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Visualization of a 3D Motion Capture Sensor Network

Advisor: Ing. Pavel Pačes, Ph.D., pacesp@fel.cvut.cz

The project aims to process and visualize data provided by a set of wirelessly connected sensors which measures movement of different parts of a human body. Every part of the human body I assembled by a sensor which consists of a three-axial accelerometer, a three-axial angular rate sensor, and a magnetometer. The student is supposed to process data from these sensors (there can be up to twelve sensors) and, with known limitations provided by human body joints, reconstruct the captured movement. There should be a program which will show a simple figure which will repeat movement captured by the system. The literature research should include methods of movement reconstruction and description of interfaces used by the current 3D Motion Capture Systems. The summary of the work should be published as a scientific article.

Requirements:

Interests in sensors, electronics, wireless technology, programming and motion capture are required. Basic knowledge about Matlab environment is essential.

References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers):

[1] Mason Inman, “Cheap sensors could capture your every move,” New Scientist, Now. 2007.

 


Small Satellite Platform Electronic and Control

Advisor: Ing. Pavel Pačes, Ph.D., pacesp@fel.cvut.cz

The student is supposed to work on a remote controlled platform which illustrates principles of spacecraft stabilization - Small Satellite Platform. The work is composed from evaluation of the sensor system performance needed for the spacecraft stabilization and replacement of the current flywheel speed of rotation sensor and magnetometer with more precise sensors. The existing controller still lacks its expected performance and so the second part of the task will be aimed on the platform stabilization in one axe with help of the new sensors.

Requirements:

Interests in sensors, electronics, wireless technology, programming and satellite technology are required. Basic knowledge about Matlab environment is essential.

References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers):

[1] Pačes, P. - Popelka, J. - Marchitto, Emidio - Levora, T.: Smart Sensor Data Processing for Aerospace Applications in Education Illustrated by a Small Satellite Platform Demonstrator In: DASC 2012 - 31th Digital Avionics System Conference - Proceedings [CD-ROM]. Piscataway: IEEE Operations Center, 2012, p. 1-8. ISBN 978-1-4673-1698-9.

 


Full-Motion Simulator Control Interface and Flight Evaluation

Advisor: Ing. Pavel Pačes, Ph.D., pacesp@fel.cvut.cz

The project consists of software intended to control a full-motion flight simulator, e.g. start/stop the simulation through a remote interface (RPC) and software which will allows evaluating results from the simulated flight. The evaluation will be performed on the flight data which will be compared with airplane envelope, position, airspaces etc. The software should be able to provide a list of events describing situation where rules were violated. The summary of the work should be published as a scientific article.

Requirements:

Interests in sensors, electronics, wireless technology, programming and satellite technology are required. Basic knowledge about MS Visual Studio environment is essential.

References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers):

[1] Pačes, P. - Levora, T. - Bruna, O. - Popelka, J. - Mlejnek, J.: Integrated Modular Avionics Onboard of Small Airplanes - Fiction or Reality? In: 30th DASC Digital Avionics Systems Conference [CD-ROM]. Piscataway: IEEE, 2011, p. 7A1-1-7A1-12. ISBN 978-1-61284-796-2

 


 Miniature module for differential pressure measurement in airplane

Advisor: Ing. Jan Popelka, popelja3@fel.cvut.cz

This project is focused on design and realization of a miniature module for measurement of differential pressure on board of an airplane. Main part of this work consists of design and manufacturing of printed circuit boards for a sensor power supply and for sensors’ output values digitalization. Design of this board should be focused on dimension minimization. Next part of this project is focused on assembling the whole measurement module and on programming of embedded microcontroller. This microcontroller (arm based) will be used for acquiring data, data processing and communication with supervised system.

Requirements:

Interests in sensors, electronics, programming and PCB design are required.

References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers):

[1] Popelka, J.: Miniaturisation of New System for Positional Angles Measurement. In POSTER 2012 - 16th International Student Conference on Electrical Engineering. Praha: Czech Technical University in Prague, 2012, p. 1-4. ISBN 978-80-01-05043-9.

[2] Popelka, J. - Pačes, P.: Miniaturization and Sensor Fusion of a Measurement Unit for a Trailing Bomb. In DASC 2012 - 31th Digital Avionics System Conference - Proceedings. Piscataway: IEEE Operations Center, 2012, p. 1-9. ISBN 978-1-4673-1698-9.

 


Communication control of distributed system with the help of standard IEEE 1451

Advisor: Ing. Jan Popelka, popelja3@fel.cvut.cz

This project is focused on implementation of wireless data transfer and plug&play technology into distributed system on plane’s board. This distributed system consists of a master and slaves modules, which can be based on embedded systems or simulated in PC. Next part of this project consists of creating an electronic data sheets generator for slave modules.

Requirements:

Interests in electronics, wireless technology and programming are required.

References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers):

[1] Popelka, J. - Pačes, P.: Performance of Smart Sensors Standards for Aerospace Applications. Przeglad Elektrotechniczny. 2012, vol. 88, no. 01a, p. 229-232. ISSN 0033-2097.

[2] Popelka, J. - Pačes, P.: IEEE 1451 Development Library. [Software]. 2012.