The TrekkTracker

Supervisors: Philippe Bonnet, Sebastian B├╝ttrich
Semester: Fall 2019

In collaboration with the IoT Lab at Computer Science Dept at Kathmandu University, Nepal, we are developing a potential service for tracking trekkers, i.e. offering a security service for tourists trekking the Himalayas, in particular Mt. Everest. This service very critically depends on having a robust hardware component, the actual GPS/GNSS tracker. Requirements with respect to battery life, temperature, physical environment are extremely challenging, and need to be tackled in a combination of hardware and software optimization. The final product would be a miniature location sensor with additional environmental data sensors and explicit interaction features, such as simple buttons for confirming status. This project combines hardware engineering with embedded systems aspects.