An Application of IEEE 802.11 and 802.3 for a University Bike-Share Program

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: PDF

A recently-started university bike-share program was in need of improvements in existing capabilities. The program utilized an honor system which lacked bike security, user accountability, and administrative control and monitoring. The program administrator approached the engineering college for a solution, which was taken up as a senior project. The team set out to create a system consisting of three components: kiosks distributed across the campus for checking in and out bikes; a database for logging all transactions and system information; a web application for simple reporting of system data and management of system rules.