Faculty Advisor

Furlong, Cosme

Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

We designed, constructed, and tested an autonomous mobile sensing platform. This platform, a versatile and modular device, is designed to be easily adaptable for a variety of applications, while showcasing emerging technologies: solar cells, regenerate fuel cells, and EDLCs. This device is designed for extended operation, utilizing an RTOS to control appropriate operational modes based on availability of solar energy. In order to optimize our design, we characterized the fuel cells and solar cells and performed FEA on the chassis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Computer Science

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

ECE

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Computer Science

Advisor Program

ECE

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