Capstone instructor

Sesh Commuri
Sesh Commuri

The 2024 Senior Capstone course in electrical engineering was taught by Sesh Commuri. To learn more about the electrical engineering projects, please email Sesh Commuri.

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Explore the projects

  • EE-1 The Hanger

    Students: Isabella Costa, Samantha Hill, Brian Hill, Tayshawn Williams

    The Hanger is a solar-powered backyard water feature that has a bird feeder and provides a camera feed to watch the birds. Our product has multiple sensors to monitor if the water level drops below the pump's intake valve; to monitor when the birdfeeder needs to be refilled; and to notify the user when a bird is detected at the fountain. Excess solar energy will be stored in a 12VDC battery, allowing our product to have a continuous run-time. At night, our product transforms into a beautiful LED water feature.

  • EE-2 Ionic Crown

    Students: D'Andre Aitala, Melody Dorsey, Kenneth Matthews, Tiffany Noda

    The Ionic Crown Project aims to combat environmental and noise pollution via a different means of propulsion systems. We believe our propulsion system is important because it will allow for the use of drones in busy cities, without noise, pollution or pollution from burning fossil fuels, leading to a safer, healthier and less annoying lifestyle. This new propulsion system is based on the principle of the ionic wind phenomena. If done correctly, it will provide efficient thrust to propel aerial vehicles.

  • EE-3 Deepwater Algae Nautical Retrieval Technology

    Students: Nick Kalvelage, Tinh Le Trung, Roger Przybyla, Domenick Tamietti

    Algae blooms are becoming an increasingly large problem for many reservoirs and lakes around the world. Wildlife that live in and drink from the water are hurt or killed from these large-scale algae blooms. It is important to realize that some of these species may be endangered and having large-scale die-offs can have irreversible effects on the environment and ecosystem. The reservoirs also may serve as drinking water for some populations and, as the world has seen, clean drinking water is very important to human health and quality of life. Current methods of measuring algae levels involve full boats with crews and large transportation costs. Our proposed solution would involve a smaller craft that could be operated by only one person with very easy transportation in almost any vehicle. The craft would go out and collect four samples before returning with the ability to add new bottles and go back out to get more. This solution greatly reduces costs in every category and reduces complexity of planning the collection mission.

  • EE-4 Re: Fridge

    Students: Madison Guerrero, Alim Gulbag, Tavian Hale, Azael Hernandez Quintero

    The RE: Fridge helps users better manage the food stored in their refridgerateor. Its database stores food information and can be accessed through a touch screen or alternative device with remote access. This access will let the user pull the database stored on the device and edit as necessary. RE: Fridge also has a camera and a token system that, when paired with an item the category, will automatically display to speed up the data input process for the user. These tokens eventually will be open to category changes that the user seems fit. To remind users of upcoming expiration dates, there will be a notification system that will alert the consumer of the approaching deadline.

  • EE-5 Temperature Regulating Assistant

    Students: Ben Calvo, Luc DeWitt, Jeremy La Porte, Jonathan-Jake Stanovich-Rubalcava

    The project is an attachment/device that can help regulate the user's temperature, lowering the risk of heat stroke and hypothermia. The device will accomplish this by fitting into an insert or attachment on/in a helmet or worn around the neck. The user can control the temperature via a simple dial, which then will let Peltier cooler/heaters help regulate temperature.

  • EE-6 Buoy Band

    Students: Kurtis Giubbini, Yuryi Mironchyk, Michael Pittenger, Josh Rhoades

    The Buoy Band, a wrist-worn drowning detection device, represents a transformative approach to enhancing the safety of children and youth in aquatic environments. By integrating a practical design with an innovative alert mechanism, the device addresses the critical need for immediate and effective response in drowning scenarios. The device's unique feature, a distinctive and audible frequency alert, is ingeniously designed to instantly capture the attention of nearby adults and potential rescuers, thereby drastically improving the chances of a swift rescue.

  • EE-7 Wireless RC Charger

    Students: Cliff Lewis, Kyle Nicely, Preston Peterson, Estephan Salcedo

    Wireless charging system for RC car including custom wall outlet power adapter, microcontroller car detection and car side power adapter.

