1. Automatic object recognition and description with multi-language display.
Area: Machine learning, software design.
Number of students: 2
Description: One of the most successful areas of recent machine learning algorithms is in the area of object classification and recognition. Specifically, convolutional neural networks (CNN) have become one of the most preferred methods of object classification, provided am ample amount of data is available for network training. In this project, our aim is to expose students to current state-of-the-art designs in machine learning through the classification and identification of both conventional and locally available objects. Participating students are expected to work with existing image datasets, in addition to developing a new dataset comprising of objects specifically found in this area of the globe. In addition to random object identification and description, the incorporation of a multi-language display is expected to aid learning via visualization.
2. COAL CITY VR
Area: Virtual reality, 3D software development.
Number of students: 3
Description: The virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are revolutionizing the way we see and experience our world today. It is also changing the way businesses are run and is projected to become an $80 billion market by 2025. In the area of education for example, the immersive technology of VR allows students appreciate imaginative courses like history and geography, by virtually visiting an ancient location while seated in the classroom thousands of miles and years away. The aim of this project is therefore to offer a warm and traditional feel of the great coal city of Enugu State, Nigeria to persons who wish to experience the warmth of the city from their respective locations. The project is expected to fuse technology, culture and art, to boost the touristic potentials of the coal city.
3. RASPBERRY PI- based interactive map
Area: Linux, hardware design, software development, interactive learning.
Number of students: reserved
Description: Visual based interactive learning has been identified as one of the most effective teaching methods for students at all levels. In this project, our aim is to apply learned software and hardware design skills to aid in the teaching of the history and geography of Nigeria. By choosing a particular state using a touch mechanism, the system is expected to give audio or visual information of selected aspects such as history, climate, culture or governance. The system is expected to be battery-powered, user-friendly and robust.
4. Automatic farm irrigator system
Area: Hardware design, Internet of things, agrictech.
Number of students: 2
Description: The agricultural sector will benefit immensely from the Internet of things (IoT) technology as a result of the huge gap between production and demand especially for small-scale farmers. With the emergency of low-cost, low-power devices, automating farming practices is expected to reduce waste, increase yield and efficiently connect farmers to appropriate markets. The aim of this project is to interface a soil moisture content sensor to an automatic irrigator system. This is expected to take away certain manual tasks for farmers in order to optimize productivity, as well as providing data on agricultural best practices for aspiring farmers. This data will be useful for redesigning the irrigator system based on weather forecasts and soil water requirements of the plant and location (i.e. without a soil moisture sensor).
5. Design and implementation of RF-based remote controlled system for home appliances.
No of students: 2
Description: This project involves the development of handheld remote controller and the central receiver. The remote controller uses radio frequency transmitter and the central receiver has radio frequency receiver. The home appliances are wired to the central receiver which controls the appliances using relays.
6. Design and implementation of smart 2KVA uninterrupted power supply for sensitive electronic systems
No of students: 2
Description: This involves development of power supply system that will not be affected by unreliable AC power supply. The system with automatically switch off when the battery voltage is low. A delay feature is included in the system with the delay duration inversely proportional to the battery voltage life.
7. Design and implementation of remote controller-based automatic water pumping system with leak detection capacity.
No of students: 2
Description This project involves the development of automatic water pumping system. The system uses ultrasound level detector to detect water level in the receiving tank. The discharge tape of the receiving tank uses electronic tap which is operated using remote controller.
8. Design and implementation of solar-based 5V, 2A DC power supply with DC battery backup.
No of students: 2
Description: This project will involve the development of 5V, 2A DC power supply by solar panel. The system will use 12V DC battery as backup.
9. Design and implementation of automatic car parking management system (3 Students)
The students are expected to design and implement a wireless sensor network in a parking bay with a centralized architecture. The central station will collect information regarding parking bay occupancy. It will further provide the information on available parking spaces to users on a visualization platform like a display or a smartphone. The goal of this project is to expose the student to wireless sensor networks.
10. Design and implementation of a mobile controlled security door bell with lock system (2 students)
The students will be required to design and implement a security doorbell with communication gadgets (speaker and microphone). An output from the doorbell will control the lock system of a door. A secret camera (preferably video) will also be installed on the doorbell. The doorbell will be interfaced with a smartphone such that users can control the accessories (camera, lock system) and communicate with the visitor on the door via the internet or a mobile device. The goal of this project is to expose the students to an application of technological development aimed at creating a ubiquitous presence.
