Solar Powered PIR Security System to Monitor Wildlife

Solar Powered PIR Security System to Monitor Wildlife

Date: 2013
Creator: Jones, Raechelle; Meyer, Chelsea; Wolf, Lori; Acevedo, Miguel F. & Williams, Jennifer
Description: This poster discusses research on building a solar powered PIR security system to monitor wildlife. Researchers introduce the concept of off-grid wildlife video monitoring using a security system, a microcontroller, passive infrared motion sensor and the solar panels with a battery bank.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Robotics: Cooperation of Autonomous Robots Using Bluetooth Communication

Robotics: Cooperation of Autonomous Robots Using Bluetooth Communication

Date: 2013
Creator: Freeman, Elizabeth; Bell, Jesse; Namuduri, Kamesh & Costilla, Omar
Description: This poster discusses research on the cooperation of autonomous robots using Bluetooth communication. Researchers explore multi-agent NXT Robotics systems using a Bluetooth communication channel. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
GPS/GSM Based Tracking System for the Recovery of High Power Model Rockets

GPS/GSM Based Tracking System for the Recovery of High Power Model Rockets

Date: 2013
Creator: Bih, Michael; Gscheidle, Karl H.; Hardy, Debra; Kollipara, Naveen & Kulle, Gregory
Description: This report discusses research on GPS/GSM based tracking systems for the recovery of high power model rockets. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
GPS Tracking of High Power Model Rockets

GPS Tracking of High Power Model Rockets

Date: 2013
Creator: Gscheidle, Karl H.; Hardy, Debra; Kulle, Gregory; Bih, Michael; Acevedo, Miguel F. & Kollipara, Naveen
Description: Poster presented as part of the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project. This poster discusses research on GPS/GSM based tracking systems for the recovery of high power model rockets.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Using Wireless Sensor Network to monitor and control an indoor Aquaponic System

Using Wireless Sensor Network to monitor and control an indoor Aquaponic System

Date: 2013
Creator: Guerrero, Jose; Edwards, Fern; Wan, Yan & Sheth, Vardhman
Description: This poster discusses research on using a wireless sensor network (WSN) node to monitor and remotely control various water parameters in an aquaponic system.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Teaching Fundamentals of Digital Logic Design and Vlsi Design Using Computational Textiles

Teaching Fundamentals of Digital Logic Design and Vlsi Design Using Computational Textiles

Date: August 2014
Creator: Inampudi, Sivateja
Description: This thesis presents teaching fundamentals of digital logic design and VLSI design for freshmen and even for high school students using e-textiles. This easily grabs attention of students as it is creative and interesting. Using e-textiles to project these concepts would be easily understood by students at young age. This involves stitching electronic circuits on a fabric using basic components like LEDs, push buttons and so on. The functioning of these circuits is programmed in Lilypad Arduino. By using this method, students get exposed to basic electronic concepts at early stage which eventually develops interest towards engineering field.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
An Arduino Based Control System for a Brackish Water Desalination Plant

An Arduino Based Control System for a Brackish Water Desalination Plant

Date: August 2015
Creator: Caraballo, Ginna
Description: Water scarcity for agriculture is one of the most important challenges to improve food security worldwide. In this thesis we study the potential to develop a low-cost controller for a small scale brackish desalination plant that consists of proven water treatment technologies, reverse osmosis, cation exchange, and nanofiltration to treat groundwater into two final products: drinking water and irrigation water. The plant is powered by a combination of wind and solar power systems. The low-cost controller uses Arduino Mega, and Arduino DUE, which consist of ATmega2560 and Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU microcontrollers. These are widely used systems characterized for good performance and low cost. However, Arduino also requires drivers and interfaces to allow the control and monitoring of sensors and actuators. The thesis explains the process, as well as the hardware and software implemented.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries