Senior Design Project Awards

The Outstanding ECE Senior Design Project Award

Spring 13 Winning Team
The Outstanding ECE Senior Design Project Award is a prestigious accolade given in recognition of exceptional student work in a capstone project. This award has became highly coveted by student teams and is given to projects determined by the faculty as truly exceptional.

Congratulations to all students for their excellent work,

--The ECE Faculty


  • Highly-Accurate Pendulum Device

    Group Members:
    Alice Hatfield, Andrew Ottaviano, Danielle Sova, Joshua Weitz

    The purpose of this Highly-Accurate Pendulum Device was to create a highly accurate pendulum device, where deficiencies of mechanical design and negative environmental influences are corrected via electronically controlled electromagnetic energy transfer. The goal for this control is to stabilize a pendulum’s frequency and amplitude using low-cost and low-power means. View More...
  • Digital Optical Spectrum Analyzer

    Group Members:
    Jacob Dilles, Jason Hartman, Mary Hatfield, Kevin Nicotera, Elton Williams

    An Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) is an instrument for measuring the spectral characteristics of lasers. The most common examples are based on the Scanning Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (SFPI), which measures the intensity of an optical standing wave formed within a mirrored cavity. The analyzer’s control unit sweeps the resonant wavelength of this cavity at a fixed rate, and the intensity within the cavity is plotted against time to form a picture of the optical frequency spectrum. View More...

    Group Members:
    Jay Elliott, Pavel Liudvih, Scott Pierce, David Shaffer

    The winner of the Senior Design Award in Spring 2012 is the GORT II team. GORT (GeoMobile Omni-directional Robotic Teleprescence) is a user controlled robot that allows the user full interaction with its surrounding environment. GORT incorporates among other things custom two-way audio and video telepresence software. View More...
  • Feasibility Evaluation of a Novel Ultrasonic Method for Prostetic Control

    Group Members:
    Andrew Nelson, Ira Hunt, Abdullah Al-Imran

    Feasibility of using a novel ultrasound method to obtain control signals from muscle contractions. This ultrasound-based system addresses many of the deficiencies of electromyography (EMG) based systems, including their inability to differentiate between deep contiguous muscles. View More...
  • IMDA Systems: Digital Signature Verification

    Group Members:
    Zainab Hameda Benchekroun, Bassam Dourassi, Tarek Lahlou, Dane Larsen

    Digital Signature Verification is a software integrated with a tablet which learns the biometric information for each user. This verification process is initiated through a graphical user interface by requesting the user to enter their name and signature. View More...
  • EducáTable: An Interactive Multi-touch Table for Early Education

    Group Members:
    Gopal Paudel, Kousaku Sato

    The EducáTable is a new, affordable technology that can be used as the future teaching tool for elementary education. This technology involves a surface computing table that provides a multi-purpose solution for young students to engage in classroom activities. View More...
  • The Stay Alert Pen: SMART PEN

    Group Members:
    Michael DePrenger, Nick Fleming, Fiona Lu, Yu Shao

    SMART PEN is capable of detecting lapses in concentration while the user is reading. An accelerometer and a microcontroller is embedded within a pen casing to record data as a user reads sections of text using the pen as a pointer. View More...
  • Hybrid Power Wi-Fi Repeater: LINKROAMER 493

    Group Members:
    Boris Grijalva, Joseph A. Hrovat, Omar K. Olumee, Phuoc Nguyen

    The LINKROAMER 493 is a solar, wind, or AC powered Wi-Fi relay station that provides internet access in remote areas where Wi-Fi signals are not available. View More...
  • Auto-Balanced Robotic Bicycle ABRB

    Group Members:
    Aamer Almujahed, Jason Deweese, Linh Duong, Joel Potter

    Auto-Balanced Robotic Bicycle is a two-inline-wheel robot capable of balancing itself using a reaction wheel. This robotic bicycle is able to drive and also come to a complete stop without losing its balance. In order to maintain stability, the robot reads sensor input to detect tilt angle and correctly reacts to maintain a steady vertical position. View More...
  • Geo-Registration, Navigation, Object Detection GEONAVOD

    Group Members:
    Edward Smith, Charles Purvis, Johnny Garcia, Ulan Bekishov

    GEONAVOD is an autonomous robot that can self-localize and navigate in an indoor environment using active beacons. In addition to navigation, it is useful for the robot to also sense objects in its environment. View More...