Modelling and Simulation of a Power Take-off in Connection with Multiple Wave Energy Converters

The objective of this thesis is to develop a model that will integrate multiple buoys to a power take-off hub. The model will be derived using a time domain analysis and will consider the Continue reading

Automatic Control of a Quadrotor in the Smart Building


In this project, we investigate automatic control of a quadrotor UAV and discuss its possible applications in the Smart Building. The purpose is to construct a control algorithm for stable quadrotor flight and explore the use of UAV in a Continue reading

Wing Tip Dynamics Simulator


The main goal of this project is to design and manufacture a testing device that will move an antenna in way that simulates a wingtip in flight in an anechoic chamber for the Raytheon Company. Raytheon is a defense contractor that is divided into multiple Continue reading

Design And Analysis Of a Lift Assist Walker


Walkers provided stability to the elderly but cannot assist a person from sitting to standing. The objective of this project is to present the design and analysis of a lift assist walker. This report discusses the design and analysis of a collapsible lift assist walker Continue reading

Design, Fabrication, and Testing of Anemr Gun Based Orbital Debris Impact Testing Platform


This paper describes the changes made from Cal Poly’s initial railgun system, the Mk. 1 railgun, to the Mk. 1.1 system, as well as the design, fabrication, and testing of a newer and larger Mk. 2 railgun system. The Mk. 1.1 system is developed as a more Continue reading

Multicore, Multithreaded, Phase-synchronous Fm Sound Synthesizer


This project implements a phase-synchronous FM synthesis algorithm in hardware. Envelope and low frequency oscillator modulation of oscillator parameters is implemented. The microcontroller the system is based on, the XMOS XS1-G4, allows for Continue reading

Robust Unconstrained Face Detection and Lip Localization Algorithm Using Gabor Filters


Automatic speech recognition (ASR) is a well-researched field of study aimed at augmenting the man-machine interface through interpretation of the spoken word. From in-car voice recognition systems to automated telephone directories, automatic Continue reading

Scaled Synthetic Aperture Radar System Development


Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems generate two dimensional images of a target area using RF energy as opposed to light waves used by cameras. When cloud cover or other optical obstructions prevent camera imaging over a target area, SAR Continue reading

Concatenative Synthesis for Novel Timbral Creation


Modern day musicians rely on a variety of instruments for musical expression. Tones produced from electronic instruments have become almost as commonplace as those produced by traditional ones as evidenced by the plethora of artists who can be Continue reading

Digital Guitar Effects Unit and Amplifier


This report outlines the design and implementation of a digital guitar effects unit and amplifier. The main portion of this project consisted of the digital equalizer and effects. Several commercial equalizers were researched in order to decide the typical Continue reading