Current Projects

The Senior Design Showcase is a semi-annual event at the College of Engineering & Computing that features ideas conceptualized and built by more than 400 senior engineering and computer science students every semester, and brings nearly 1,000 attendees, including our partners from industry and community.

This fall 420 seniors, working in teams of two to six, created solutions for problems faced by the industry or community.

 

Biomedical Engineering Senior Projects

Auxetic Polyurethane Foam Night Splint

Night splints are a common treatment of plantar fasciitis when worn as recommended. Adherence is low, however, due to patients’ complaints of discomfort. There are many current modalities such as the boot and dorsal splints with this issue. Other modalities that attempt to cater to comfort end up compromising their functionality by not being secure enough. Our device offers a novel approach, by using auxetic polyurethane foam to create a night splint with maximal comfort without forfeiting functionality due to its unique reentrant unit cell geometry.

Heel Pressure Relief Sock

Decubitus heel ulcers, or pressure ulcers, often develop due to the prolonged pressure on the heel against firm surfaces causing wounds to form and potentially leading to severe damage. To address this problem, we utilized Auxadyne LLC auxetic foam to design an ergonomic foam block that elevates the foot; thus, eliminating pressure experienced on the heel, which contributes to the prevention and aid in treatment of ulcers. Incorporation of the sock allows for a more breathable, comfortable and easy-to-use device that is low-cost and effective.

3D Pediatric Upper Limb Prosthetic with an Electrical System

In the United States, approximately 1,500 children are affected by congenital or traumatic upper limb differences. Companies have tried to design a device that can help children perform bi-modal tasks but have resulted in either expensive electrical devices or body-powered inexpensive devices. In our project, we expand upon previous models and introduce a body-powered device that implements an electrical system to improve the grip strength, while increasing the accessibility of pediatric upper limb prosthetics by making it lightweight (under 3 lbs.) and affordable (under $1,200).

Protective Knee Brace with Auxetic Polyurethane Foam

Several athletic knee injuries arise from low and high velocity impacts, causing a variety of injuries ranging in severity. Impacts cause bone fractures and dislocations, the destruction of blood vessels, torn ligaments, and tendons. With 55% of sports injuries being knee injuries, preventative measures can be taken to protect the knee. A knee brace with extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam from Auxadyne can be used as padding material and worn during sports to provide impact protection. Due to its negative Poisson’s ratio, the foam conforms to the kneecap’s shape due to its shape-changing property allowing flexible knee movement while providing protection from impacts.

Dynamic Resistance Orthosis (D.R.O.)

With rising numbers in Osteoarthritis in geriatric patients and over 500,000 cases of arthroscopic corrective surgery for knee-ankle osteoarthritis reported per year, there is a need for a rehabilitation device that targets both knee and ankle joints. Dynamic Resistance Orthosis (D.R.O.) is a therapeutic, orthotic device for the lower leg limb that provides resistance to the knee and ankle joints to aid in alignment and prevention of muscular atrophy.

Photonic Sensor with NIRS Technology Spinal Cord Infrared Miniaturized Monitor (S.C.I.M.MM)

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury that could results in loss of control, such as movement and/or sensation throughout the body. There are about 54 cases per 1 million people affected by SCI which is about 17,700 new cases each year. Spinal cord injury circumstances require novel solutions to monitor real-time continuous blood flow, oxygen concentration near the site of the injury. The project scope is to deliver a miniaturized Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) system coupled with an advance bio-electronic flex-packaging to demonstrate low-cost manufacturing and to monitor and assess optimization of hemodynamic management for spinal cord injuries.

FTMS: Force-Tension Monitoring System for the Central Cable Transport Device during Distraction Osteogenesis

The cable transport device uses tension to induce distraction osteogenesis for the management of tibial bone loss from severe trauma and infection. The clinician manually tightens a cable over time to induce bone movement. However, there are no objective mechanisms to determine the cable tension applied, leading to use of a standardized extension rate that increases the risk of complications such as decreased bone integrity and nerve palsy. The objective of this project is to design a device that integrates with the cable transport apparatus to quantitatively measure and monitor tension during transport and transmit this data to an external source.

