The Senior Design capstone course is a two semester sequence in the Electrical/Computer Engineering and Computer Science programs . Interdisciplinary groups of computer engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering students work to create prototypes for industry inspired projects. Students learn industry design processes, workflows, and have to research their projects to comply with standards and answer societal needs. The Senior Design sequence currently has more than 150 students enrolled, with 56 students also working on service learning credit. Projects include public safety, public awareness, public service, industry collaboration, special education, disability services, student services, and other special projects for the Police and Fire departments. Our projects focus on learning industry ways, new hands-on skills, developing talents, making a difference, and having some fun.

WuShockGo

MEMBERS: Karishma Bhakta; Dan Khuu; Muhammad Fitri Mohamad Rozi; Sriram Srinivasan; Tan Tran

ADVISOR: Dr. Sergio Salinas

TABLE: 205

TABOR College is a private Mennonite liberal arts college in Hillsboro, Kansas, United States. Tabor College has reached out to WSU regarding their ongoing problems and proposed a “One-Stop App” for their campus. The purpose is to build a “One-Stop App” for Tabor Students. Providing access to information on and about TABOR College culture. For example, campus offices, departments, divisions, and other resources and services that are offered by TABOR College. The objective of this application is to will ensure that students have a “One-Stop Application” to provide solutions for them to access through all the features with the push of a button on students’ mobile devices.

Cooling Fan Monitor

MEMBERS: Ayham Sabra; Melvin St. John; Cody White 

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 206

This project that was tasked to our group to develop a small circuit and circuit board that will monitor the tachometer output of a brushless DC cooling fan to ensure that it is operating properly and that can notify the flight crew if it is not. It must be small enough that it can be installed in an aircraft to support aftermarket and late point definition installations without causing disruption to flight/maintenance crews.

ARF

MEMBERS: Kenny Do; Michael Nguyen; Kevin Perez; Davin Sonexarth; Khai Vu

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 207

"Our team’s goal was to make an automatic remote feeder (ARF). The main electrical components we used included a servo attached to an auger for dispensing, IR sensors to let the end-user know when the ARF was running low on food and a load cell with load cell amplifier that allows the pet owner to see approximately how much food is dispensed. For the coding we prioritized food dispensation times that can be given by the end user to allow a schedule for the animal, giving approximations of how much food has been dispensed. We have a working webpage with backend python code that can activate individual components in real-time based on user input. Fail safes are in place to stop dry dispensing and constant use of the components. Designed for the user on the move; our prototype is accessible through Wi-Fi on any device on the same network using a web-based database. The housing portion allows for a sleek design that is narrow and compact. Additionally, the hopper and food bowl are easy to clean and the compartment for electrical components is hidden inside."

RobOtt

MEMBERS: Benjamin George; Jack Holderfield; Luke Mercer

ADVISOR: Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan and Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman

TABLE: 208

The RobOtt is a system designed to deliver packages to and from destinations in the Innovation Campus specified by the customer NIAR (National Institute for Aviation Research) using the ClearPath Husky Robot. The goal of the project is to take the platform developed by NIAR which has GPS navigation and a basic object avoidance system and either modify their system or make a new system. The problem with the current NIAR system is that when avoiding an object, it will attempt to go into the grass or traverse a curb to avoid the object and this is undesirable as it may cause damage to the Husky or the area it is traversing.

Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes (SSGL) App

MEMBERS: Brandon Castile; Lauren Nguyen; Aidil Rozi; Chao Jin Teh

ADVISOR: Dr. Teddy Zewde

TABLE: 210

A mobile application for the restaurant at the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC) called Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes (SSGL). SSGL currently does not have an app for users to view the menu. This app assists in relaying information, promotions, and events in SSGL so that customers can have all the needed information without having to be at the restaurant. The director and the manager can also edit information displayed in the mobile app using a separate web app. These apps are also free to download for iOS and Android devices.

Automatic Spice Dispenser

MEMBERS: Collin Pruden; Elbie Saysombath; Adam Six; Jacob Stark

ADVISOR: Dr. Chengzong Pang

TABLE: 209

The Automatic Spice Dispenser (Dispenser, ASD) is a product designed to keep kitchen areas clean while simultaneously providing an easy-to-use device to store and dispense the spices the user most commonly cooks with in the kitchen. The technical goal of the device is to create a simple UI that allows the user to simply input their desired spice, and the precise amount of each of these spices. The ASD will then sequentially dispense the correct amount of each spice chosen into a dish below that the user places. The device allows the user to input how much of each spice to dispense and provides a visual confirmation through the LCD touchscreen display.

