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

Indoor Navigation Using Accelerometer and Magnetometer (Electronics Project)

This project will create a navigation system based on dead reckoning using an accelerometer and a magnetometer. There have previously been several studies made on navigation with accelerometers, magnetometers (electronic compass) and gyros. With these three components it is possible to Continue reading

An Event Reporting and Early-Warning Safety System based on the Internet of Things for Underground Coal Mines: A Case Study (Electronics/Computer Project)


Fatal accidents associated with underground coal mines require the implementation of high-level gas monitoring and miner’s localization approaches to promote underground safety and health. This study introduces a real-time monitoring, event-reporting and Continue reading

A Method for Detecting Resident Space Objects and Orbit Determination Based on Star Trackers and Image Analysis (Mechanical Project)


Satellites commonly use onboard digital cameras, called star trackers. A star tracker determines the satellite’s attitude, i.e. its orientation in space, by comparing star positions with databases of star patterns. In this thesis, I investigate the Continue reading

Cell Selection Game for Densely-Deployed Sensor and Mobile Devices In 5G Networks Integrating Heterogeneous Cells and the Internet of Things (Electrical/Electronics Project)


With the rapid development of wireless networking technologies, the Internet of Things and heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs) tend to be integrated to form a promising wireless network paradigm for 5G. Hyper-dense sensor and mobile Continue reading