Sensory Feedback System

One of the biggest issues that prosthesis users have with their replacement limb is the lack of feedback. Our senior design project is focused on providing upper limb transradial prosthesis and uses a method of visual feedback that will provide the user with the amount of gripping force that they apply onto a held object. The device will be an attachable accessory that will greatly benefit the growing 3D printable prosthesis market. The scope of this project is to be completed by the end of the Fall 2020 semester with a budget of $2,500 sponsored by Bioengineering Labs Corp.

Civil Engineering Senior Project

In Fall 2020 all eight civil engineering senior design teams are assigned to work on the resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation of State Road 916/NW/NE 135 Street from NW 6 Avenue to US-1/Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Dade County. The objective of the project is to preserve and extend the service life of the roadway by milling and resurfacing the existing pavement, enhancing general highway safety, and implementing context-sensitive design through the Complete Streets Initiative. While all eight teams are working on the same, real world community project, each team employs different approaches in planning and design, creates diverse set of solutions and manages separate project schedule and timeline. These teams are: Civil Gs, New Beginnings Engineering, Dynamic Enterprises, Panther Engineering, Roadway Design International, Antillean Construction Corporation, ABIES Corporation and Elevate Engineering.

Computing and Information Sciences Senior Projects

AmLight

AmLight’s project for this semester is to add a feature in the Pathfinder NApp that creates a Kytos E-Line with a user-defined total propagation delay path between two user network interfaces. The new algorithm will attempt to return the path that has the exact propagation delay. If the exact path is not found, then it will return the next closest path.

AMPATH

AMPATH’s team goal is to fix issues and develop new functionality to Kytos MEF_Eline NApp. Through this NApp users are able to manage topologies. The UI will allow network operators to view status of circuits, create new circuits, and delete existing circuits.

Aviation Job Board Portal

The Aviation Job Board Portal is a niche job board web application designed to connect employers in the aviation and aerospace industries with jobseekers based on their skills and experience.

Baby Feed

Baby Feed is an application that can quickly and easily evaluate infant diet using a short questionnaire, provide immediate feedback for healthcare professionals to discuss with parents, provide current diet recommendations for infants, and allow parents to track adherence to these recommendations with the ultimate goal of improving the infant’s diet.

Be On the LookOut (BOLO)

BOLO is a web-based application which serves as tool to reform the current state of be-on-the-lookout documents into a more dynamic digital form. 

Biscayne Bay Quality of Underwater Data Analytics (BBQUDA) Project

BBQUDA is an application designed to assist researchers in making missions and collecting, displaying data related to the health of underwater ecosystems.

Cybersecurity in SDN

The purpose of this project is to create a remotely triggered black hole which monitors traffic, creates mirrors and decides which traffic is undesirable and drops it. This will be done by creating a Kytos NApp.

Enabling Wearable Technology on Patients with High Body Mass Index

The project aims to provide researchers with a User Interface to control a medical device in development, which keeps measurements of blood pressure and diabetes through the analysis of wavelength and light absorption using a spectrometer. Additionally, the project includes the use of Cloud Computing for Data Analytics from the gathered device data.

GraderFinder: Canvas App to connect instructors and graders

This project is a Ruby on Rails web application that provides a marketplace to connect instructors and potential graders. The project itself is based on the Instructure Inc.’s open-source Canvas LMS, which is modified to fit our application’s specifications. The project will also be able to plug in with a school’s Canvas LMS (such as FIU Canvas) as an external LTI application in order to facilitate the transfer of grades and assignments between our application and the school’s LMS.

Intelligent BIM Virtual Assistant

The Intelligent BIM Virtual Assistant web application is a tool for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, providing insights and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage building and infrastructure. It includes 3D and 2D model renderings for projects file browsing, featuring a virtual assistant for speech and text queries.

LMS App on Facebook

This app is a gamified learning management system where Facebook users can access educational courses of interest at no additional cost. Anybody with a Facebook account can gain access to it but our intended audience is for individuals in underdeveloped countries where they can’t afford educational expenses or data costs. Users can also compete with their peers for points and rewards based on their performance in the course, making the learning process a much more interactive and enjoyable experience.

MathBotics

MathBotics is a robotics learning application designed for K-12 students. Teachers will be provided with lessons they can pick to create a course appropriate for their students’ grade level. It is designed for students to learn math and robotics in a fun and interactive way.