WPD Training Tracker

MEMBERS: Cody Phillips; Caiden Pyle

ADVISOR: Dr. Remi Chou

TABLE: 234

Wichita Police Department iOS application that keeps tracks of attendance at training events

Body Temperature Sensor

MEMBERS: Oscar Cabrera; Jarrett Grier; Taran Taylor

ADVISOR: Dr. Hyuck Kwon

TABLE: 244

Using an infrared sensor and an alert system, our group is trying to help monitor the body temperature of a student that could have potential medical issues.

PiPeWan

MEMBERS: Edgar Chavez; Mohammad Daoud; Alex Rossillon; Aron Wiley

ADVISOR: Clayton Allen

TABLE: 243

Our project is a pipe monitoring system that involves two parts: a monitoring device that attaches to water pipes and a remote application which stores the collected data. Our system will serve to ensure the safety of pipes from failing by warning building owners before their pipes burst when the temperature or flow rate indicates a possible failure.

Smart Asset Manager

MEMBERS: Mamadou Doumbia; Christine Huynh; Vincent Huynh; Sabrina Saathoff; Kourtney Zwiener

ADVISOR: Dr. Gergely Zaruba

TABLE: 242

More often than not, asset management as it is now can be too costly, time-consuming, and/or complicated. Small businesses and organizations do not have the budget to implement expensive licenses and software. The deliverable of this project will be a more easily accessible software that can manage company assets. It will hold all assets in a database and will be able to perform the necessary database management as well as keep a record of different maintenance information with the help of QR codes.

Walden Medical Staffing - Front End

MEMBERS: Muhammad Rohail Jamil; Hamza Tanveer; Duc Tran

ADVISOR: Dr. Huabo Lu

TABLE: 235

Walden medical staffing (WMS) is a staffing company that is growing at a very fast rate. WMS reached out to WSU regarding their timesheet issue and were looking for a more automated approach to save time and resources. The purpose of front-end team is to build a user interface for the website which will include a new timesheet page that interact with the database on the back end. Also, we will revamp their current website to make it modern. 

Walden Medical Staffing - Back End

MEMBERS: Blessing Alagba; Skyler Jesse; Suzin O; Spencer Snawerdt

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 236

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Smart Parking EE

MEMBERS: Damian Avery; Maximillian Burrell; Alexander Chiem; Martin Kariuki

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 211

We are proposing a method of monitoring parking lot availability (whether the spot is taken or vacant) by using 2 sensors (a magnetometer and a time of flight) and be battery powered that will be installed in each parking spot.  It will send and receive data through LoRaWAN which will then move through Chirpstack then ThingsBoard.  This will then update the iOS app when someone is checking for available spots.

Bookmarker

MEMBERS: Lam Fu; Angelina Wong

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 237

This mobile application will be able to manage and customize bookmarks by grouping and categorizing the user’s bookmarked links, and be able to share bookmarked tabs with others with a simpler and more elegant user interface. This product is meant to be managed and shared by users. We will initially enable some simple but practical features, such as registration for the app by logging into Google account authentication, using tags to categorize the collections, and sharing the bookmark or collection via text or other ways.

Keyboard Finger Position Display

MEMBERS: Emmitt Brandt; Slate Jordan; Kweku Boateng; Victor Siooh; Chase Williams

ADVISOR: Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan

TABLE: 213

The Keyboard Finger Position Detector and Display (KFPD) allows the visually impaired to see which keyboard keys are being touched without them needing to look down at their keyboard. The device senses when a key is touched through capacitive touch sensing and displays the key through an on-screen keyboard app on the user’s computer. The user will be able to adjust the font type, size, transparency, and color of the character and background on each key for better visibility.

Stadisctics Disc Tracker

MEMBERS: Steven Kurtzweil; Cedric Palmer; Nicholas Rayl; Tmori Wright

ADVISOR: Dr. Hyuck Kwon

TABLE: 214

The Stadisctics Disc Tracker is a device that will attach to the underside of a disc golf frisbee to measure various metrics about a throw. It will measure angular velocity, linear velocity, elevation, and tilt during flight and pair with a Bluetooth capable smartphone to initiate data acquisition and display throw results. It will be compatible with regulation discs according to the standards of the PDGA. The target consumers of this device are beginner to intermediate frisbee golf players looking to improve their game using real data.

