Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis (Undergraduate)

Department or Program

Department of Computer Science

First Advisor

Sergey Bratus


This thesis explores methods and techniques for surveying 802.15.4 and ZigBee wireless networks. The tools developed will aid in reconnaissance attacks against target networks; information gathered during this process will be used to profile a target network and its devices, as well as to pinpoint the geolocation of devices for executing physical attacks against the onboard hardware. Attacks against the PHY and MAC layers of the 802.15.4 standard will be explored as well.


Originally posted in the Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report Series, number TR2011-689.