METIS

METIS is a virtual classroom simulator to support the training of teachers’ classroom behavior management skills. Its goal is to present highly realistic graphics and behaviors of virtual classrooms and virtual students so that teacher trainees can practice with different classroom behavior management strategies in a safe environment. The simulator is anchored in a pedagogical model aiming at providing intensive classroom behavior management practice by offering opportunities to train proactive monitoring and effective redirection. Using METIS, teacher trainees can therefore practice their disruptive behavior management skills intensively (by replaying different simulations) and at low stakes.

NuMom: Keeping Moms and Infants Healthy

NuMom is a smartphone based maternal/infant healthcare application that provides support in three different languages (English, Spanish and Creole) and is designed for low-income minority mothers. The main purpose of the application in its current state is to provide early and continued access to health care resources for prenatal and postnatal mothers.

Patrol Shift Bid Scheduler

Assist the Pinecrest Police Department by managing shift schedules and providing a prioritized email notification system for personnel.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) App

PEM app is designed for healthcare workers that provide acute care to sick and injured children. The app will provide updated medical information quickly and clearly for the common medical emergencies that are seen in emergency departments and urgent care settings.

PluMA 2.0 GUI

PluMA is an application that allows for the assembly and execution of pipelines for the processing of biological data by the Bioinformatics Research Group (BioRG) at FIU. We extended the Graphical User Interface of the application to allow for a better and seamless experience; this includes having a more complete Plugin Pool that can not only download plugins but also filter, search and favorite them. In addition, the user can assemble a pipeline with multiple inputs and outputs, and multiple stages which are completely customizable.

PluMA

PluMA’s goal is to facilitate the construction of flexible and lightweight analysis pipelines through which a developer can implement a new algorithm in their programming language of choice, and easily test and debug within a larger pipeline alongside stages in different languages that potentially use different file formats. PluMA accomplishes this by allowing plugins from its plugin pool to be run sequentially to form a pipeline. PluMA was already functional for Unix systems, so our goal this semester was to modify PluMA to make it cross-platform on Unix and Windows, since most of the researchers using PluMA are Windows users.

Robotics Academy Website

The Robotics Academy website has three components: Immersive Learning, where instructors will post courses for students; Innovation Network, where users can ask questions or look for articles; and Automation Marketplace, where users can search for available jobs.

Skillcourt

Skillcourt is a two-part soccer training system including a mobile application that uses hit-detecting pads and a website with an integrated dashboard that has an intuitive and visual approach to performance analysis. The system is designed to help coaches manage, monitor their players and to help those players track their progress, improve their skills.

Snackability

Snackability is an app to help keep track of the snacks you eat on a daily basis. The app aims to gamify healthy snacking habits by awarding points based on the snacks you eat, setting goals and representing your snack consumption via graphs.

StyleOn

This application will serve as a two-sided marketplace, like Uber or Airbnb, but for the beauty industry. With StyleOn, you will be able to locate and book services such as barbers, stylists, etc. In addition, you can sign up to offer your own styling services.

Construction Management Senior Project

In Fall 2020, all nine construction management senior design teams are responding to the same request for proposal for the FIU’s Parkview Hall. This project challenges students to develop a management plan to build the FIU Parkview Hall project safely, on-time and in a cost-effective manner, according to specified quality parameters. These teams are: Gradum Construction Co., ADG Construction, REC Construction Group, ALL Construction Inc., AAA Construction, LLC., ALKon Holdings, AAA Construction, LLC., ATM Construction, LLC., and DSJ Builders, Inc.

Electrical and Computing Engineering Senior Projects

Team 1: NSF CREST Aquatic Drone Project

In recent years, Earth’s oceans have been negatively affected due to the overconsumption of fossil fuels and the rise of global warming. Our oceans have had their dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity, and temperature levels altered as a result. Therefore, we must track and analyze this data, which translates into knowledge that can help deter the negative changes brought upon by human interaction. With an autonomous aquatic drone, we will be able to collect these data routinely. Procuring valuable information about the Earth’s oceans is essential in understanding the biological processes that occur as changes take place.

Team 2: SmartLockSystem

Traditionally, people use keys to open and close the doors. There is a great chance of forgetting, misplacing the keys. We often see that there are people who have locked their door and forgot the key somewhere. For this, we thought of an idea to design a smart lock. The digital security system proposes a suitable system that is easy to access. Using the Dialpad attached to the front of the door, the user can log in and reset the password. The program can be implemented in homes and offices. This cost-efficient solution provides ease and increased security to users.

