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Open Access Thesis

Document Type


Degree Program

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Degree Type

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.E.C.E.)

Year Degree Awarded


Month Degree Awarded



Ambient temperature sensing plays an important role in a number of applications in agriculture, industry, daily health care. In this thesis project, we propose a new acoustic-based ambient temperature sensing method called Mtemp. Mtemp empowers acoustic-enabled IoT devices, smartphones to perform ambient air temperature sensing without additional hardware. Basically, Mtemp utilizes on-board speaker and microphone to calculate the propagation speed of acoustic signal by measuring the phrase of the target signal, thereby estimate the ambient temperature according to a roughly linear relationship between temperature and sound speed. Mtemp is portable and economical, making it competitive compared with traditional thermometers for ubiquitous sensing.


First Advisor

Jie Xiong

Second Advisor

Jeremy Gummeson

Third Advisor

Yadi Eslami