11. Implementation of an improved legislative electronic voting machine (2 Students)
The students will be tasked with obtaining the Legislative Electronic Voting Machine (LEVM) in the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria Nsukka and ensuring it is working efficiently. They will further modify the project by following the recommendations of the work which primarily include; interfacing the LEVM with a database for logging purpose and design of a software that can efficiently interpret the data from the storage. The goal of this project is to standardize the design for publication and possibly patent application.
12. Design and implementation of a laboratory dual antenna receiver system (2 Students)The students will be expected to study antenna systems and design a receiver with two (2) antennas following the principles of space and frequency diversity. This design will be implemented for the purpose of laboratory applications. The work will be tested with a transmitter and an oscillator. [NOTE: The students will use the oscillator in the laboratory for the test of their work, if it is approved]. The goal of this project is to begin the process of equipping our laboratory with local content.
13. Software-based money counting system
Brief Description This system should be able to count any money (notes or coins) displayed. A basic setup would involve counting coins. The program should analyze the image depicting the money captured by the camera and fed to the system and yield an output result of the actual amount of money presented. It would be useful to investigate Image Processing Toolbox in MATLAB, though other software tools may be used.
14. SHA encryption/decryption system Brief Description This project investigates the design and implementation of the SHA algorithm using software. Though any software may be used, students can investigate approaches using MATLAB environment on PC for implementation.
15. Implementation of JPEG2000 compression with GUI interface
Brief Description This project involves the implementation of the JPEG2000 compression algorithm with a demonstration using various images or data. The work should show clearly each and every step and students should be able to explain clearly every stage. The students should be able to describe the mathematics and technology that drives this technical feat of innovation that changed the internet.
16. Interactive panoramic image manipulation software system
Brief Description In certain applications there is a need to generate an image that is not possible using existing cameras. These include 3D scenes and panoramic image views where a user can explore an image interactively from any angle or perspective as if present as an observer within the image scene. The first step would be to basic research on image stitching and computational photography.
17. Drone technology with image/video capturing
This a continuation of a previous project but now the built drone is meant to fly with the capability to take pictures and record video in the air for surveillance. Students should have a good understanding on gyro technology, Xbee sensors, arduino and other technologies necessary to enable a built drone to fly efficiently and remotely for the purpose of adequate surveillance of a region of interest.
18. Becoming an internet service provider with actual components and software
Students are required to build a small prototype of a LAN network capable of providing internet, and other chosen services to customers. The LAN network should consist of computers configured with the appropiate software to enable remote access and thus providing services to customers. Students should have a good understanding in computer networking and computer software.
19. The remote monitoring of water tank level with instant dialup of tankers
Students are required to design and build a remote monitoring system to check the water level of tanks. Students should keep in mind that this is a project that requires actual deployment for customers in the Nsukka area. The monitoring system is to be robust, cheap, and capable of alerting both customers and water tankers that water is low and needs refill.
20. 4 A Mobile app designed to remind customer
Students are required to build a mobile app that reminds customers on a service of their choice. Additionally a mobile app is to be built for a restaurant and fast food joint that allows customers to order food for delivery. Requires good programming skills in C#, C++, and/or Java.
1. Automated power supply system with consumption metering
2. Electronic attendance administration system using OR scan(2)
3. Design and construction of Arduino based internet of things(IOT) home automation system (2)
4. E- learning system
21. Development of an Android Based Application for Forecasting the Nearest Location with Electrical Power supply within the University Campus and the Surrounding Community.
Area of interest: Artificial Intelligence/Data Mining and Software Development
Number of students: 3
The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has greatly evolved over time. AI has found several applications many in facet of our life. Forecasting which one of the application of AI is, finds its usefulness in several professions. Currently the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and the surrounding communities is faced with epileptic power supply which greatly affect academic productivity of staffs and students, thus also increase their daily cost of living as they resort to using generators. This alternative source of electricity is not without its own environmental hazards.
An understanding of this peculiar challenge spurred the interest in the development of an Android Based Application, that will enable users predict the nearest location where they could at any point in time find electricity for effective and efficient academic work in the university campus and the surrounding communities. The project intends to leverage on past records (3-5 years) of electricity distribution in these different areas in training the application for making prediction. It is hoped that the project is successful implemented, Users of the application will be more efficient and productive in their studies and research.
