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IIT RTC Lab Student Presentations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

You are invited to join us for presentations, demonstrations and poster sessions about the Real-Time Communications projects created by students in IIT's School of Applied Technology. Links to the RTC Lab website and a description of the event can be found IIT RTC Lab and RTC Project Presentations, Spring 2016.


Apr 27, 5:30pm to 8:30pm


The event takes place Wednesday, April 27. It will be held on the IIT Main Campus, in the Alumni Lounge in Hermann Hall. The address is 3241 S Federal St Chicago, IL 60616 and the building is easily accessible from State Street and 33rd Streets. You can locate Hermann Hall from this campus map,  IIT Campus Map. Directions to the IIT Main campus can be found at  Directions to IIT Main Campus. Here is a link to a map of Visitor Parking.

Who can attend?: 

The event is open to the public but advance registration is advised.


  • Indoor Location for NG911 calls
    • BlueTooth Implementation:  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 and using a Campus Emergency Address Database (CEAD) and an Android application of their own design.
    • WiFi Implementation:  Work to improve the accuracy of our original implementation using the locations of the Campus’ WiFi Access Points rather than the locations of BlueTooth beacons will be described and comparative data on the two methods will be provided.
  • SIP for Mobile Networks: The students created our own 2G network using Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, using a SIP server to replace the BTS.  They can place calls from phones on their 2G network to SIP phones on the Internet and in particular will show how calls from their 2G network can be carried to the PSAP of our IIT Emergency Services Network.
  • WebRTC-based PSAP for Emergency Communications: WebRTC-based PSAP for Emergency Communications: The students will describe and demonstrate the current state of our WebRTC-based Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).  Last semester we made a call from a WebRTC user to the PSAP using the signaling channel to carry the location information.  This semester we use the data channel to carry this information and have also added google maps to the location display.  

  • SIP Performance Testing in the Cloud: The students set up a SIP Performance Test Bed in the Cloud and compared its results with those obtained by one they created in the Lab.   They will report their comparative results and also describe how the cloud-based test bed can be used by organizations outside the lab that wish to test the performance of their SIP Servers using our test plans and methodology.
  • NG9-1-1 Test Bed Characterization
    • The students tested the performance of the lab’s NG9-1-1 test beds to determine the maximum rate at which it would handle calls with no failures. They will report their results and describe the architecture and parameters of the network that they tested.
    • The students describe the flow of information on the lab’s NG9-1-1 test beds and relate these flows to the NENA i3 standards and the testing the lab performs for vendors and NENA.
  • Crossroads - The student team has built a specialized server in the Cloud that enables calls generated in one lab test bed to be routed to any other of the lab’s test beds.  They will demonstrate a call that flows from the Mobile SIP test bed to the NG9-1-1 test bed and explain the design of the Crossroads server.

We hope you will join us for this interesting and informative event, which is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Additional Instructions: 

There will be a poster session from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Students will be at their posters to discuss their work with you. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. The student presentations will take place from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 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.  


Registration is free and open to the public. Your registration ensures that we will have enough coffee and cookies!

How to register: 

Please register for the event by filling in your name and email at the Registration Page.