Projects


# Title Team Members TA Professor Documents Sponsor
1
Cheap and Versatile Breathalyzer Box
Cameron Palte
Kush Patel
Stanley Zhao
Shaoyu Meng Wei He proposal1.pdf
2
LiftSense - Olympic Lifting Technique Analyzer
Chase Johnston
Ethan Filzone
Rohin Kumar
Jonathan Hoff Wei He proposal1.pdf
3
Smart Interface for ECEB Research Solar Panels
Dillon Vadgama
Douglas Lee
Sachin Reddy
Shaoyu Meng Jing Jiang proposal1.pdf
4
PhytoHome - Regulated Aeroponic System
Joseph Rapp
Pablo Catalan
Umme Kulsoom
Christopher Horn Wei He proposal1.pdf
5
Smartphone Hemocytometer
Fengmao Zheng
Rui Pu
Shixin Wu
Amr Martini Jing Jiang
6
PathTracker: A Smartphone Clip-on Sensor of HIV Virus
Qingxi Meng
Yunxiao Diao
Zhifeng Ou
Amr Martini Jing Jiang proposal1.pdf
7
Mobile Monitoring Box for Solar Panels
Cole Froelich
Joseph Garcia
Matthew Tyiran
Jack Li Wei He proposal1.pdf
8
Pet Pest Protector
Kyle Schildgen
Madison Hedlund
Zuriel Tronco
Mengze Sha Wei He proposal1.pdf
9
ERSAB: Electronic Response System for Assisted Braking
Neil Stimpson
Prerak Sanghvi
Vassily Petrov
Christopher Horn Jing Jiang other1.pdf
10
Active feedback control for laser pointing stability
Hao Yan
Ruomu Hao
Sean White
Yangge Li Jing Jiang proposal1.pdf
11
Wristband that keeps you awake
Bum Jun Kim
Jaime Ontiveros
Junfei Gu
Jack Li Jing Jiang proposal1.pdf
12
PC Buttonpad
Adit Umakanth
Stephanie Jaster
Yicong Dong
Mengze Sha Wei He proposal3.pdf
13
Automated Closet
Nikhil Parmar
Shania Arora
William Doherty
Jack Li Wei He proposal1.pdf
14
Bird Box
Chang-Wei Chang
Megan Roller
Weihang Liang
Yangge Li Wei He other1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pptx
15
Modular and Portable Pill Box
Justin Couvignou
Phillip Zhou
Sayan Sur
Kristina Miller Jing Jiang proposal1.docx
16
POTD-Problem-Based Alarm
Chenxi Xu
Xiangyu Wu
Zhuyun Zheng
Jack Li Wei He proposal1.pdf
17
Wearable Devices for Software Instruments
John Born
Kuang Wang
Miguel Torres
Kristina Miller Wei He proposal1.pdf
18
Automatic Checkout Cart
Andrew Wang
Lucas McDonald
Timothy Lan
Yangge Li Wei He proposal1.pdf
19
Automated Seasoning Dispenser (ASD)
Elliott Robinson
Pawel Michalski
Kristina Miller Wei He proposal1.pdf
20
Desk Reservation System
Akeem Kennedy
Mark Syrek
Siddhant Jain
Mengze Sha proposal1.pdf
21
Power Demand Response System
Antonio Martinez
William Widjaja
Evan Widloski
22
Automated Window Temperature Regulator
Derik Lee
Hersh Singh
Louis Wright
Shaoyu Meng proposal1.pdf
23
Wearable Pediatric Eczema Tracker
Dong Hyun Kim
Hyoungjo Hahm
Sung Hoon Lee
Jonathan Hoff Jing Jiang proposal1.pdf
24
Bike Crash Detection
Alexander Tam
Brian Lin
Dhruv Mathur
Kristina Miller proposal1.pdf
25
WobbleBot - Dynamic balancing robot on sphere
Marc Backas
Mingrui Zhou
Phillip Lovetere
David Null Jing Jiang other1.ipynb
proposal1.pdf
26
Computation, localization, and power systems for distributed robotics
Lyle Regenwetter
Tanitpong Lawphongpanich
Jonathan Hoff proposal1.pdf
27
Roadside Sound Meter
Charlie Yang
Jordan Rodier
Wentao Jiang
Mengze Sha Jing Jiang proposal1.pdf
28
FORMI - A NEW AGE OF MUSIC LISTENING
Drew Stogner
Kshithij Kamal
Jonathan Hoff Jing Jiang other1.pdf
29
Soil Analyzer
Joseph Wightman
Paul Sikora
Yangge Li Jing Jiang proposal1.pdf
30
REMOTE CONTROL LED WITH TIME/TEMPERATURE/DATE DISPLAYING LCD SCREEN AND TOUCH SENSOR
Jingfan Zhang
Jintao Chen
Yuming Jin
Mengze Sha proposal1.pdf
31
Voice Activated Volleyball Scorekeeper
Allan Zou
Christopher Kalebich
Jason Hwang
Jack Li proposal1.pdf
32
Dead-Lift Assistant
Benedict Egiebor
Johan Mufuta
Sean Luo
Jonathan Hoff proposal1.pdf
33
zkTAP: A Zero-Knowledge Trustless Authentication Protocol
Joseph Kuo
Lilan Yang
Majdi Hassan
Evan Widloski proposal1.pdf
34
Magnetorquer
Jiayin Ling
Reda Lamniji
Riley Stewart
Yangge Li proposal1.pdf
35
Road Interference Mapper (The RIM)
Euiho Jung
Minh Le
Zhiyuan Zheng
Kristina Miller proposal1.pdf
37
Vehicle to Vehicle Communication Device
Alejandro Gonzalez
Harsh Harpalani
Tiger Chung
Christopher Horn proposal1.pdf

