Mock Demo

Description

The mock demo is an informal but mandatory event held with your TA during your weekly meeting time. At this point, the major sub-systems of your project should have been constructed, but perhaps not yet integrated or tested. These sub-systems correspond to the blocks originally outlined in the Project Proposal and improved upon in your Design Review.

Requirements and Grading

If you are present, you will earn full points for the mock demo. Thus, no score is directly attached to your progress by this point, but adequate progress is critical if the project is to be completed on time.

Submission and Deadlines

Nothing needs to be submitted on the course website. You should bring hardware to your weekly TA meeting, during which the mock demo will take place.

Filtered Back – Projection Optical Demonstration

Tori Fujinami, Xingchen Hong, Jacob Ramsey

Filtered Back – Projection Optical Demonstration

Featured Project

Project Description

Computed Tomography, often referred to as CT or CAT scans, is a modern technology used for medical imaging. While many people know of this technology, not many people understand how it works. The concepts behind CT scans are theoretical and often hard to visualize. Professor Carney has indicated that a small-scale device for demonstrational purposes will help students gain a more concrete understanding of the technical components behind this device. Using light rather than x-rays, we will design and build a simplified CT device for use as an educational tool.

Design Methodology

We will build a device with three components: a light source, a screen, and a stand to hold the object. After placing an object on the stand and starting the scan, the device will record three projections by rotating either the camera and screen or object. Using the three projections in tandem with an algorithm developed with a graduate student, our device will create a 3D reconstruction of the object.

Hardware

• Motors to rotate camera and screen or object

• Grid of photo sensors built into screen

• Light source

• Power source for each of these components

• Control system for timing between movement, light on, and sensor readings