  • EE-8 and BME 9 (combined team) MoveMentor

    Students: Matt Hosilyk, Josh James, Grant Korte, Zeyad Lateef, Chris Long

    The MoveMentor product aims to teach exercises for physical therapy and dancing using sensors and image analysis. This provides an alternative for physical therapy and dance lessons at an affordable cost. Users will follow step-by-step movements shown on a display screen that will teach the exercise. The display screen then will give feedback based on the accuracy of the user's movements. A correct movement will be indicated by a green screen and an incorrect movement will be indicated through a red screen.

  • EE-9 Attachable Wipers for Glasses

    Students: German Gomez, Eric Lara, Juan Perez, Ryan Rimal

    This project will create attachable wipers for glasses to help see while in rain or snow.

  • EE-10 and BME-8 (combined team) PressurePoint Pro

    Capstone Professors: Yantao Shen and Sesh Commuri

    Students: Brian Belton, Larson Rivera, Andy Tan, Anna Urias

    Many individuals spend considerable amounts of time standing up with differing postures that may be detrimental to their health. Additionally, with the newfound popularity of health monitoring, individuals may be interested in monitoring their weight consistently without seeking out a traditional scale. The PressurePoint Pro is intended to measure a user's ground reaction force to advise medical professionals on the design of shoe orthotics or provide users with the means to track static weight over extended periods of time without utilizing an external scale. The focus for the project is to develop a single shoe insert prototype with 12 force sensors. The prototype can measure the user's weight distribution, monitor components of an individual's gait cycle and display metrics and graphs through data processing. The PressurePoint Pro must meet certain specifications as a complete product and as a prototype. Some relevant specifications for the prototype include utilizing a single control module affixed to a shin guard to data log to an SD card, a Python application and non-laminated sensor array affixed to sheets of 3D-printed plastic. To meet the desired specifications, certain team-dictated system requirements were created that branch into more specific module-focused requirements.

  • EE-11 Project Pipe Finder

    Students: Andrew Hignight, Ean McNeill, Dominic Pettinato, Matthew Rios

    Project Pipe Finder aims to provide a noninvasive pipeline-tracking service that detects the depth and orientation of underground galvanized steel pipelines. The advantage of our project is that we can reduce the amount of time it takes to accurately determine the depth and orientation. The projected deliverable is a completed prototype of a ground-penetrating radar unit that will detect a galvanized steel pipeline and its orientation at a depth of 3 feet. So overall, Pipe Finder offers an alternative solution for detecting underground pipeline networks that may save utility service, water, oil and natural gas companies valuable time, money and resources.

  • EE-12 AquaSense: A portable water quality analyzer

    Students: Richard Gunkel, Trevor Lewis, Jake Rider, Brad Schroeck

    AquaSense is a portable water quality analyzer that is designed to measure TDS and pH of water using an Arduino microprocessor and sensors.

  • EE-13 The SensiGuard

    Students: Kate Begonia, Evan Daley, Devon Permann, Connor Riche

    SensiGuard aims to assist individuals, including those with disabilities, in avoiding collisions and potential accidents. This promotes independence and avoidance of injury. This project aims to create a wearable safety device that will use radar technology to detect high-speed objects approaching the wearer. The device then will produce several warning outputs to account for most disabilities. These outputs include sound, light and vibration.

  • EE-14 GuardianWave Wireless Entry Sensor

    Students: Mohammadali Afshar, Sean McCartney, Kent Morris, Bryan Zepeda

    Following are some key features of the system:

    • Wireless power transfer: utilizing resonant antennas, the system wirelessly transmits power to the security door sensor, eliminating the need for wired connections.
    • AC to DC power rectification: the system includes components for converting alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), ensuring compatibility with the sensor's power requirements.
    • Security door sensor functionality: the system powers a low-power security door sensor equipped with a sound alarm, LED lights alarm and arm/disarm functions, enhancing security measures.
    • Compliance with FCC regulations: the design adheres to FCC rules and regulations, ensuring electromagnetic compatibility and safety for human exposure.
    • Safety: the system prioritizes safety, with measures in place to ensure that human exposure to electromagnetic fields remains within acceptable limits.

    By combining wireless power transfer technology with efficient power rectification and compliance with regulatory standards, the proposed system offers a reliable and safe solution for powering low-power security door sensors. This project addresses the growing demand for wireless and energy-efficient security systems while prioritizing user safety and regulatory compliance.