Bus Print

MEMBERS: Kian Farley; David Leung; Vladimir Nava; Hector Vazquez

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 215

Bus Print’s main object is to enhance the current school bus system used across the United States. Our team asked ourselves "how can this be improved in a way that is not intrusive?" The answer was to create an iPhone app that tailors to the needs of parents and faculty members alike. At the touch of a button, parents/guardians can register to track their respective student(s) bus and current location. The maps’ view allows for any user to view where their child’s bus is at any given time. Combine that with a notification system to help ease parent’s/guardians’ concerns, a maps’ view to visually see where their student(s) is on the map, and a home page with a sleek design that is easy to manage for any user. For faculty members, they can utilize an administrative account for their respective school to send out necessary notifications, edit accounts, track all the buses for their school, and view any bus through maps’ view. The tracking method for the school buses is prototyped using a raspberry pi 3 model b and a GPS module that can work together to record their current location and send it out to our database.

Automated Blinds

MEMBERS: Alexander Cody; Michael Fountain; Sergio Villable

ADVISOR: Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan

TABLE: 228

Our team's project is to build a device that will retrofit a set of standard venetian blinds to give them smart home capabilities.  Our device will fit onto a set of pre-existing blinds, which will enable the opening and closing of those blinds to be automated.  Right now, the only way to control the blinds is through a button on the device itself, but as our project gets worked on next semester, we plan to connect it wirelessly with a smartphone app so they can be controlled remotely.  The smartphone app will also allow for the creation of a schedule to set what time the blinds should open and close for each day of the week.  

Ladder Stabilizer

MEMBERS: Adam Evans; Chi Nguyen; Austin Schunk; Steven Smith

ADVISOR: Dr. John Watkins

TABLE: 216

Each year, one hundred and sixty-four thousand injuries and three hundred deaths occur as a result of falls from a ladder.   The majority of these falls occur less than ten feet above the ground in a residential setting. In order to help protect homeowners, tradespeople, and construction workers from harm, we are developing an automatic ladder stabilizer system. Using the input from a gyroscope and accelerometer, our custom microcontroller will direct a pair of electric actuators to maintain a ladder’s horizontal position.  We anticipate the system will prevent falls before they happen by being able to correct a tilt of twenty-two degrees from vertical within four and a half seconds. Future iterations will have a battery power source, faster recovery rate, and a wider angle of tilt recovery.

WPD Course Sign-In Software

MEMBERS: Edgar Becerril; Dean Lang; Cameron McGinley

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 217

This project aims to solve existing issues in the current process the Wichita Police Department uses to track attendees of courses. We implement an iOS app for scanning into courses using QR codes, in conjunction with a web application for tracking and exporting data, generating codes, and various other helpful management features.

Home Aquarium Management System

MEMBERS: Kevin Danh; Ryan McIntosh; Andrea Navarro; Jacob Rymill; Dang Tran

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 218

Our Home Aquarium Management System is designed to track and control important parameters of hobbyist fish tanks. Our design intends to track water temperature, ambient air temperature and humidity, light exposure, and water level as well as control the water temperature, light exposure, and calcium and plant fertilizer doses. Our software will allow the user to set the acceptable ranges for each of these measurable values, the schedule for the LED array and calcium and fertilizer doses, as well as alert them if any of the measurable values fall outside of the defined range. This alert will be delivered to an app installed on their Android smartphone as well as indicated by an LCD on the unit itself. Adjustments to the acceptable ranges will be able to be made via the LCD on the unit, the Android app, or a locally accessible website. Features such as the Android app, website, LCD controls, and light exposure measurement will be implemented as we refine our project in the second semester.

Capacitor Health Monitor

MEMBERS: Jacob Burns; Benjamin Chaplin; Sean Cowley; Skylar Fountain; Kevin Nguyen

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 219

The Capacitor Health Monitor will process provided data that have already been gathered by the Intelligent Electronic Devices within the DNP3 network of Evergy’s Electrical Systems. The result is a narrowed behavioral trait analysis of capacitors that have critically failed or have varied outside of acceptable specifications. Behaviors observed by capacitors nearing failure will allow predictive measures to facilitate remediation.

