The System overweight a high market demand in content marketing Apple introduced seemingly safe function in its new operating system Isis called the beacon. Now Developers and marketers over the world are starting to realize its true significance. This new technology will change the world. Beacon is essentially a technology that allows smart phones and tablets to take on a whole new level of location awareness. With a low cost transmitter a business can broadcast tiny low energy radio signals to a device that features the beacon in it, therefore allowing the two to talk to each other. L] The Smart Beacon design documented in this report is a prototype of the apple beacon only difference is that this type of beacon uses readily available resources in shops such as the light sources meaning instead of using proximity sensing to detect the shoppers smart phone this prototype uses light detection to detect the beacon it is after then that the communication between the two devices commences.
This is how the Smart Beacon operates: Inside different locations in a shop will be a stationary device called the smart beacon.This device is Just a light source flashing at a specified frequency and that particular frequency is actually the identifier for that beacon, this device also has embedded in it a Bluetooth transmitting module that will be used to establish communication between the user and the beacon itself. When a shopper approaches the vicinity of the beacon a Bluetooth connection is established automatically meaning that for this case the user doesn’t have to accept a Bluetooth device plea to communicate because the shopper gives access to the shop for the smart beacon to access his/her phone at the beginning of all shopping agreements.Once the Bluetooth connection has been established the Shoppers smart phone will start detecting for a frequency, an android app that detects frequency will pop up on the screen scanning for a certain frequencies. Once the a beacon frequency has been detected the second screen will pop up welcoming the user to the shop then directing him/her to the shop online website to view more offers and specials. This is demonstrated in figure 1 below. Figure 1 . Schematic of the system layout for the Android Part 1.
. The Problem Statement following is a statement of the project specification: The Smart Beacon Project involves designing and implementing a vice that will be able to communicate with smart phones to send out radio signals to advertise retails shops merchandise to consumers with smart phones. The Smart Beacon has two major parts that is the smart beacon device itself ( A device comprising of a frequency generating circuit and a Bluetooth transmitter) this is in the transmitter side.On the receiving side is an android smart phone any android enabled smart phone with an accessible light detecting sensor embedded in it will suffice to operate as the receiver for this project. The light detector sensor senses the intensity of the light from the RUG LED from there light information will then be converted to frequency by the frequency detection app developed on android. 1. 3. Project Objectives objectives of this project are to design, develop and implement the following: The Beacon device comprising of a frequency generating circuit and a Bluetooth transmitting circuit .
This circuits lights an RUG Led a declared frequency An android application that detects the transmitted frequency then enables the user to go too shop website to view further more offers and specials. 1. 4.
The Project Deliverables the end of the project timeline the above mentioned specifications will be delivered all complete and working. 1. 5. Project Breakdown Structure Smart Beacon Project was broken down into multiple minor sections to simplify the research, design and implementation of the project.At the current moment each sections paper design is complete with a few subsection of the project completed . By the deadline of phase 3 all subsections will be integrated to give one completely working prototype.
Figure 2. The Smart Beacon Project Major Breakdown The above block diagram is further broken down into simpler modules consisting of the hardware section and software section as shown in figure 3 below. Figure 3.
System Layout in Modular Format 1. 5. 1 System Hardware . 5. 1 a. The Power Supply order to power up the microelectronic a visually is needed.A simple V Battery regulated down to V by an LM7805CT voltage regulator will be used. The capacitor values used are within the regulators’ specification ranges.
The capacitor at the input of the regulator supplies current in the event of voltage drop. The capacitors at the outputs supply current to he regulated voltage when there is an urgent demand from the external (supplied) circuit . The schematic of the power supply is shown in Figure 4 below. Figure 4.
The Smart Beacon Power Supply 1. 5. 1 b.
The Frequency generating circuit. The Smart Beacon Project requires a circuit to transmit an identifier frequency. The frequency chosen should be within the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) radio frequency bands. Meaning the Smart Beacon’s identifier frequency should be in within 6. 765 MASH and 246 GHz. For simplicity sake and in order for me to be able to detect the light of an RUG LED, a regency of 2 kHz was chosen .
The circuit below illustrates the basic schematic of the frequency generator circuit designed. Figure 5.Frequency Generating The RUG LED was chosen instead of a normal LED because it will be simpler to detect light if at different intervals of the PAM the RUG LED gives a different light. The microelectronic chosen for the Smart Beacon Project is the Tame 8. This microelectronic was chosen because it has Just the adequate number pins needed for the project, Just enough memory lastly the designer is of the Smart Beacon is familiar in programming with Oatmeal microelectronics. At the moment for testing purposes an Ordains programmer is used but will later be removed on the following phase.