Team 3: Smart House System

Energy saving is one of the most popular topics in the market today, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. Energy consumption has an inverse impact on people’s earnings; therefore, we propose developing energy-saving lights as electricity is one of the most used energy resources throughout the world. The lights will automatically turn on/off depending on the motion. The lights will also change the intensity owing to the surrounding conditions. The project also includes a smartphone application that will let the user control the home appliances efficiently. 

Team 4: UV Alarm

Everyone is affected by UV rays. Some may be affected worse than others, depending on their skin type. The device we have created in collaboration with NSF Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)is a UV Alarm. We use a UV sensor and a microcontroller to build the prototype of the device. UV sensors detect UV rays, and the microcontroller is programmed to keep track of current UV exposure. The device is used to alert the users with a buzzer and an OLED display to reapply sunscreen before they are exposed to a harmful amount of UV Rays.

Team 5: Smart Home Gas Leakage Detector

Liquid gas is one of the most critical energy sources used in various activities. It is the compressed or liquid form of natural gas. Leakage of gas is widespread, and it can become fatal at times. In order to provide a solution for this problem, we proposed a low cost and efficient gas leakage detector and alarm system that will help house residents, compressed natural gas (CNG) station workers, and factory workers in detecting leakage of gas that may lead to various accidents, resulting in both material loss and human injuries.

Team 6: Motion-C

As the world witnesses a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, it has taken so many lives and caused society to adapt to counter and hopefully survive this growing pandemic. Many media outlets have emphasized the Center for Disease Control and prevention’s critical basic guidelines. Our team aims to assist in efforts to uphold these guidelines into convenience. The proposed solution that we strive for is a device that provides aid to the practice of social distancing. A Lidar sensor on the device detects intruders within 6-7 feet of the user and alerts both the user and intruder. Therefore, this device will increase the awareness about social distancing and the practice of it without any worry.

Team 7: Object Collection Robot

Most of the time, in offices and other places, employees have a hard time exchanging files and other things with each other, but they do not want to be distracted from work. So, we aimed to build a robot that does this kind of work. Not only in offices, but our robot can also be used in homes where object transferring is needed. It will make transferring goods and objects easy for both office employees and households. And we believe the ease of using this device makes it efficient. And on a larger scale, we will develop our robot to transfer objects from one building to another.

Team 8: UV Alarm

More people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer than any other form of cancer because of their exposure to UV radiation from the sun. The device will help users track their UV exposure and alert them to protect against skin damage.

Team 9: 2021 IEEE SouthestCon Hardware Competition

This project’s primary purpose is to develop a robot for a game board, and the challenge is to stay within the game competition rules. The main rule that the robot should follow is to stay within the platform boundaries, so we are trying to be precise that the robot does not go off track and can sense all the obstacles it faces. Furthermore, an arm is being used in the robot to collect pallets and sensors to detect obstacles.

Team 10: Autonomous Water Quality Monitoring and Sampling Using an Unmanned Surface Vehicle

With aquatic pollution rapidly increasing throughout our bodies of water, it is key we develop a strategy to decrease the abundance of non-organic material found. Our team has developed an aquatic drone to survey and execute water sampling and deliver the samples back to the operator to administer the proper techniques to identify the source of aquatic pollution.

Team 11: NSF RIPS: Vulnerability Assessment and Resilient Design of Interdependent Infrastructures (ISS)

Transportation networks are highly susceptible to power disruption during a hurricane situation in the state of Florida. The recovery and restoration of critical nodes inside the transportation network is a prolonged process based on human-labor. It takes several days or weeks to restore power to vital nodes necessary to the functioning of traffic signals. This project proposes the design and development of a simulation that identifies transportation nodes. The team accomplishes the search of vital nodes with a simulation that implements a Python algorithm based on Volume to Capacity ratio and NRI Index mathematical propositions.

Team 12: Zero-Power Wireless Neural Recording Sensor

Existing wired and wireless sensors for neural recording pose several problems. They must be continuously wired to an RF device making them inconvenient and have a limited memory device that only lasts two, three days at a time. Our goal is to tackle these problems and develop a band-aid® size zero-power wireless neural recording sensor made of passive components. The proposed neuro-sensor consists of two antennas, a multiplier and a mixer on a RO4350B substrate.

