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16 Autonomous Dog Entertainment
Aimee Rogala
Mary Abbott
Robert Scheuneman
Luke Wendt design_document0.pdf
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Dogs are often left at home alone for periods of time when their owner needs to leave the house. This can cause a dog to become anxious or bored, which can then lead to the dog acting out and chewing on the furniture or causing some other damage throughout the house. We want to develop a device that will entertain the dog with minimal interaction from the owner. Our device will utilize movement and sound to attract a dog’s attention. The device will be able to navigate throughout the house by using IR sensors on the vehicle in order to avoid obstacles. Most devices currently on the market require a higher level of user interaction, which we are trying to avoid with our product. Furthermore, our product has a durable design that is built for the rougher playing style of a dog while still able to avoid obstacles autonomously and operate when dropped in any orientation.

RFI Detector

Jamie Brunskill, Tyler Shaw, Kyle Stevens

RFI Detector

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Problem Statement:

Radio frequency interference from cell phones disrupts measurements at the radio observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Many visitors do not comply when asked to turn their phones off or put them in airplane mode.

Description:

We are planning to design a handheld device that will be able to detect radio frequency interference from cell phones from approximately one meter away. This will allow someone to determine if a phone has been turned off or is in airplane mode.

The device will feature an RF front end consisting of antennas, filters, and matching networks. Multiple receiver chains may be used for different bands if necessary. They will feed into a detection circuit that will determine if the power within a given band is above a certain threshold. This information will be sent to a microcontroller that will provide visual/audible user feedback.

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