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Cedarville University - 2018

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Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

A. Computer Science Projects.

1. Story Producer Android Ap.
The Story Producer team is designing an Android app that facilitates the oral translation of stories from major languages into little-known languages by laypeople. The app produces videos of the translated stories that can then be disseminated to others.

2. Cedarville SERE Project.
The applications within the Cedarville SERE project permit remote monitoring of the vitals and location of trainees in the Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) program. This monitoring allows instructors to increase trainees' safety and by reducing the risk to their health and well-being.

3. Gradel.
The Gradel project supports both classroom projects and programming contests by performing auto-checking of a student's work for correctness.

4. The CURE Assistant.
The CURE Assistant is a tool to assist entry-level reverse engineers to more efficiently do binary analysis tasks by automating part of the software reverse engineering process. This will be accomplished by giving the reverse engineer the ability to use the tool to analyze an unknown binary and receive feedback from the tool on what portions of the binary are worth further analysis.

B. Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Projects.

1. Autonomous Car (CpE and EE).

The goal is to convert an electric golf cart to be able to navigate autonomously. Automotive radar and Real-Time Kinematic GPS sensors will provide input to software control systems to achieve a limited measure of Autonomous functionality.

2. IOT (CpE and EE).

Goal of this project is to provide the men of Lawler hall (a men’s dormitory) a web hosted online app that gives real time data on the use and or availability of washing machines and clothes dryers. Time until washer or dryer is available is estimated and an alert sent to user when one becomes available should make for a more user friendly situation.

3. Aero Design (CpE and EE).

The goal of this team is to provide the electronic support to the mechanical Aero Design Mechanical team to successfully compete in international competition. Two different systems are being developed. a) Instrumentation and sensors to guide the human pilot to the drop zone so that various elements will land in the target area and to send and receive the command to drop.

b) Instrumentation and sensor to autonomously land 3 gliders dropped from the mother ship to the landing zone. Key sensors include GNSS GPS, barometer, 3 axis accelerometer and Gyro’s.

4. Power Monitoring (EE).

The goal of this team is to monitor the power consumed in a residential or commercial breaker panel. Instrumentation and software are being designed and tested to provide real-time and past power consumption to help better understand and hopefully reduce energy consumption.

5. Glucose Monitoring (EE and CpE).

The goal of this project is to provide an initial attempt at an artificial pancreas to pump insulin in the amount and time needed to maintain a regulated blood glucose level. A small electronic device to read inputs and model need and timing of insulin injection is being developed.

6. Drone (CpE).

The goal of this project is to design build and test a system that includes a drone and a smart phone app that will guide people to various buildings around campus.

7. Roboboat (EE and CpE).

The goal is to build an autonomous robotic boat to compete in the robo-boat competition. The team is working with a variety of sensors and actuators to navigate through various challenges as directed by the competition rules.

8. Motor Controller (EE).

This team is designing 2 printed circuit boards full of electronic components that will be used as an electric motor controller for the shell eco-marathon collegiate competition team. These boards are needed to compete since off the shelf parts are not allowed.

B. Mechanical Engineering Projects
1. Hydrofoil.
The overall goal of this project is to design, manufacture and test a hydrofoil device which is launchable, flyable, stable, controllable and retrievable in a body of water. It will be a small-scale device which is powered by battery, motor and propeller, and is supported by hydrofoils.

2. AeroDesign.
The SAE Aero Design competition is a contest to design, build, and fly a UAV type remote controlled aircraft with three different categories of flight goals. The contest is intended to provide student engineers with real life engineering experiences.

3. Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
The goal of this project is to build a system to convert a standard treadmill to one that reduces the apparent gravity acting on the user.

4. Customization of Prosthetic Liners for Amputees using 3DP.
The overall goal of this project is to improve the time efficiency of custom made prosthetic liners and develop a manufacturing process by which individual practitioners can manufacture custom liners in house.

5. Design of a Custom Prosthetic Arm Attachment for Weightlifting.
The goal of this project is to create an attachment for a prosthetic arm that will allow for moderate weight lifting (rather than existing devices built for very heavy or light weights).

6. Transitional Shelter Development and Competition.
The overall goal of the this project is to develop and test design solutions for transitional shelters which can house a displaced family of 4 to 6 people for a period of up to 3 years following a significant disaster event.

7. Neck Zone II Penetrating Trauma Tourniquet.
The purpose of this project is to develop a tourniquet-style device which would occlude (close/prevent flow through) the common, internal, and external carotid arteries (major arteries in neck) and the internal and external jugular veins (major veins in neck).1 Currently, there are no compact, neck trauma zone II (trauma zone describing area below jaw and above base of neck) specific tourniquets on the market.

8. Solar Boat Hydrofoil Control and Electronics.
Test and enhance the hydrofoil system for lifting the boat out of the water.
Develop Energy Management Algorithms and Controls; develop all circuitry; continue development of a Li-Fe-PO4 battery system, battery management system, and energy management system for racing in the Netherlands.

9. Over-expansion cycle internal combustion engine.
Continue development of an over-expansion cycle internal combustion engine known as Z-OEC. Package it in the Briggs & Stratton crankcase to make it eligible for both the SAE Supermileage Competition and the Shell Eco-marathon Americas Competition.