Hall of Fame


Project Award
ATTITUDE DETERMINATION AND CONTROL MODULE FOR UIUC NANOSATELLITES
Shamith Achanta, Rick Eason, Srikar Nalamalapu
Honorable Mention
Healthy Chair
Ryan Chen, Alan Tokarsky, Tod Wang
Honorable Mention
Electronic Mouse (Cat Toy)
Jack Casey, Chuangy Zhang, Yingyu Zhang
Honorable Mention
Musical Hand
Ramsey Foote, Thomas MacDonald, Michelle Zhang
Honorable Mention
Habit-Forming Toothbrush Stand
John Kim, Quinn Palanca, Rahul Vasanth
Honorable Mention
Resonant Cavity Field Profiler
Salaj Ganesh, Max Goin, Furkan Yazici
Outstanding Engineering Award
$1000
Autonomous Sailboat
Riley Baker, Arthur Liang, Lorenzo Rodriguez Perez
Outstanding Engineering Award
$1000
UV Sensor and Alert System - Skin Protection
Liz Boehning, Gavin Chan, Jimmy Huh
Senior Design Instructors' Award
$1000
Automatic Piano Tuner
Joseph Babbo, Colin Wallace, Riley Woodson
Senior Design Instructors' Award
$1000

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