ELEC 399 Projects

1. AudioGPS (3DNav): Carissa Ouellette, Ben Mahlman, Matt Holland, Sean Cunningham

AudioGPS is an ambitious project that develops a software tool to convert stereo sound into 3D sound. This is done by applying DSP techniques on audio signals produced by stereo speakers, according to psychoacoustic findings in phase and sound. Using head-related transfer functions and reverberation, the developed software tool will change the sound on its way from the source to the listener's ear to simulate 3D effects. These effects include localization of sound sources behind, above and below the listener. Project Website

2. Smart Bus: Sean McCullagh, Ian Flanagan, Hallan Currie

SMART BUS is a new initiative to provide internet wireless access to city bus riders. This initiative would be highly appealing to the thousands of commuters who spend long time on buses each day in their trips to and from work.

Bus riders can use this Wi-Fi service to connect their laptops or any other mobile devices, such as cell phones, IPADs or tablets, to the Internet. This allows people to make use of their time in transit for entertainment, checking their emails, or even to finish some work. SMART BUS project has just got support from Rogers. Project Website

  • 3. Car-Link: Max McLean, Pelle Bjornert, David Findlay, Graham Allegretto

    The Car-Link smart cruise control system is a promising project that aims at increasing the capacity of roadways, decrease the number of rear-end collisions, and decrease fuel consumption on the installed car. The system will essentially aid vehicles preexisting cruise control by removing the human control of vehicles throttle and breaking on highways and activate an adaptive autonomous cruise control algorithm. Project Website

    4. Autonomous QuadCopter: Taylor Coulthard, Jarrod Ferguson, Evgeny Schastlivenko

    The quad-copter is an aircraft that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. Quad-rotors are classified as rotorcraft, as opposed to fixed-wing aircraft, because their lift is derived from four rotors. In this project, students will develop a firmware on a microcontroller board to control a quad-rotor vehicle so that it's capable of indoor and outdoor autonomous operations, including take-off, hover, maneuver, and landing capabilities, through paths defined by different sensors. Project Website

    Dancing-robot compitition

    (^_^) $2K raised for the dancing-robot compitition. Thanks to Dr. Kin Li, the Dean's office, ECE, ME, and CS depts., and to GSS for their great help.