Senior Design Projects (2016)

Senior Design AY 2015-2016

   Project Title
Group 1               Portable Sleeping Driver Detector
Group 2 Dot Drill Timing System
Group 3

High Frequency, High Power, and High Efficiency Class D Power Amplifier for Ultrasonic Applications

Group 4 Beehive Monitoring System
Group 5 Lake Monitoring System
Group 6 Contactless Indoor Flood Detector
Group 7  Low Power Wireless Shock Detection System
Group 8 School Bus Child Safety Monitoring System
Group 9 School Bus Child Safety Monitoring System
Group 10  Snoopy, Small Onboard Linux Computer
Group 11  STAR Acoustic Ruler Project
Group 12   Wrong Way Traffic Alert System

*Indicates Team Leader

 


 

Group 1

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Quinn M. Gonsalves (ELE)*, Alexander J. Grube (CPE), Jonathan D.  DaSilva (ELE), Bryan V. Kane (ELE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Liudong Xing

 

Project Title: Camera-Based Sleeping Driver Detector

 

Project Description (provided by group):

This project is a software application for an android smartphone that uses the front-facing camera to detect if the user falls asleep while operating a vehicle. If the user does fall asleep an alarm will initiate with both vibration and sound until the user opens their eyes and/or deactivates the alarm.

 

Customer: Mr. Stephen Frechette

 


 

Group 2

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Jacob G. Vieira (ELE)*, Jason P. Cesar (ELE), Richard J. Carreiro (ELE), Alejandro A. Colon (CPE) (not pictured)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul J. Gendron

 

Project Title: Dot Drill Timing System

 

Project Description (provided by group):

The goal of this project is to add accuracy and reliability to our customer’s ability to assess his athlete’s performance in successfully negotiating the dot drill. The dot drill is a plyometric footwork exercise designed to assess and develop an athlete’s balance, coordination, and overall agility. The drill involves a series of 206 steps carried out in five unique patterns, each of which is repeated six times.

 

The customer currently assesses the athlete’s performance using a stopwatch and observing how many misses the athlete commits throughout the exercise. By observing with human eye and timing the exercise with a stopwatch, our customer is inherently inaccurate in his assessment due to the lack of accuracy of a handheld stopwatch and human observation.

 

By automating both the timing and step accuracy measuring systems, as well as assessing the score and providing a weighted time based on accuracy, we will greatly enhance our customer’s ability to assess his athlete’s performance in successfully negotiating the dot drill.

 

Customer: Mr. Greg Homol


 

Group 3

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Helder P. Avelino (ELE), Nathan H.  Gula (ELE), Tyler M. Turcotte (ELE)*, Daniel J. Frois (ELE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Davis A. Brown

 

Project Title: High Frequency, High Power, and High Efficiency Class D Power Amplifier for Ultrasonic Applications

 

Project Description (provided by group):

Design and Test a Class D power amplifier that is high frequency, high power, and high efficiency for ultrasonic applications.

 

Customer: Dr. Corey Bachand, Bachand Engineering and BTech Acoustics


 

Group 4

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Joshua J.  Erick (CPE/ELE), Gwendolyn J. Davis (CPE/ELE), Robert N. Polselli (ELE),

Christopher J. Camara (CPE/ELE)*

 

Faculty Advisor: Professor Philip H. Viall

 

Project Title: Beehive Monitoring System

 

Project Description (provided by group):

The project is to create a remote monitoring system that will collect data on an individual hive that can be reviewed to assess the colony’s health. The data to be collected includes but is not limited to temperature, humidity and weight of the hive.

 

Customer: Dr. Paul J. Fortier


 

Group 5

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Jeffrey Magina (CPE), Kari E. Cannon (ELE)*, Christopher J. Souza (CPE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul J. Fortier

 

Project Title: Lake Monitoring System

 

Project Description (provided by group):

The scope of this project was to design and develop a lake monitoring system to record the weather conditions at the lake. It also must be able to store the data in a database for the user to access whenever they would like to.

