TWO SEMESTER SENIOR DESIGN CAPSTONE ECE 4805-4806
NEW STUDENT PROJECTS THAT ARE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE TO ECE SENIORS
Sponsored by the GM Foundation and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
CONNECTED VEHICLE CELLULAR APPLICATIONS: This project will leverage existing connected vehicle systems available at VTTI to design and integrate a cellular-based communication backbone and prototype connected vehicle applications.
IMPROVING RELATIVE POSITIONING FOR CONNECTED VEHICLE: For some installations, GPS antennas cannot be readily mounted in clear-view of the sky. The purpose of this project is to develop and test methods for improving performance under such circumstances.
WIRELESS SENSOR INTERFACE FOR DATA ACQUISITION: The purpose of this project is to develop a reliable wireless interface for integrating existing sensors (accelerometers, radar, video, etc.) into the VTTI Data Acquisition System (DAS) used to test prototype GM vehicles.
DEVELOP POWER SOURCE FOR REMOTE SENSING: This project is focused on developing a remote power source for such sensors. Specifically for this project, the sensor of primary interest is a miniature video camera. Camera should be capable of operating for extended periods of time capturing video from key-on to key-off for a typical driver over a three to twelve month period. Capturing energy (e.g. solar) is suggested.
Please contact the ECE 4805/06 Class Instructor Gino Manzo firstname.lastname@example.org 571-722-2667, if you are interested in working on any of these projects beginning this Fall.