Team 13: 2021 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition

We will be competing in the IEEE SoutheastCon 2021 Hardware Competition by emulating the famous arcade game: Pac-Man. Pac-Man traverses through a maze to achieve the highest score possible by collecting pellets and avoiding ghosts. Our goal is to create a robot that will collect different types of pellets distributed throughout a maze to gain points while avoiding physical contact with the ghosts within five minutes. This robot will be entirely autonomous, only having an artificial intelligence chip to guide it.

Team 14: 2021 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition

A competition among robots from different universities will take place at the 2021 SouthEastCon Hardware Competition. To obtain the best score possible, our robot will look at obstacles and decide by itself without any user input what action should be taken next. Applying many computer vision algorithms to determine the best path forwards will allow us to create a robot that could be used in a predetermined setting and more practical settings.

Team 15: Dynamic Inductive Electric Vehicle Chargers

Dynamic inductive power transfer (IPT) charging is a contactless method which enables an electric vehicle (EV) to charge while in motion, requiring no interaction from a driver. The project implements a single-phase AC-AC matrix converter for a dynamic EV charging system, with self-tuning capability and soft-switching operations for bidirectional IPT. This approach differs from the conventional four-quadrant two-stage AC-AC converters usually suggested for IPT systems and aims to convert directly without any intermediary conversion phase, reducing necessary components and improving overall efficiency.

Team 16: 2021 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition

The need for new games gave the team the idea to use the old version of a famous game to convert into a real-life game. The lack of inspiration in new virtual games made the team brainstorm in a game that can be used in a competition. However, also it can be marketable and profitable according to the demand for a new game in the market.  Pac-Man is an all-time game that inspired kids and adults to play for fun and to gain a prize. The team analyzed the importance of modern technology to use in this game also the importance of bringing this new game in the IEEE Southeastcon 2021.

Team 17: 2021 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition

Our project, the Dynamic Operations Navigation Unit Testbed or D.O.N.U.T. is a voice-activated autonomous vehicle that will be competing in the IEEE SoutheastCon 2021 Hardware Competition. The objective of the competition is to build an autonomous vehicle that navigates a predefined course with various objectives that it must either capture or evade all while a second robot chases it.

Team 18: 2021 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition

Our project is to design an efficient object collection robot. The object collection robot serves many useful purposes, such as navigation, tracking, assisting people in carrying loads. It has applications in hospitals, industries, offices and shopping malls. Although such robots are already available, our goal is to develop a more efficient and durable robot. 

Team 19: Robot for Collecting Pellets

The robots in the present world can perform flawless operations. Humans make mistakes, mainly due to fatigue and tiredness. However, a properly designed robot can minimize errors and optimize operation. This project deals with the design and development of robots capable of running around in a pre-defined area and can collect specific objects. The designed robot will identify the obstacles coming along its path and avoid the collision.

Team 20: Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance System for Water Surface Drone

Autonomous drones are used for many different tasks, and it is expected that they are safe and self-sufficient in their navigation. This is the case for some aircraft drones; however, for drones used in the water, such as for research purposes, such capabilities are nonexistent. Lack of these capabilities results in research teams having to pilot such drones manually and exposing them to possible dangers in their area of operation, so they must supervise their operation. This project will develop a system that provides water surface drones with autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance in its path, ensuring that they complete their mission.

Team 21: Simulation Elevator System with Overweight Notification System

In the modern era, elevators and lifts are needed for living. In developed cities, tall or multiple-floor buildings are prevalent. Frequently homes and offices are at considerable height, and elevators are required. Our goal is to design such a system that detects the people’s total weight inside the lift and send an overweight notification alert. This system’s second main function is an automated cooling system based on the number of persons inside the elevator.

Team 22: 2021 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition

Development of kits and platforms where students can also learn while playing is always a challenging task. Arcade games like Pac-Man are not only a source of entertainment and leisure, but also help improve player’s motor, social and decision-making skills. In order to develop a good learning platform, this game is now being introduced with slight modifications such as the object would be robotic in nature, attract metallic pallets and be controlled through voice commands instead of buttons. This innovation would encourage more students towards software programming and AI which is the future and need of the industry.