 

Customer: Professor Philip H. Viall, Citizens for the Preservation of Waterman Lake (CPWL)


 

Group 6

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Kevin M. Cohen (ELE), Jacob L. Silva (ELE)*, Richard A. Hines IV (ELE), Joe M. Collins (CPE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul J. Gendron

 

Project Title: Contactless Indoor Flood Detector

 

Project Description (provided by group):

Detect an indoor flood and report the flood over the internet via a wired or wi-fi network connected device. Preferably the system could be part of an indoor lighting system

 

Customer: Mr. Stephen Frechette


 

Group 7

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Alex F. Pepper (ELE), Thomas Leman (ELE)*, Mark A. Rosa (CPE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David P. Rancour

 

Project Title: Low Power Wireless Shock Detection System

 

Project Description (provided by group):

This project will employ a system which consists of two subsystems: a remote and a host. The host system will be an application running on a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capable smartphone or tablet. It will communicate with the remote system allowing it to configure a shock threshold, duration before the threshold to capture and duration after the threshold to capture.

 

Customer: Mr. Stephen Caldwell, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) 


 

Group 8

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Erickson T. Ramos (ELE)*, Kayla M. MacMillan (CPE), Ailton M. Vieira (ELE),

Autilio Vicente (ELE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dayalan Kasilingam

 

Project Title: School Bus Child Safety Monitoring System

 

Project Description (provided by group):

The project is intended to augment the function of the typical school bus monitor by alerting the school bus driver to any obstruction (such as a child) in the path of any wheel of the bus.  An advanced version of this project should make it impossible for the driver to advance the bus if any obstruction is detected.

 

Customer: Dr. Lester Cory, Society for Human Advancement through Rehabilitation Engineering (SHARE)


 

Group 9

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Andy Dang (ELE), Matthew J. Curtis (ELE)*, Lucas S. Mohsen (MNE), Yanhao Zeng (CPE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dayalan Kasilingam

 

Project Title: School Bus Child Safety Monitoring System

 

Project Description (provided by group):

The project is intended to augment the function of the typical school bus monitor by alerting the school bus driver to any obstruction (such as a child) in the path of any wheel of the bus.  An advanced version of this project should make it impossible for the driver to advance the bus if any obstruction is detected.

 

Customer: Dr. Lester Cory, Society for Human Advancement through Rehabilitation Engineering (SHARE)


 

Group 10

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Logan P. Doonan (CPE/ELE)*, Weldon Mui (ELE), Dylan Z. Baker (CPE), Sakshi Kishan (CPE), Edna Pires (CPE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hong Liu

 

Project Title: Snoopy, Small Onboard Linux Computer

 

Project Description (provided by group):

The target of the project is to design a small onboard Linux machine. The device should have networking capability.

 

Customer: Mr. Richard Grundy, AVTECH Software, Inc.


 

Group 11

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Mark P. Lowney (CPE), Abner C. Barros (ELE)*, Alexander Andrade (ELE),

Nicholas M. Beckwith (ELE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karen L. Payton

 

Project Title: STAR Acoustic Ruler Project

 

Project Description (provided by group):

The Acoustic Ruler Project is an implementation of three closely-related custom-build devices and a Control Application. The system's main purpose is to measure the propagation time of an audio signal between loudspeakers and microphones, thus utilizing the recorded data to calculate separation distances between them.

The three devices consist of a Stand-alone Single-channel system, a Stand-alone Two-channel system and a "Teamable" system to create an array of microphones and loudspeakers. The Control Application allows the user to trigger measurements and edit the value of the speed of sound based on certain environmental parameters such as the ambient temperature. In addition, it also displays and logs the measurement results to a text file, alongside relevant information in regards to each system such as the system identification number.

Customer: Dr. Richard Goldhor, Speech Technology and Applied Research, Inc. (STAR)


 

Group 12

 

Student Members: (left to right)

Jesse B. Brady (ELE)*, Brian Wohler (ELE), Brendan W. O’Brien (ELE),

Brett M. Bourgeois (CPE), Keven R. Goncalves (ELE)

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lance Fiondella

 

Project Title: Wrong Way Traffic Alert System

 

Project Description (provided by group):

This project is an effective way to detect a vehicle traveling the wrong way up a highway off ramp; once the vehicle has been detected an alert system will provide the driver and others of the impending danger.

 

Customer: Dr. Lester Cory, Society for Human Advancement through Rehabilitation Engineering (SHARE)

 

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