report on their current results and plans for continued research.
  • SIP for Mobile Networks: The students continued development of a 2G network that uses Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology and a SIP server to replace the BTS. This semester they are routing calls that originate on this network to the NG9-1-1 test bed in the RTC Lab.
  • WebRTC-based PSAP for Emergency Communications: The students will describe and demonstrate the current state of our WebRTC-based Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). This semester the team has added to the PSAP display features, including a map feature. It has also begun to build the SIP-to-WebRTC interface that will allow standards-based SIP emergency calls to flow through to a web-based PSAP.

Register here. Registration is free and open to the public. Your registration ensures that we will have enough coffee, tea and cookies for all guests. 

Schedule of Events:
There will be a poster session from 6–6:30 p.m. Students will be at their posters to discuss their work with you. Light refreshments – pizza, finger sandwiches and soft drinks – will be served. The student presentations will take place from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Your presence supports the students, who benefit from your questions and comments. We greatly appreciate your support and are sure that you will come away with new information, ideas and contacts.


To learn more about the Real-Time Communications Lab and student projects, visit http://appliedtech.iit.edu/rtc-lab.

Questions? Contact Carol Davids, professor and director RTC Lab at 630-292-9417 or davids@iit.edu.