ECE Junior Design Teams 2012
Team or project Emergency turn off system for automobiles
Team members Mohamed AlMoharbi
Brief Description New cars turn on/off using a push button. Owners of these cars face a problem with
forgetting to turn off their car which causes it to lock while the engine is running while
unoccupied. We will develop a system that can recognize when the car is unoccupied and
running, and shut down the engine after a specified amount of time.
Product value Cars usually don’t have this feature.
Team or project Team Radio Raiders
Team Leader Kyle Everly
Team members Kyle Everly
Brief Description Create a touch screen interface for a Universal Software Radio Peripheral, using the GNU
open source software library. The touchscreen interface provides wireless connection
abilities as well.
Product value Can be used to simplify the use of commercial or private radios in any type of environment.
proposition (Aircraft, military vehicles, police vehicles, etc.)
Team or project Autonomous Logistics Robot
Team Leader Kyle Desrosier
Team members Kyle Desrosier
Brief Description Use two robots in unison and complete tasks for the IEEE SoutheastCon 2013 student
Team or project Battery powered coffee mug
Team Leader Mutamem AlMuhaideb
Team members Mutamem AlMuhaideb
Brief Description We will build a mug that reduces heat loss and maintains a liquids temperature of for a
long period of time.
Product value Our approach is more practical and effective than other approaches.
Team or project Task Force 3-2-1
Team Leader Juan Cearra
Team members Juan Cearra
Brief Description We will build an RC vehicle that has a transmitter/receiver controller (voice/electrical
signal) that will also run autonomously. Sensors will also prevent collisions with
surroundings and may detect objects in the environment (by heat, color, or other signals).
Product value Can be used in military, search and rescue and in space.
Team or project Power transmission using RF waves
Team Leader Robert Sheffield
Team members Robert Sheffield
Robert Ritter III
Vince Scotti Jr.
Brief Description Deliver wireless power directly to a device using RF frequencies.
Product value Can be used to have a completely wireless environment.
Team or project Autonomous Sea Plane
Team Leader Juan Pablo Leon
Team members Juan Pablo Leon
Brief Description This project is about developing the next generation in sea planes. We will construct a sea
plane following the patents of Lockheed Martin. The purpose of this aircraft is to land and
depart from a short distance. It will have a dual engine located one behind the other in a
diagonal position. Also, the floats are going to be designed with the idea to prevent waves
from generating excessive friction when landing.
Product value Military or search and rescue.
Team or project Autonomous Lawn Mower
Team Leader Barry Dylewski
Team members Barry Dylewski
Brief Description A lawn mower that can be programmed to mow any kind of lawn without any assistance
from the user
Product value Can eliminate the chore of mowing the lawn similar to a dish washer eliminated the chore
proposition of washing the dishes. Can be used in the home environment, golf courses, and really
anywhere there is grass.
Team or project Smart parking system
Team Leader Li Li2
Team members Li Li
Brief Description Design of an autonomous parking sytsem for automobiles
Team or project Vision-Based Parking Management System
Team Leader Rayyan Alsharidah
Team members Mosaed Alsharidah
Brief Description We propose the design of a system for monitoring and managing a parking area using a
vision-based approach. The proposed system utilizes image processing and statistical
methods to analyze image sequences captured by cameras. The system determines the
availability of parking spaces and provides information for vehicle drivers via wireless
Product value The system avoids the use of individual sensors for each parking space which significantly
proposition reduces installation and maintenance costs. In addition, statistics can be collected to
provide useful information on occupancy, busy times, vehicle classification, etc.
Team or project Integrating renewable energy sources with the smart grid system
Team Leader Daniel Sonnenmark
Team members Daniel Sonnenmark
Brief Description We will use solar and wind generators located at the residential level to supplement the
power supplied by the national grid.
Product value Our design will create an efficient, reliable, and economical system to meet the demand for
proposition more electricity.
Team or project Morphing Wing
Team Leader Mete Guray
Team members Mete Guray
Brief Description The morphing Wing is new type of wing that transforms to the required shape by using
rubber muscles. In order to automate this process we will create software that pilot can
pick the specific degree for the flaps and the correct amount of air pressure will be pumped
to the rubber muscles that is located in the wing. Also some temperature and air pressure
sensors will be incorporated.
Product value It is a unique design.
Team or project Roller coaster project
Team Leader Robert Casabona (ME)
Team members Abhishek Barla
6 ME students and 2 AE students
Brief Description Our vehicle design will encapsulate the passengers, using television screens to
create the ride experience.
Product value Can be a revolutionary roller coaster project.