PD Products

MEMBERS: Colby Duke; Halirose Fuller; Amber Gray; Oliver Sebastian

ADVISOR: Dr. Yanwu Ding & Dr. Manira Rani

TABLE: 223

PD Share is an application that will be deployed for the WPD police department on the Apple App Store. It is a Dart based application utilizing the Flutter framework. It also implements a FireBase database to store user information. We are working to finish the application that a previous group began working on first. Our goal is to first deploy the app and field test it and later implement new features as we work on bug fixes and updates for the app. 

Porch Privateers

MEMBERS: Saad Elraghy; Bryan Espinosa

ADVISOR: Dr. Yanwu Ding & Dr. Manira Rani

TABLE: 224

We were tasked with improving the design of the product created by the previous team. The intent of the device is to cut down on package theft and to assist the Wichita Police Department in tracking and catching these thieves. The device is an IoT device equipped with GPS that will give real time location data directly to WPD.  This device will monitor the latitude and longitude positions and transmit the location through the LoRaWAN system. Then it will transfer through Wichita State University’s ITS Network, Transfer through MQTT Client Node and Broker, and finally show live location on Grafana. 

Flew - Flight Delay Prediction Application

MEMBERS: Karam Anadani; Adam Carrell; Andrew Fischer

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 220

35% of all flights across the US are delayed today, resulting in an overall economic impact of 41 billion dollars. People are forced to be stuck at an airport with no end in sight, losing quality time at home, resting, with family, working or even vacationing. Moreover, airlines incur millions of dollars in costs thru fines and overhead from delayed flight.
Flew is a web-based application that is dockerized and hosted on Heroku, Our application will assist by providing a numerical prediction before, the actual flight being possibly delayed. This application employs machine learning algorithms & models accompanied with data science centric ETL processes where it ingests data with multiple variables that include such things like time of day, airline, airport & weather conditions. The application runs mainly with the programming language python with associated frameworks for data science and machine learning algorithms such as NumPy and Pandas, it also utilizes front-end python frameworks such as flask to build out the graphical user interface. 

Infrared Thermal Scanner

MEMBERS: Adrian Schrage; Lexi Winkle; Shaima Hussien; Peter Mohr

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 221

This product will be a small portable device that can be readily deployed without much user intervention. It will consist of small chassis capable of fitting in one hand. The device will have a 5 inch or less LCD display on one side. When a user stands in front of the side with the LCD display, his temperature will be taken, and the result will be indicated to the user on the screen. This will be done without any physical contact with the end user.

Dungeon Minion

MEMBERS: Emily Gerhardt; Zarin Mira; Trent Poe; Matthew Stites

ADVISOR: Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman, Dr. Zhiyong Shan, Dr. Ajita Rattani, and Sinha Kaushik

TABLE: 222

The Dungeon Minion is a console for running tabletop role playing games in an offline in-person setting. The user running the game with the assistance of the console, commonly referred to in the TTRPG community as Game Master (GM), will use it create and edit their campaigns, collections of information about the setting, characters, and stories they run for their players. A reference base of material from the game the console is set to run will be accessible in the database and can be grouped, saved, and added to by the user through the creation of reference groups. Combat scenarios in game will be able to be ran through a separate screen from the reference screen, which the GM will be able to manipulate and edit in real time in from of their players to accomplish their actions they wish to achieve. There will be multiple outputs available to the GM to use which will have information hidden from the user depending on if they are the GM in control of the machine or the players the GM is hosting a game for.

USAF Cargo Loading Application

MEMBERS: Ted Angleton; Jeremy Davolt; Keegan Leth-Nissen; Nick Maldonados; Jacob Meeker; Trevor Weilert

ADVISOR: Major Kevin Rose

TABLE: 226

The KC-46 Cargo Loading App is an iOS application that significantly speeds up cargo calculations for the United States Air Force. Boom Operators/Load Masters provide dimension and weight inputs and the program performs several tedious calculations to cut the cargo loading process down to less than one hour (a process that takes more than two hours to manually do the loading calculations). The application displays pallet positions that Boom Operators can digitally “load” with cargo. When the cargo is placed on the digital pallet, the application accounts for the location, dimensions and weight of the packages to calculate Pounds Per Linear Inch for several positions on the pallet. These calculations are required to ensure the pallet complies with the cargo floor weight-bearing capacity. Results are provided to the Boom Operator as “Pass or Fail” per the chosen cargo loading scheme. Upon final acceptance by the USAF, the KC-46 Cargo Loading application will be loaded onto aircrew EFBs (Electronic Flight Bag) to use throughout world-wide cargo operations.

