Senior Design Project Awards

The Outstanding ECE Senior Design Project Award

Fall 14 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


  • Senior Design Award Spring 2017 Winner

    ASTRA: Active Shooter Tactical Response Assistant

    Group Members:
    Ben McCall, Puja Patel, Rohini Shah, Aryan Toughiry, Joel Williams

    ASTRA is a network of acoustic sensor arrays that provides law enforcement, private security and emergency medical teams with fast and accurate location information in an outdoor active shooter situation within seconds of a shot being fired. View More...
  • aSLIM: Automated Slotted-Line Impedance Measurement Device

    aSLIM: Automated Slotted-Line Impedance Measurement Device

    Group Members:
    Isaac Bettendorf, Peter Handjinicolaou, Andrew Huttner, Ian Kanyamanza, Valentina Morrison, Charles Pitchard

    The aSLIM is an instrument that measures the impedance of an antenna using the slotted-line approach. Ideally, this device is designed as an affordable replacement for the vector network analyzer used in an educational setting, such as a university engineering lab. View More...
  • Apparatus for Remote Control of Humanoid Robots

    Group Members:
    Martyna Bula, Patrick Early, Eric Eide, Mannan Javid

    The Apparatus for Remote Control of Humanoid Robots (ARCHR) is an intuitive teleoperation system for high degree of freedom robots with haptic feedback. The purpose of this system is to allow minimally trained individuals to control a complex robot to complete a dextrous task. View More...
  • Audio-Visual Active Locator

    Group Members:
    Rony Alaghbar, Kelly Byrnes, Jacob Cohen

    The purpose of the Audio-Visual Active Locator (AVAL) is to be a platform independent and affordable tabletop device for the terminal of a videoconferencing system. The Audio-Visual Active Locator meets this task by taking audio input from a microphone phased array that is used to locate the speaker’s position. The position information found by the phased array is then used to pan the camera towards the speaker. This functionality aims to enhance current conferencing techniques, while embracing seamless integration into existing systems. View More...
  • Electrooculography Human Computer Interface

    Group Members:
    Mark Jeiran, Ammar Palla, Xue Yin

    Electrooculography (EOG) is a technique that measures steady state corneal-retinal potential of the eye balls. Compared with other biological signals, EOG signals have larger amplitudes and distinguishable patterns for different types of eye movements.By taking advantage of EOG signals, this project developed a low-cost and power-efficient device, “Eye-Mouse” ,which used eye movements to control joystick-like movements of the computer cursor in the four cardinal directions. View More...
  • 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...
  • Wireless Guide for Assisting Blind and Visually Impaired People

    Group Members:
    Neda Behrooz, Nikhil Bhagwat, Victor Zapata

    Wireless Guide for Assisting Blind and Visually Impaired People is a navigation system for assisting the blind and visually impaired. It makes use of a positioning system in order to locate and guide a user in an unknown environment. View More...