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Final Year projects showcase

Final Year projects showcased @ SP Engineering Show are:

Project: Smart Bike

Technology areas:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Mobile, Wireless & Web

The Smart Bike secures the bicycle against theft with the use of a 3-axis sensor, a loud buzzer, a microcontroller, various wireless communication technologies (GPS, GSM, Bluetooth) and a mobile app. A cyclist can 'activate' the Smart Bike Alarm through a mobile phone app. If someone tries to move his bike (e.g. when he is getting a drink at a hawker centre), the movement will be detected by a 3-axis sensor and a loud buzzer on the bike will be triggered. The cyclist will also be informed of its movement on his mobile phone via Bluetooth signal. If the cyclist walks out of range of the Bluetooth signal, he will also be notified. The Smart Bike Alarm has both GPS and GSM modules. To locate his bike (e.g. in case of theft or a misplaced bike), the cyclist can send an SMS to the Smart Bike Alarm. The Smart Bike Alarm will then reply with an SMS containing a Google Map link. The cyclist can click on the link to open up a Google Map, pin-pointing the Bike's location.
 

Project: Hunter Drone

Technology areas:

  • Aerospace
  • Industry Automation

The aim of this project was to develop two separate modules, namely, the software-tracking video analytic module and the video analytic module. The software-tracking video analytic module is designed to detect and track flying drones in a restricted zone. The video analytic module is created to detect ground intruders entering a restricted zone with the help of a UAV DJI Phantom 4 patrolling around a pre-configured location.
 

Project: Flexible Electronics

Technology areas:

  • IC Design & Nanofabrication
  • Smart Healthcare

In these projects, students explore the development of humidity and alcohol breathalyser sensors by printing functional inks on flexible substrates. The humidity sensor is useful for humidity measurement in skincare applications while the alcohol breathalyser sensor is used to test alcohol in a driver's breath.

Project: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Technology areas:

  • Robotics
  • Industry Automation

The aim of this project is to develop an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that is able to navigate itself, perform underwater tasks and localize underwater signals without any human intervention. The AUV is equipped with state-of-the-art underwater sensors such as an inertial measurement unit, hydrophones and an altimeter to help in making complex decisions when underwater.

The data obtained from these sensors are used in complex algorithms to navigate the AUV autonomously, detect obstacles and tasks using image processing. The AUV is able to detect underwater signals similar to black box signals from aircrafts. The pings are detected by hydrophones and processed by an on-board acquisition system. The AUV is designed and updated every year to participate in the annual Singapore AUV Challenge.

Project: Citizen Driven IoT Innovations For Disaster Relief

Technology areas:

  • Network, Cloud & Analytics
  • Mobile, Wireless & Web

The proposed framework consists of several computing building blocks necessary to facilitate citizen-driven IoT innovations. The building blocks are modular designs of the prototype which allow for adaptation to different scenarios and incorporate a sensors module for data collection, a self-sustained power supply, long-range communication modules, a mesh network, and a data processing sub-system with visualisation capabilities hosted on cloud computing.

Two solar-powered pylons provide communication. For this unit, NodeMCU is used as the processor which consists of an ESP 8266 chip which can be configured as an Access Point. The LoRa chip is UM402 which uses 433MHz and UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) connections.

The phone is then used to connect to this unit and to a Web Server which is 192.168.4.1. At this website, a Text Box allows for entry of messages which will be sent over to another pylon. The receiver side will have an LCD Screen to display the messages received.

This system can be used in disaster areas where most people will probably still have their phones to seek help. If not, a keypad on the pylon can be used.

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