Master Bus Processor

Clay Kaiser, Philip Macias, Richard Mannion

Master Bus Processor

Featured Project

General Description

We will design a Master Bus Processor (MBP) for music production in home studios. The MBP will use a hybrid analog/digital approach to provide both the desirable non-linearities of analog processing and the flexibility of digital control. Our design will be less costly than other audio bus processors so that it is more accessible to our target market of home studio owners. The MBP will be unique in its low cost as well as in its incorporation of a digital hardware control system. This allows for more flexibility and more intuitive controls when compared to other products on the market.

Design Proposal

Our design would contain a core functionality with scalability in added functionality. It would be designed to fit in a 2U rack mount enclosure with distinct boards for digital and analog circuits to allow for easier unit testings and account for digital/analog interference.

The audio processing signal chain would be composed of analog processing 'blocks’--like steps in the signal chain.

The basic analog blocks we would integrate are:

Compressor/limiter modes

EQ with shelf/bell modes

Saturation with symmetrical/asymmetrical modes

Each block’s multiple modes would be controlled by a digital circuit to allow for intuitive mode selection.

The digital circuit will be responsible for:

Mode selection

Analog block sequence

DSP feedback and monitoring of each analog block (REACH GOAL)

The digital circuit will entail a series of buttons to allow the user to easily select which analog block to control and another button to allow the user to scroll between different modes and presets. Another button will allow the user to control sequence of the analog blocks. An LCD display will be used to give the user feedback of the current state of the system when scrolling and selecting particular modes.

Reach Goals

added DSP functionality such as monitoring of the analog functions

Replace Arduino boards for DSP with custom digital control boards using ATmega328 microcontrollers (same as arduino board)

Rack mounted enclosure/marketable design

System Verification

We will qualify the success of the project by how closely its processing performance matches the design intent. Since audio 'quality’ can be highly subjective, we will rely on objective metrics such as Gain Reduction (GR [dB]), Total Harmonic Distortion (THD [%]), and Noise [V] to qualify the analog processing blocks. The digital controls will be qualified by their ability to actuate the correct analog blocks consistently without causing disruptions to the signal chain or interference. Additionally, the hardware user interface will be qualified by ease of use and intuitiveness.

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