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Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Projects

BRASH Combined Cooling Heat and Power Controller

Team Members: Alec Andrulat (System Engineering), Rula Alawwad (Computer Engineering); Meshari Alsaidan, Radaan Albishi, Esteban Pereira (Electrical Engineering), and Jack Rothstein (Mechanical Engineering)

Faculty Advisor: Bijan Karimi, Ph.D.

Industry Advisor: Mike Brookman

Sponsor: BRASH™ Engines

Goal: To design and package an efficient Combined, Cooling, Heating, and Power (CCHP) control system for residential use. By adapting the Arduino technology, the existing system runs more efficiently.  The system is able to diagnose itself and display faults via Human Machine Interface (HMI) software programmed on an LCD screen.  The system also connects to the grid to decentralize power generation. Upon completion of this project, this system is to provide the customer with reliable power generation and a lower utility bill.

BRASH Combined Cooling Heat and Power Controller

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UAV Auto-Optimizing Location for Wireless Communications

Team Members: Joseph Moore-Costa, Jonathan Smith, and Kevin Ellis (Electrical Engineering)

Faculty Advisor: Mohsen Sarraf, Ph.D. and Bijan Karimi, Ph.D.

Sponsor: University of New Haven

Goal: To create an autonomous positioning drone capable of transmitting and receiving a wireless signal, effectively creating a mobile relay in a field network. The drone will need to respond to the strength of signal received to an onboard communication system. A drone will be purchased that is able to be controlled by GPS, and modified to automate control. The modules attached to the drone will communicate with a ground station capable of analyzing the signal received. The ground station will utilize a written algorithm to transmit proper location changes as a function of the received signal to the station.

UAV Auto-Optimizing Location for Wireless Communications

 

 

Ultrasonic Speakers for Geometrically Focused Information Delivery

Team Members: Dylan Rosser and Nithesh Kumar (Electrical Engineering)

Faculty Advisor: Mohsen Sarraf, Ph.D. and Bijan Karimi, Ph.D.

Sponsor: University of New Haven

Goal: To design, test, and optimize a wireless communication system that transmits geometrically focused data using ultrasonic waves. The system will receive input data from a user and convert this to a high frequency sound pressure wave, or ultrasound wave. On the other end of the communication link, an ultrasonic transducer will serve as a receiver for this information. The signal picked up by the transducer will then be decoded and read by the receiving end user.

 Ultrasonic Speakers for Geometrically Focused Information Delivery

 

Vehicle Upfitter Interface Module

Team Members: Kayla O’Brien, Michael Tracz, and Steven Corrales (Electrical Engineering)

Faculty Advisor: Mohsen Sarraf, Ph.D. and Bijan Karimi, Ph.D.

Industry Advisor: Cole Jackson, Electrical Engineering Supervisor and Tomasz Walczak, Electrical Engineer

Sponsor: Whelen Engineering Company Inc., committed to bring innovative, life-saving products to market more quickly while maintaining strict quality control throughout the process.

Goal: To create and construct a standalone module that will communicate with a vehicle’s CAN Bus and provide 8 digital (12V DC) outputs to the existing Whelen CanTrol. It will be connected through the OBD-II port in the vehicle to the CAN-high and CAN-low pins to analyze the signals and then transmit the correct outputs to the external processes of the vehicle. Currently, when emergency lighting and equipment is installed into vehicles, many OEM wiring harnesses must be cut and spliced, which adds cost to lighting installations and compromises the integrity of the OEM wiring. The designed module will be manufactured and assembled inside an encapsulated plastic housing with all associated cabling and installed on a Ford F-550 tow truck.

 Vehicle Upfitter Interface Module

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Voice Activated Elevator

Team Members: Bildon Francis and Edmond Jackson (Electrical Engineering)

Faculty Advisor: Mohsen Sarraf, Ph.D. and Bijan Karimi, Ph.D.

Industry Advisor: Mark Morton

Sponsor: University of New Haven

Goal: To design and build an elevator that can be activated by voice commands. The user will give the elevator commands by speaking into a microphone that is attached to a voice board, the speech will be processed, and the microcontroller will appropriate decisions. For example. the user will be able to say “go to second floor” and the elevator will take them to the second floor.

 Voice Activated Elevator

 

 

Smart Medicine Bottle: Clearing the Air Between Doctor and Patient

Team Members: Mark Herde and Faisal Alghaith (Electrical Engineering)

Faculty Advisor: Bijan Karimi, Ph.D.

Goal: To design, test, and analyze a smart pill bottle to keep track of a patient’s pill usage. The pill bottle will administer prescription medication safely by tracking the patient’s rate of consumption. Currently, use of prescription medication by patients is not monitored, which can be potentially dangerous. The smart pill bottle will give doctors the ability to track their patient’s drug usage. Possible methods of measuring the number of pills which are in the bottle at a given time will be explored.

 Smart Medicine Bottle: Clearing the Air Between Doctor and Patient