Senior Design

On April 27th, the Electrical Engineering Department hosted the 2017 Senior Capstone Design Poster Competition featuring seniors' final projects as undergraduate students. Students from Computer Science, Computer, Biomedical, Biological, Agricultural, Chemical Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering presented their posters to students, staff, faculty, and industry during a two-hour event held in Bud Walton Arena. 

Posters presented are the result of a year-long project undertaken by engineering students in their senior year and represent the practical and applicable engineering skills developed by students throughout their undergraduate career. 

Many posters were an interdepartmental effort while others cooperated with the Fort Smith campus. The total number of posters presented this year were 76. Electrical Engineering seniors presented 13 posters, which were sponsored by Black & Veatch, Tyson, No Magic, Harrison French & Associates (HFA), Challenge Technology, and the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation. Other posters were sponsored by engineering faculty or departments. 

This year's top poster was presented by Computer Science and Engineering students under a project titled Autonomous Decentralized Indoor Robot Navigation Using Smart Cameras with ROS for Efficient Adaptability to Arbitrary Environments. Students in Biomedical Engineering took the second-place title with their design of an artificial mitral valve chamber and an interdepartmental effort between Electrical Engineering students in Fort Smith and Mechanical Engineering students at Fayetteville took the third-place title with their Tyson Foods Inc. Plant Automation System. 

 

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LED Fashion Team Project Poster

Project Title: 

Enclothe Runway Lighting and Enhancements Multidisciplinary Fashion Show

Team Members: 

Arielle Williams, Anne Laschober, and Zach Mendez

Harrison French & Associates (HFA)

Collaboration: 

Electrical Engineering, Apparel Merchandising and Product Development, and Horticulture Departments

Electrical Engineering students collaborated with the Horticulture department to help produce AMPD's second annual fashion show which incorporates electrical components to produce an interactive runway. This poster represents the show's first component, a runway outlined with LED strips designed to be interactive with the models' movement. 

Project Poster

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Team 6

Project Title: 

115kV- 34.5kV Arkadia Substation & Solar Farm Design

Team Members:

 Sarah Jagessar, Anas Alsayed, Drey Fickle, and Steven Brown

Black & Veatch

This project involved the completion of a detailed protection and control design of a 115kV- 34.5kV radial bus distribution substation as well as the design of a 60MW solar farm feed-in.  

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Team 8

Project Title: 

161- 24.9kV Substation Expansion Project

Team Members:

 K'Adesh Hepburn, Abdulrahman Alsayari, Geno Guilliame, Abubakar Yakubu

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC)

For this project, students completed a protective relaying, control, and monitoring design for a 2nd power transformer at a developed 161- 24.9kV distribution substation.  

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Project Title: 

Cost Effective Pediatric Monitor

Team Members:

 Luke Skelton, Melody Ta, and Christian Tyler

For this project, students designed and developed a portable, electronic device that can measure an infant's vital signs and provide an alert if these go into critical condition.  

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Project Title: 

Drive the Boats (Hardware Team)

Team Members:

 Brian Jones, Daniel Hartley, Michael Pollard, and Kendrick Stephen

No Magic

Collaboration:

Electrical and Computer Science and Engineering

For the second component of the Drive the Boats project, students designed a hardware system capable of performing all requirements needed to develop a fleet of autonomous vessels.  

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Team 10

Project Title: 

Drive the Boats (Software Team)

Team Members:

 Mark Dixon, Ryan Jordan, and Aleczander Jackson

No Magic

Collaboration: 

Electrical and Computer Science and Engineering

For this project, students designed a fleet of intelligent boats to be used by the Navy for combat training. The boats designed can drive to a target landing zone, autonomously avoid obstacles, group into and readjust set formation, and set  and modify individual landing zones.  

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Poster 15

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Project Title: 

Motor Drive Board Design for UAFS Mars Rover

Team Members:

 Drew Caple and John Presson

Collaboration: 

U of A Fort Smith

For this project, students designed motor drive board to be used on the UAFS Mars Rover. 

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Project Title: 

NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Team Members:

 Marcelo Navajas and Matthew Snider

NASA

Collaboration: 

Electrical, Mechanical, and Computer Science and Engineering

For this project, students designed a mining robot with the ability to transverse a simulated Martian terrain and gather resources. 

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Poster 9

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Team 9

Project Title: 

2017 Region 5 IEEE Robotics Competition

Team Members:

 Tyler Adamson and Vinh Nguyen

For this project, students built an autonomous robot designed to identify tunnels and map scenarios.

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Team 7

Project Title: 

Solar USB Charger

Team Members:

 Kyle Addington, Chris Matthews, and Kelly McKenzie

Dr. Morgan Ware, assistant professor, electrical engineering

For this project, electrical engineering students designed a fast, portable USB device charger powered by a solar cell. Two types of solar cells were designed and fabricated as well as a power-harvesting circuit to convert the cell output into usable power.  

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Tyson Team 3rd place

Project Title: 

Tyson Automation ~ M&M Batching System

Team Members: 

Juston Hutson, Charles Musick, Ubaldo Marquez, Jarret Adams, Elmer Marin, Eric Torres, Tyler Starr, and Kaleb Porter

Tyson Foods Inc. 

Collaboration: 

Electrical Engineering students at U of A Fort Smith and Mechanical Engineering students U of A Fayetteville

This is the third place winner of the 2017 poster competition. Students at both campuses worked with faculty to design and build an M&M Batching system with the purpose of illustrating Tyson's automation process in a fun and engaging manner. 

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Project Title: 

Volumetric Gas Measurement

Team Members:

 Andrew Nance, Lidiana Quezada, and Jaylan Dawson

Challenge Technology

For this project, students designed a volumetric gas measurement device to be used in low pressure applications such as bioreactors and laboratory experiments.