Scotty for Alcatel-Lucent


Named after the famous Star Trek quote "Beam me up, Scotty", Scotty is an Android application that receives data from a Bluetooth Low-Energy transceiver attached to devices on top of cell towers. Specifically, Scotty displays status LEDs in real-time and gives instructions on how to interpret the LEDs. Depending on the status of the LEDs, the user of the application can also reset the device at the top of the tower remotely from the ground. As a result, the lengthy and often dangerous task of physically climbing the cell tower is avoided, reducing downtime and keep the network up and running. Scotty was developed during a summer internship at Alcatel-Lucent and is currently being prepared for deployment into the field.