Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The goal of this capstone design project was to design a fully automated data collection system that could be installed in diesel or gasoline motorboats to monitor engine RPM. The system is based on processing signals from: the w-terminal on a diesel engines alternator or an inductive pickup placed on a gasoline engines spark plug. These signals are processed, under software control, to calculate actual engine RPM. Once data is collected, post-processing occurs where Geographical Information System (GIS) software is used to remap the GPS engine RPM data to a physical location on a user viewable city map. The prototype is intended to be placed in motorboats that roam about the Venetian lagoon in order to map the occurrence of underwater turbulence in the form of engine RPM.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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