22. Topic: Smart Resource Provisioning Scheme for University of Nigeria Nsukka, Wireless Local Area Network (LIONET)
Area of interest: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), Artificial Intelligence/Data Mining
Number of students: 3
Wireless Communication network resources are limited and as such the need to efficiently manage the available resource available to such network becomes paramount. University of Nigeria Nsukka Wireless Local Area Network (LIONET) provides the university Campus with internet access which has over time been observed to be erratic. Thus, the need to provide ICT section with a smart provisioning scheme that will cater for allocation of access to different hotspot based on a proper understanding of the movement of persons (staff and students) within the campus becomes a great necessity. To be able to properly execute this project, an understanding of the present resource management scheme deployed on the network is important. As such this project will leverage on the past record (3-4 years) of the resource provisioning scheme used in the network in developing the proposed ‘Smart Resource Provisioning Scheme for LIONET.
23. Topic: Development of an Android Based Application for, Regulating Energy Utilization in the Home
Area of interest: Hardware and Software Development
Number of students:
Energy being a very scarce and expensive commodity needed for the effective running of every home needs to be judiciously utilized. The erratic nature of Power supply in most homes across the country places greater responsibility on everyone to ensure that they adequately utilize the available Energy without wastage.
The project aims at developing a Mobile Based Android Application that will enable users regulate electricity consumption in their homes from any point in the globe through an android device. The application will provide users with the ability to turn ON/OFF connected devices that are in the home. Thus, helping in reducing power wastage and cost of power consumed buy users.
24. Topic: Effect of Mega Trends on Broadband Penetration in South East (SE) Nigeria
Area of Interest: Communication and Statistics
Number of students: 2
Mobile broadband could serve as a key catalyst in the integration of rural and urban settings in south East (SE) Nigeria. This is so because broadband services can help widen market boarders, create better information flow, and reduce the cost of transportation and eventually disintermidate the economy. Wireless broadband (WBB) could also help in reducing the problem of urbanization, greenhouse emission and traffic congestion in most cities in SE Nigeria. Broadband is able to realize this through the development of useful applications that support but not limited to the following services: Medical diagnosis and treatment, cleaner water, improves sanitation, energy production, export of good and food security. This project, thus aims at understudying the extent to which broadband has penetrated SE Nigeria and also evaluate the extent to which Mega trends in the region has affected broadband penetration.
25. Vehicle Movement Based Street Lights with External Light Sensing
The main aim of this project is to save energy by putting on the lights of the system only when the system detects movement of vehicle. The system switches on the street light ahead of the vehicle and switches off the trailing lights simultaneously. In order to detect movement of vehicles, sensors are used. The system automatically puts on the lights that are ahead of the vehicle detected and as soon as the vehicle moves ahead, the trailing lights are switched off. This is better than the existing system where the street lights are kept on always unlike this system where the street lights are put on only when movement of vehicle is detected which helps in saving lot of energy. During day time these lights are dim as this system has the capability to sense external lights. Thus this system senses the external light and then accordingly switches ON or OFF the street lights. The IR sensors sense the vehicle movements and send it to a 8051 family microcontroller that initiates commands for switching the lights ON/OFF.
26. Factory Worker Alcohol Detector With Automatic Machine Shutdown
Here, an automated system to detect alcohol consumption of factory workers and machine shutdown with alerting system is proposed. Of alcohol affects the mental state of person. A person operating heavy machines under the influence of alcohol is likely to hurt himself as well as the machine. So a microcontroller based circuit that consists of alcohol sensor interfaced with it is used. Also we have a GSM modem and LCD display. The entire system is powered by a 12V supply. The alcohol sensor is constantly running to check if worker is drunk. The alcohol sensor can sense the alcohol level and outputs a voltage according to the alcohol sensed. The microcontroller interfaced to it reads the value and if it is found to be above permissible range it goes into alerting mode. Once it enters alerting mode the microcontroller stops machine operated by the worker and displays the status of alcohol alert on LCD display. Also it sounds a buzzer to indicate the same. It now shuts down the motor used to demonstrate as the machine. Now the mishap was avoided, the system now needs to send a report to the responsible offices/owner of the industry informing about the incident. It then automatically sends an SMS message through GSM modem to the authorized number informing about the situation so that required action can be taken about it.
27. Design and Construction of a Machine Overheat Detection and Alert System
This proposed system is used to detect temperature of devices that are overheated. This project is very beneficial especially in places like factories or industries consisting of big machines where it is very necessary to take some action in case the machine is overheated. The system uses a digital temperature sensor in order to detect temperature and pass on the data to the microcontroller. The 8051 microcontroller processes data and sends the temperature to be displayed on LCD screen. The display consists of 7 segment display unit to display up to 3 numbers. The system uses 12V transformer to supply power to the system. We can set a limit to the temperature and when the system detects temperature exceeding the temperature limit, an alarm rings to indicate that the system has exceeded the set temperature.