Team 23: Sniffer Robot

The people who work in factories or gas stations and use liquid gas most often face water or gas leakage that may lead to an increased risk of damage to the building. We aim to design a sniffer robot that detects gas leakage at home, factory or gas stations and notify the user, enabling them to take precautionary measures instantly to ensure safety. The sniffing sensors in it are so sensitive that it can easily detect the pipeline’s problems and notify the people about it through an alarm and smartphone application.  Hence, this robot intends to save people from life-threatening incidents.

Team 24: AC Matrix Converter for Inductive EV Charging Systems

An AC-AC Matrix Converter for Inductive Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems is proposed. The system is expected to have an extended lifetime, be highly efficient and sustainable. The soft-switching operation of the switches reduces stress on the system and power losses. A frequency control strategy is used to control the output power of the system and is based on an energy injection and free oscillation technique.

Team 25: The SimplySafe Tester: An Automated Test Bench

Considering that continuity testing on large machines with over 500 points takes more than two hours, the product proposed, AmePower, is a portable continuity tester. It will make the testing of larger devices more accessible and more efficient by being modular, fast, and easier to understand by the user.

Team 26: The Miniaturization of a Gas Chromatograph into a Handheld Device

Our project is to design and implement a gas chromatograph on a chip and integrate it into a handheld system to detect chemicals in the field. The product should be of the same performance and cost as existing products or better. The product should also be handheld and usable repeatedly in the field every day, no matter the weather condition. The product should also have consistent and reliable results every time it is used with real-time results shown on a display.

Team 27: Multimeter Glasses

For years multimeters have been around to help electricians troubleshoot electrical problems on circuits, power supplies, wiring systems, to name a few. Often, the measurements taken by electricians can be dangerous and inaccurate. While taking a sample, they must redirect their focus to the multimeter to measure and view the readings. Multimeter Glasses will accurately record electrical parameters, display readings on the lens, and send data to the user via an application. It will increase the ease of use of the multimeter and reduce human error when measuring electrical parameters; It will be secure, accurate, comfortable, convenient and reliable.

Environmental Engineering Senior Project

Design of a reusable and biodegradable face mask. The aim of this project is to design a reusable face mask with removable carbon adsorption pocket that will remove contaminants and viruses during inhalation. The mask is constructed as reusable and from biodegradable materials. It will provide better protection in comparison to the currently used face masks

Internet of Things Senior Projects

IoT Honeynet Design

As the use of smart home IoT devices grows exponentially, so have the diverse attacks on these devices which have little protection against attacks due to their resource constraints. Honeypots are important tools that are used to lure attackers in order to be able to gather attack information for the development and implementation security measures. The project involves the design of a high-interaction research IoT honeynet implemented with real, smart home IoT devices, an effective and easy to use Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and machine learning tools, using open source resources.

Voice Controlled RGB LED

Voice controlled red, blue and green (RBG) LED lights aid people with disabilities, the elderly and those who have been placed assisted living homes. This early alert system allows people in need of help to say a keyword to the light and get help almost instantly.

Mechanical Engineering Senior Projects

Methods for Reduction of Traumatic Brain Injury due to Modification of Headwear in National Football League (NFL) Equipment

Concussions have been a major issue in the NFL since the creation of the game. It wasn’t until 2009 that the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) recognized the severity of these head injuries and started to integrate rule changes for player safety and fund research on the problem to help find solutions. Efforts on this project focus on the investigation of different methods to reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury in players by modifying components of the headwear worn during practice and games.

Formula One Rear Wing DRS Optimization

Design, development and optimization of a Formula One dual element rear wing, following the new 2021/2022 FIA regulations.

CROWNPICK

A warehouse pallet picking semi-automated gantry system. It is made to fit into warehouse racking system and picks up palleted inventory from warehouse shelves to make it easily accessible. 

JAM: Just Another Measure A Firefighting Robot

JAM, the firefighting robot, will be able to extinguish and control a typical ABC type fire that occurs in residential and nonresidential areas, all on its own with the push of a button. Through the means of pathfinding capabilities and actuators to properly locate the fire, direct the nozzle in the appropriate orientation towards the epicenter of the fire, and adjust to a desired distance, only then JAM will begin to extinguish the fire, preventing further property damage and most importantly saving lives.

