:: Miniature Steam Power Plant ::
The picture shows an inter disciplinary group of Electrical Engineering students who designed and manufactured a fully working boiler and steam engine with all the safety devices which if coupled with a small alternator will generate electricity. During the process of fabricating the working miniature power plant the group were exposed to many aspects of practical engineering from material procurement and machining to vendor development and testing which will stand them in good stead in their future role as young Engineers.
Team : 4th year EE students. Aditya Gupta, Swaranika Das, Amit Mishra, Asutosh Kumar, Bismoy Singh, Dishant Kr. Prajapati
Faculty Incharge : Prof. Prodyut Kr. Das, Automobile Engineering Department
:: Accelerometer Based Gesture Controlled Robot ::
Second Year ECE & ME Students’ designed and manufactured a robotic vehicle that moves around following the instructions from the accelerometer sensor. Accelerometer is a dynamic sensor capable of a vast range of sensing. Accelerometers are available that can measure acceleration in one, two, or three orthogonal axes i.e., it can sense the x, y and the z axis. It can also sense any sort of vibration or tapping.
Team : 2nd year ECE – Amit Kumar, Amit Prabhat, Sananda Bhuniya, Shiladitya Ghosh, ME – Tapishnu Samanta
Faculty Incharge : Dr. Goutam Kr. Maity, ECE Department
:: Wireless Heart-Beat Monitoring System ::
MCKVIE students have always surprised the connoisseurs with their magical invention, ‘Wireless Heart – Beat Monitoring System’ is a new feather in its cap.
Cardiovascular disease accounts for over 15 million deaths worldwide every year. The delay between the first symptom of any cardiac ailment and the call for medical assistance has an important role to play. This project “Heart beat monitoring by RF Technology” can be used in hospitals and also for patients who can be under continuous monitoring while traveling from place to place. Since the system is continuously monitoring the patient, it will immediately message to the concerned doctors and relatives if any abnormality is found in the heart beat rate.
This invention will particularly be more effective in cases of heart failure which needs close and continual monitoring procedure after diagnosis.
Team : 3nd year ECE students- Ahmmad Reza, Arundhati Chandra and Ranit Ghosh
Project Guide : Arijit Sen, ECE Department
:: Theft- and Fire Alarm System ::
Two biggest worries in the life of a common man is Fire and Theft. Three 3rd year ECE & IT Students of MCKVIE developed an affordable gadgets which can confront these obstacles. Although such gadgets already exist in the market but this one has been very carefully designed to meet the needs of the common man. This gadget will have great impact on the society. It is a compact and uses dual purpose circuit consisting of LDR and Thermistor based alarm which will serve two purposes i.e. Making people alert of possible theft/ robbery and fire.
The circuit of Thief Detector Unit detects a sudden shadow falling on the light sensor and sounds the bleeper when this happens. The circuit will not respond to gradual changes in brightness to avoid false alarms. The normal light can be used but the circuit will work best if a beam of light is arranged to fall on the light sensor.
The Fire Alarm uses a thermistor that provides a high resistance for high temperature and low resistance for low temperature. This phenomenon has been used to detect fire. We all hope this invention of our students will keep its head high in the crowd of commonplace fire and theft detector in the market.
Team : Ms. Ankita Paul, Sayantonee Maitra and Tania Sengupta – Students of 3rd year ECE &IT Department
Project Guide : Ms. Tanushree Bose, ECE Department
:: INDO – US ROBO League Competition on Swarm Robotics ::
Swarm robotics is a new approach to the coordination of multi-robot systems which consist of large number of simple physical robots. Swarm Robotics is a technological advancement on Mobile Robotics. The main focus of Swarm Robotics is to introduce the students to the various methods of communication that can be used to transfer data between multiple machines.
The competition was beneficial to the students of Automobile, Mechanical, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering and also students of other related disciplines. Students of MCKVIE, JIS and CIT participated in the competition. Each competitor received international certificate of excellence and each team received one training kit. Out of 17 groups, two groups consisting of MCKVIE students, who were the winners of the competition, took part in the national competition held at IIT Bombay on 21-22 March 2014.
Team : 2nd year ECE students – Amit Kumar, Amit Prabhat, Sananda Bhuniya, Shiladitya Ghosh, ME – Tapishnu Samanta
Faculty Incharge : Dr. Goutam Kr. Maity, ECE Department
:: Truth Detector ::
Truth Detector Project is a unique invention made by ECE students of MCKVIE. The project is the development of a suitable circuit which deals with ‘Galvanic skin response’ of an human. It is a method to measure the electrical conductance of the skin as it varies with changes in the environment around an individual. The moisture levels in the skin vary when an individual is aroused or excited. Sweat glands are controlled by the sympathetic nervous system and change in skin conductance can be a measure of the mental activity. In order to measure the electrical resistance a constant voltage needs to be applied and the skin conductance can be calculated with the help of Ohm’s law. This instrument is extremely useful for detecting a lie thus it can trap criminal without asking several questions.
Team : 3rd year ECE students-Bishan Bhadra, Rivu Sengupta, Arka Banerjee, Suvankar Indra
Faculty Incharge : Mr. Ajoy Ghoshal, ECE Department
:: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) made out of Composite Material ::
Comprising of 2nd year students from several Departments including Mechanical and Automobile Engineering the group are developing several different types of UAV capable of flying literally for hours and others that can fly like a hunting bird. Long Span endurance type unmanned aerial aircraft with modified aerofoil wings designed and manufactured with composite materials. Various kinds of advanced materials- composites for example- are used and many fabricating processes are being tried out. Finally the designed UAV is put to test and careful analysis is made to further improve the design. The initial Model use Nickel – Cobalt battery operated electric motor for longer flying time and Lithium batteries used for radio control operation. The Model UAV tested in the Maidan by the students successfully.
Team : 2nd Year ME – Amiratabha Chakraborty, Swaranendu Manna; 2nd Year AUE – Saurav Sharma, Samadhi Ghosh,
:: Designing and Experiment of a Solar Power Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ::
Integrating solar energy into modern aircraft technology has been a topic of interest and has received a lot of attention from researchers over the last two decades. A few among the many potential applications of this technology are the possibility of continuous self sustained flight for purposes such as information relay, surveillance and monitoring. This can be used in Defence to detect the enemy aircrafts and ships. MCKVIE Students designed and manufactured a UAV which is solar power assisted battery operated and can fly for a long duration during day and night. A camera is also mounted at the top; this camera can zoom in for large distances with high definition. The material used is Balsa Wood and 5 servo motors and a propeller blade. Incorporation of radar is under plan to facilitate detection of any kind of metal objects and transmit it to the control station. The radar transmits pulses of radio waves/ microwaves when it detects any metal object. The radio wave reflects back which can be viewed through the laptops in the control stations.
Team : 1st Year & 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering Students and 1st Year Computer Science Engineering
Faculty Incharge : Mr. Suvanjan Bhattacharyya, Mechanical Engineering Department
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