28. Automated Water Pump with Dry Run Intimation using GS
This is an automated water pump system for farmers or any user needing it for filling tanks as well as for using water supply. The system consists of a pump motor along with LCD and gsm modem controlled by a microcontroller. The system allows users to remotely switch on/off motor as well as the system consists of an automated water sensing system that automatically switches off the pump motor as soon as it senses that water supply has stopped and the motor is on a dry run. This system uses a GSM modem to send and receive user commands and it then operates the pump motor based on user SMS. It also consists of IR sensors to detect water flow through the pipe as long as water flow is detected through pipe the pump motor runs. As soon as the sensor detects water supply has stopped the microcontroller is notified of the dry run condition. The system then notifies the user that it has shut down the motor on noticing dry run condition.
29. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC PEST REPELLENT .
Number of students: 2
Description: Mosquitoes, monkeys, snakes etc an constitute serious threats to man. Some of the chemical repellents/killers are not eco friendly and some are actually toxic to man himself. Electronic pest repellents belong to the class of pest repellents that rely on the use of loud supersonic sounds to scare the animals. The sounds may mimic those of their natural predators or simply aim to make them uncomfortable. In this project, students shall be expected to study the present trend in the design of electronic pest repellents and actually design, implement and test one.
30. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION BATTERY VOLTAGE EQUALIZER .FOR 24/48 V SYSTEMS
Number of students: 2
Description: When two or more batteries are charged and discharged/loaded together, voltage disparity between/among them has been shown to reduce the lifespan of the batteries. A voltage equalizer is a device introduced to ensure that the voltage of two or more batteries in a system are kept at about the same value during both charge and discharge cycles. Here students are expected to design, implement and test.
31. REVIEW OF THE FAILURE MECHANISM OF SOLAR STREET LIGHTS IN NSUKKA
This project could form the IT experience of anyone that chooses it. It would involve scientific field work on existing solar street lights in Nsukka. The field work will investigate why they fail, as well as how they fail. Statistical tools shall be employed to determine the degree of contribution of the different components.
32. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MICROCONTROLLER BASED SPWM SUITABLE FOR DRIVING DC/AC CONVERTER
Status : Complementary to existing projects
Number of students: 2
Description: A number of inverters have been built by our students. A good number of them have claimed to be sinusoidal when they are actually based on SG2535. This analog IC is capable of executing ordinary PWM. The end product is a square wave which is filtered to produce modified sine wave. Modern trends in power electron use microcontrollers to execute various modulation techniques. SPWM technique is the simplest of them. The students shall not be required to produce complete inverter. They would simply study various microcontroller based modulation techniques and produce a physical modulator which shall constitute a module for future work in the design of inverters in the department.
33. Design and construction of digital multimeter(Suitable for use in the lab) (2)
The system will be able to measure Ac Voltage, Ac Current, Dc Voltage, Ac Current and Resistance in kilo-ohms.
34. Design and Implementation of a microcontroller based incubator system. (2)
The students are expected to design and implement a system that could hatch fertilized eggs within a period of 21 days. .
35. Design and construction of Optical wireless audio communication system. (2)
The system uses an array of LEDs at the transmitter, while the receiver consists of an array of photodiode. It is being modulated by lights.
36. Two-way wireless data messaging system for rural areas using ZigBee technology.(3)
In this project, data can be securely transmitted using ZigBee technology in rural areas.
37. Design and construction of a microcontroller based liquid level detector with automatic pump control.
This project is micro controller based. It should consists of sensors to monitor the different levels of liquid in a container, a display unit that display the levels and an automatic pump system and pump control system made up of relays, that automatically switches the pump on the refill the container when the liquid level goes below the lowest threshold level and pits off the pump once the liquid level goes above the upper threshold level.
38. Design and construction of a micro controller based smoke Detector and firefighting system. 2
This project is micro controller based. It should be designed to automatically detect fire outbreak by sensing smoke, turn on the alarm, display the affected area and also switch on pumps located at the area to extinguish the fire.
39. Design and construction of a micro controller based weighing machine. 2
This project is micro controller based. It should be designed to determine various weight or mass of objects in kilogram. It should accept data, implement it and display the result digitally.
40. Design and construction of a micro controller based home appliance switching system. 2
This project is micro controller based. It should be designed to switch different home appliances on and off at specified times.it should make provision where the on and off times of different home controller: appliances are entered, and keeps track of these times and then switches these home appliances on and off as desired.