Gutter Power

Harnessing the potential energy stored within home or commercial building gutter systems. Using a hydroelectric generator, we will store electricity within a battery system and use that energy during power outages to power devices within homes or commercial buildings.

Eco Engineering Vehicle Efficiency

With one of Earth’s looming disasters being the depletion of fossil fuels, we strive to make an impact that can be scaled up to make a difference worldwide. Our project is focused on re-engineering the intake and drivetrain components of the propulsion system to meet our end goal of increasing the vehicle’s fuel efficiency by 10%.

Force Torque Sensor Calibration Device

Our project deals with the development of a housing system that will allow a force-torque sensor to read different loads and torques. The objective of the project is to develop a new subsystem that will incorporate this sensor and allow it to read different values. This assembly will apply different loads and torques in the x, y, and z axis.

Enthalpy and Heat Flux of a Plasma Torch

Design and implementation of innovative non-destructive testing methodology for measuring enthalpy and heat flux of a plasma torch achieved through use of a lead with an embedded thermocouple for temperature measurement. Using this temperature data, mathematical models will be applied to calculate the heat flux and enthalpy of the plasma torch, these values will be validated using ANSYS Fluent simulations. The goal is to optimize the plasma spraying process and improve the heat treatment of materials.

Trooper Placement to Minimize Injury in Roadside Crashes

This project has as a main objective to find the safest zones for police officers to stand in during traffic stops on the roadside in order to decrease their probabilities of severe and/or lethal injuries. Specialized computer software is utilized to replicate a plethora of common scenarios and find the most dangerous zones in these simulations. The data obtained is suggested for a further creation of a user interface that officers could use during their traffic stops.

Renewable Energy Boat
The boating industry has been accustomed to using internal combustion engines in their boats for propulsion, which produce high carbon dioxide emissions. Our goal is to find a zero-emission design to solve the issue at a smaller scale (smaller boats), which will hopefully be applicable to larger scales. Our proposed solution is to use an Organic Rankine Cycle heat engine that uses heat from a parabolic-trough solar heat collector to produce enough power for marine propulsion.
Non-Organic Material for Bird Strike Testing

A viable non-organic replacement for bird strike testing that can possibly be used in replacing the use of euthanized birds in testing the deformation and stability of aircrafts.

Active Lighting Through the Use of Roadside Wind Turbine

As a team we have designed an efficient vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) that taps into the unused wind energy produced by vehicles on a highway.

NFL Helmet Redesign - Team 1

One of the biggest problems the National Football League (NFL) faces is the safety of its players, especially when it comes to concussions. We’re redesigning one of the layers of the Vicis Zero1 helmet to make the helmet, and the sport, better and safer while not affecting the performance of the players.

Surveillance and Evacuation Planning (S.E.P.) Blimp Drone

We are building a blimp drone that will be useful for crowd surveillance during large events, such as concert, parades, etc. It will also be useful for evacuation planning during natural disasters. For this project we are also maximizing the flight time of the blimp drone.

RC Fridge

The RC Fridge is a device that is able to transport food, drinks and medicines in a more efficient form and at an affordable price. It is designed to keep products at cold and freezing temperatures for 8 hours of continuous use, has a storing capacity of up to 1.3 cubic feet and a load capacity of up to 60 lbs. It also contains features such as USB ports and a speaker to make your experience more enjoyable. The RC Fridge will be powered by a battery system and a solar panel installed on its lid which makes it more ecofriendly.

Prototyping Lambretta 5-Speed Gearbox

We are working on improving the current Lambretta scooter by implementing a better gearbox. The current gearbox is a 4-speed and we are improving it by adding a 5th gear to reach top speed and have a better transition between gears.

Closing the Gap in Testing Capabilities per MIL-STD-810G Standards through the Implementation of a Tunable Resonant Beam Pyroshock Test Equipment

Pyroshock testing is an essential aspect of the design and certification processes for military and aerospace contractors, including our stakeholders – Honeywell. This study describes the creation of a simulated pyroshock testing device prototype that can simulate near and mid-field pyroshock environments and close the current gap in testing abilities between the maximum shock levels an actual test facility can replicate on a shaker and the minimum shock levels companies can simulate in an ordinance pyroshock test. The pyroshock testing equipment was specifically designed for pyroshock environments per MIL-STD-810G standards.