USAF Communication Solution

MEMBERS: Ted Angleton; Keegan Leth-Nissan

ADVISOR: Major Kevin Rose

TABLE: 225

An intercom system for the United States Air Force has troubling symptoms that desire a solution to better establish communication between users. Current operations have susceptibility to interference and inability to establish audible communication at all lengths of the cord. Research and testing are performed to surface root problems. The prototype solution includes design for a fixed cord length, active filtering, and power supplies.

Acceleration Knee Pad

MEMBERS: Ali Alfadhli; Isuru Nanayakkara; Dallas Stroud; Julian Tee

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 238

The acceleration knee pad measures the acceleration of the legs and collect data so that any imbalances in a persons walk can be detected.

Line Fault Identification and Detection System (LFIDS)

MEMBERS: MD Asiful Islam; Jacob Buresh; Sam Drummond; Alex King; Drew Schwindt

ADVISOR: Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan

TABLE: 239

Our product is the Line Fault Identification and Detection System (LFIDS) designed in partnership with Evergy. LFIDS uses a data acquisition system and Raspberry Pi to collect, analyze, and store distribution line current values and detect line faults. LFIDS will then identify the fault as a lightning, vegetation, or wildlife fault based on its unique current waveform signature. This will save Evergy’s maintenance crews valuable time in finding outage causes and restoring power to customers.  

Audible Speedometer

MEMBERS: Akram Kawsawi; Sabran Ibrahim; Anna Langston; Cecilia Martinez; Ryan Narongvate

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 240

The design of almost all cars on the market require a driver to look away from the road to know their speed with any certainty. This design can be dangerous; it means that the driver cannot fully focus their vision on the road while ensuring they maintain a safe speed. The product will consist of both an OBD2 connector and a connected Android application to receive and announce the speed of the user’s vehicle at set intervals. These announcements will also use speed data from the phone’s GPS system to produce a more accurate reading. These announcements can help new drivers, who do not yet know how to tell their speed from experience, maximize their focus on the task at hand. It will also allow drivers in situations too dangerous to look away from the road to monitor their speed. Finally,  it will help people with driving anxiety to not worry about needing to take their eyes off the road.

Grandma's House

MEMBERS: Abdullah Alhoulan; Mutlaq Alotaibi; Marshall Aurell; Khanh Le; Phuong Nguyen

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 241

The problem our team is trying to tackle is wandering in dementia patients. Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia causes people to lose their ability to recognize familiar places and faces. It’s common for grandparents living with dementia to wander or become lost or confused about their location, and it can happen at any stage of the disease. Although common, wandering can be dangerous and the stress of this risk weighs heavily on caregivers and family. Solution:  The project is designed to give the patient around-the-clock care. It is a sensor system consisting of two boards.  First, a weight sensor that is located under the patient mattress and a motion sensor near the bed work together to collect and analyze data with an Arduino microcontroller. Second, an IR sensor that is able to tell if the patient is leaving the room. The code reads the input from the sensors on each of the two Arduinos and sends a text message to notify the user.

Driving Safety and Collision Prevention Module

MEMBERS: Abraham Ishac

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 227

IoT product built using the Arduino infrastructure to specialize in gathering valuable information to keep you and your vehicle safe. Magnetically attaches to any metallic surface at an angle of the user’s choice and uses Ultrasonic to track distance to objects and other tech for temp and humidity. Gathered info is relayed to the user through Bluetooth to the MIT-Inventor based Android app or the alternate user-held device to warn and alert the user when objects are detected within range posing a danger.

Smart Park CS

MEMBERS: Paulina Castaneda; Kevin Le; Tuan Nguyen; Trong Van; Phong Vo 

ADVISOR: Andy Stallard

TABLE: 212

The Smart Park system is a user interfaceable app that will direct users to an open parking stall. This product will function by utilizing various sensors that will collect data and communicate through a LoRa network. The target customer is college universities with a benefit to the faculty and students. This will increase the effective and efficient use of crowded parking while also providing an incentive for students to pay and utilize on-campus parking. Intended use of the system can and may be customized to suit interested parties specific needs. Through last semester, the team was able to create a virtual parking lot of the GoCreate parking lot and was able to send data through from the sensor to ChirpStack to ThingsBoard to the application, changing parking stalls from taken to open and vice-versa. A big array of stalls were used with unique identifiers that correspond to different spots on the database.