ANVIS: Automotive Night Vision Imaging System
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryEmmalynne Clarkston Julian Ortiz Carole Pearson
An augmented reality heads-up display or “HUD” that enhances a driver’s vision in low visibility conditions. A camera captures images of the road, including blind spots, which are enhanced with algorithms developed by the team. Images are projected on the windshield. Can be used hands-free, as system has voice recognition capability.
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryHouda Alafya Sergio Padilla Yousaf Ausaf Isreal Castillo
A multifaceted entertainment and information system controlled from a single device and screen. Multiple interconnected devices are embedded into a coffee-table sized surface. Features an HDMI port, an audio system, a USB type 3 charging station, a projector that can be aimed at the wall or projector screen, a fingerprint secured lockbox as well as dynamic LED lighting, controlled via phone app. Can be used for presentations and or meetings.
Color Acquisition Device
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryCesar Lopez-Zelaya Kyle Hoofman Noah Richter David Rothaus
Using a high-powered laser to generate multiple wavelengths via stimulated Raman scattering, we will attempt to characterize and classify objects based on their spectral reflectivity, by looking at the different shape of the wavelengths in time. Wavelengths generated by stimulated Raman scattering have different shapes in time, making it possible to tell them apart and distinguish objects without using diffractive elements to separate the light waves in space. This reduces the overall size and bulkiness, while also introducing a level of simplicity.
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryJake Pivnik Pablo Calzada Shaneal Findley James Brunner
Mounted on an actual window, the Smart Window gives accurate weather information with a robust set of onboard sensors and WIFI connectivity. The time, calendar and weather information displays when the user approaches. Also serves as a personal assistant with companion mobile app, and can display your personal calendar events. Toggle between transparent and opaque views.
EDADS: Enhanced Driver Awareness Detection System
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryJosh Weed Gage Libby Scott Jokela Paul Ramos
A solution for safer off-road navigation. This system provides a cheaper, more customizable navigation system than current systems on the market. Compact size, easy to integrate into a vehicle, EDADS offers features such as battery voltage and tire temperature monitoring along with being very easily implemented into a vehicle. Aimed at off-road sport driving but can be used in any vehicle.
Lunar Exploration Using Augmented Reality for NASA SUITS Competition
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryTeodor Malendevych Sammy Lee Yongsheng Xu David Brown
Software for an Augmented Reality helmet that helps an astronaut with navigation, lighting, and geological sample taking. Currently there is no visual display in the helmets, as NASA is working with partners to create the hardware. The software allows for increased interaction between the task needed and the user, which results in higher proficiency in task performance.
Autonomous Smart Window
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryNomar Barreto Bradley Howder Abdullah Husain Kenneth Sauers
Can be controlled with a smartphone and features a variable tinting function to select the amount of light transmitted through the window; a privacy screen that toggles between opaque or a frosted appearance, which can be scheduled; a system of sensors that constantly monitors the outside environment to allow for fully autonomous operation; and a color-varying LED system. Security mode engages privacy screen; and eco-mode manages tint level throughout the day to limit sunlight and heat.
Autonomous Pet Entertainment System
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryNathan Anthony Ricardo Serrano Naim El-Nil Cameron Alexander
Features advanced laser technology to entertain pets and navigate through most indoor environments. The self-driving entertainment platform uses a camera to track the pet and keep a laser pointer away from it along with navigational sensors to avoid obstacles while moving about a room. This system was designed by combining technologies from multiple pet toys on the market
Closed Marine Life Support System
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryNicholas Hubbard Brandon Triplett John Semmen Jennifer Starling
A sensor suite designed to study aquatic life in micro-gravity environments. This NASA-funded project will measure critical parameters related to water quality – dissolved oxygen, salinity, temperature, ammonia, algae color, and turbidity. System is equipped with transceiver electronics that will transmit data. The sensor suite will benefit scientists who study how aquatic ecosystems react to micro-gravity environments, as the use of aquatic media is expected to be a central requirement for food production in extraterrestrial conditions. This prototype will serve as a low-cost demonstration of the sensor suite.
Expressive Laser Harp
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryChristian Chang Mohamed Jabbar Matthew Kalinowski Kyle Kaple
A musical instrument that uses laser “strings” and infrared distance sensors to create an expressive, versatile MIDI controller. For musicians of all skill levels, it can be used for live performance or for music creation. This laser harp is unique because of its infrared distance sensors, which detect the distance at which a laser “string” is being blocked, offering a programmable expression similar to aftertouch on a keyboard controller.
Coca-Cola: CIP Checklist – Time Tracking System
Discipline: IEMSAlexia Acevedo Tyler Jones Lily Schleider
This team created a digitized system built in Microsoft Power Apps that will allow supervisors to assign cleaning and sanitation tasks using a computer or mobile device, replacing client’s paper-based system and eliminating unnecessary file cabinets and other furniture taking up facility space. The plant has 9 lines that follow the same cleaning protocol (5 different machine centers). The cleaning-in-place (CIP) process is allocated 6 hours and the allergen CIP takes 12 hours. The plant is open 24/7 using a special shift change system. The team identified tasks to separate elements of the CIP and perform time studies and set standards for each task. The data collected was used by the computer scientists to design the new database, which documents start and finish of each task, and tracks and notifies if the last cleanup was done after a set amount of time. The system also notifies supervisors when time elapsed after last cleanup are accrued. Client will be able to reduce waste, track productivity effectively, automate and/or remotely assign tasks, automate record keeping, and have access to real-time data.
