Viscosity Dependence of Faraday Wave Formation Thresholds (Electrical/Electronics Project)


This experiment uses an electromagnetic shaker to produce standing wave patterns on the surface of a vertically oscillating sample of silicon liquid. These surface waves, known as Faraday waves, form shapes such as squares, lines, and hexagons. Continue reading

Flight Testing Small UAVs for Aerodynamic Parameter Estimation (Electrical/Electronics Project)


A flight data acquisition system was developed to aid unmanned vehicle designers in verifying the vehicle’s design performance. The system is reconfigurable and allows the designer to choose the correct combination of complexity, risk, and cost for a Continue reading

Development of a Digital Controller for Motor Control (Electrical/Electronics Project)


A digital motor controller for student lab use is designed, built, and tested. The controller uses an encoder for position measurement, and an H-bridge to drive the electromechanical plant. A user interface is created to enhance usability of the device. Continue reading

Detection of Driver Unawareness Based on Long and Short-term Analysis of Driver Lane Keeping (Electronics Project)

Many traffic accidents are caused by driver unawareness. This includes fatigue, drowsiness and distraction. In this study two systems are described that could be used to decrease the number of accidents. In the first part of this study a system using long-term information to warn drivers suffering from Continue reading

Particle Filtering for Track Before Detect Applications (Electrical Project)

Integrated tracking and detection, based on unthresholded measurements, also referred to as track before detect (TBD) is a hard nonlinear and non-Gaussian dynamical estimation and detection problem. However, it is a technique that enables the user to track and detect targets that would be Continue reading