Date of Award

Fall 2006

Project Type


Program or Major

Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


The goal of this thesis was to suggest ways of evaluating the health of police cruisers without bringing these cruisers into a repair facility. The prototype in-car application was developed. The hardware connection was made between the in-car network and the Project54 network. The software was built to collect, process, and send the vehicle information to the server via a telecommunication tool. The prototype in-car application was tested in simulation and on the road. After the development of the prototype in-car application, the radio traffic research gives a few recommended methods for sending the car health information in the New Hampshire Department of Safety radio. The police radio was monitored and interpreted. The gathered radio traffic data was modeled in different perspectives. The recommendations were made based on simulation.