Turtle Tracking II Database Development
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryJesus Rodriguez Katherine Twele Emily Thomas Hogan Bobertz Jack Robert Chavez Hannah Lindgren Breanne Dodier Nguyen Pham
An update to the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group’s database and website to improve efficiency in reporting turtle information and conducting studies with the information. Last year the Turtle Tracking I Team started the transition from the previous database and this year’s team is finalizing the application for use. The latest iteration of the Turtle Tracking Application uses a React Website, Flask API, and an AWS Postgres Database. In addition, any new formats required by the state and any institution that requires information from MTRG can be serviced all at a low-cost system hosted on AWS. During the database development, the industrial engineers helped the computer science team with finding bugs and creating a training program for the website. Quality engineering techniques were used to allow client to implement the database completely and ensure the database is intuitive and user-friendly.
Systems Engineering Toolkit for U.S. Army Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)
Discipline: IEMSAdriana Sasso Dayan Hernandez Guillermo Lozada Gustavo Martinez
The U.S. Army PEO STRI does not have an environment for managing information used to train, guide, and assess systems engineering tasks. A capability is needed to maximize training and tool resources available to the workforce. This team has performed market research to find the best option to support PEO STRI’s current needs and provide a solution.
Splicing Machine Improvement; Splicing Process Optimization for Total Refrigeration Gaskets
Discipline: IEMSMaximiliano Sappia Miguel Victoria Nicholas Radstake
This team has applied project management techniques, simulation, data analysis, economic engineering, ergonomics, thermodynamics, robotics, and electrical engineering concepts to improve TRG’s gasket splicing machine and its table, and to optimize the gasket splicing process. The team’s deliverables include a simulation of the current machine and its performance; a cost-benefit analysis that measures the cost of building and implementing the prototype vs not building the prototype; and an ergonomic analysis report that will evaluate and describe the risk and controls associated with machine and human interaction of current machine and how the new machine accounts for it; and the design concept of the new machine that a future team will use to create a working prototype.
Themed Entertainment Mechatronics
Discipline: InterdisciplinaryMichael Cesta Sarah First Megan Gelfo Danielle Gonzalez Victoria Guise Julia Warner
An animated robotic figure capable of moving through a crowd, speaking to guests and reacting to its environment. It can perform a wide variety of animations, selected by a performer in real-time. The performer can speak to guests as the figure’s character through the use of two-way audio. Comprised of a wheeled base, a rotating torso, two articulated arms, a neck capable of tilting in multiple directions, a head with moving eyebrows and two LED matrix panel eyes.
Go Baby Go! (Green Team)
Discipline: MAETzy Hsu Taylor Kraynak Perry Moore Brandon Stoner Taylor Toth Nafisa Mostofa Mirette Marzouk Samantha Sanchez Brandon Frateschi
A modified ride-on vehicle tailored for an 18-month-old child with mobility challenges. This team collaboratively constructed all modifications with an adjustable component accommodating child’s growth, assisted seating through a head and trunk support system, amplified communication through an electronic learning system, and ensuring foremost user safety through sensor detection and further simplified controls. This supportive, comfortable, and long-lasting assistive ride-on vehicle is intended to provide an entertaining experience while contributing to rehabilitative efforts.
Connected Worker: Research Laboratory Improved Workflow
Discipline: IEMSEvan Amato Carlos Arboleda Julia De Oliveira Eva Gluck Nathan O'Brien Antonny Porlles
In most research laboratories, testing procedures are locked to the display near the instrument being used. This takes the scientist’s attention away from the testing material or instrument and can lead to errors. This project provides ‘As I see it’ views of a lab process, using extended reality technology to create a demo Connected Scientist via assisted reality workflow within a quality-testing environment. The solution employs wearable display technology that provides a heads-up, interactive workflow that an analyst can follow while staying focused on their testing procedure.
Inventory Management Improvement for Advanced Vascular Solutions
Discipline: IEMSEmma Calvin Adrianna Furbush Laura Dwyer Hannah Maldonado Matt Lopez
This team was tasked with improving inventory management for a medical clinic that specializes in arterial, venous, and wound care. AVS does not have an automated system to track inventory or to indicate when stock needs to be replenished. Using Six Sigma tools and various analyses, the team has helped AVS reduce excess cost while optimizing inventory usage and storage. Clinic staff can better plan for inventory shipments. As a result, AVS will be able to save money and storage space while also ensuring reliable, high-quality patient care.
Engineering Drawing Release Tracking and Measuring Software for Aerion Corporation
Discipline: IEMSRyan Anderman Victor Dittrich Jorge Gaytan Yaroslav Spichak Whiteny Stuckey
This team created a low-cost tool to track and monitor the release of engineering drawings for aircraft parts related to the development of a new supersonic business jet. Aerion must keep an aggressive production schedule. This project helps ensure that jet parts are made and delivered in time so production will not be delayed. The team analyzed production need dates and lead times for every step of the production process to calculate exactly when drawings are needed. Data provided by client was analyzed and manipulated to show different trends and metrics that will help departments manage the production process.
Facility Layout Optimization for Aerion Supersonic
Discipline: IEMSJoseph Hernandez Shane Jameson Verina Louka Daniela Scavino Andres Valencia
In anticipation of Aerion’s plan to start producing supersonic jets, this team was tasked with helping to assess goods-movement paths and logistics within the main building of client’s one-million square foot facility equipped with state-of-the-art automation. This included checking if paths between stations have enough clearance and modeling their production schedule to find areas of improvement. This project helps Aerion staff know what to expect from their facility layout and what design improvements can be made. A fully optimized facility can help achieve the goal of producing 48 supersonic jets per year.