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  • Prymak, Eugene (2013)
    A model is presented for the production of switchgrass and its conversion to bio-oil using fast pyrolysis. Switchgrass is a leading energy crop because of its high biomass yield in a variety of soil conditions. For ...
  • Ryan, Gabriel; Roelofs, Rebecca (2013)
    In mobile robot navigation, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) involves building a map of an unknown environment and determining the robot's position in the map at the same time. Several variations of the SLAM ...
  • Shaban, Maher (2013)
    This report presents the theory behind pulse oximetry - the measurement of oxygen saturation levels via the interaction of light and hemoglobin - while investigating the design of contemporary pulse oximeters as well. ...
  • Liang, Hongliang (Joe) (2013)
    Using two 16cm diameter coils tuned to resonant frequency in a strongly coupled regime, I investigate various properties of this system that affect power output such as frequency, load resistance, and distance between ...
  • Sohn, Nicholas (2013)
    A theoretical model for measuring two-axis bending and longitudinal twisting of a beam is presented and implemented. Shifts in the two-dimensional far field transmission fringes generated by a four-core optical fiber are ...
  • Verhasselt, Eric (2013)
    The goal of this project is to design and build an environmentally beneficial prototype of a vehicle that operates efficiently on hydrogen fuel cells. The vehicle will be constructed to the specifications set forth so that ...
  • Taschuk, Greg (2013)
    The ability to interact with computers through methods other than keyboard and mouse has begun to shape the modern computing experience. Gesture Recognition shows significant promise as it offers an intuitive and personal ...
  • He, Keliang; Martin, Elizabeth (2013)
    In recent years, CHOMP has found many applications in robotics research, as it combines motion planning and optimization. Its flexibility in initial trajectory enables it to solve many complex problems without pre- or ...
  • Bielenberg, Ames (2013)
    This project aims to implement the technical infrastructure of a carsharing program. This is implemented using an embedded computer on-board the vehicle, and a server program running remotely.
  • Zhai, Xignda (2013)
    My goal is to reproduce the functionalities of the system and demonstrate the simple concepts behind it. However, it is not my intention to mimic the two groupsets in every detail and completely replace them. The amount ...
  • Cheney, Jordan; Ancona, Davis (2014)
    Today, all computers are interfaced through a one or two dimensional input controller such as a keyboard, mouse, or touch screen. This, however, is not how humans normally perceive and interact with their environment. Thus, ...
  • Abel, Imoleayo (2014)
    While personal jet packs may not be practical, an electromechanically-assisted set of wings may be. No modern heavier-than-air craft flaps its wings; conversely, no bird, bat or insects relies upon fixed wings. Bio-mimicry ...
  • Ruben, Cody (2014)
    The main result of this project was the design of an electrical system that powers Swarthmore's baseball scoreboard using solar energy. This energy is harvested through 2 Kyocera KC130TM photovoltaic panels. These are ...
  • Fortunato, Chris (2014)
    This project creates a serial data link using a voice call between cell phones. This is done via the creation of a simple modem that uses On-Off Keying (OOK) as the modulation scheme, and an (8, 12) Hamming code for error ...
  • Jones, Nia E. (2014)
    This project examines the practices of wastewater treatment, specifically decentralized wastewater treatment. The primary objective was to design an onsite wastewater treatment plant for a subarea on the campus of Swarthmore ...
  • Rosenblatt, Anne; Aaron, Nicole (2014)
    Our goal was to create a solar tracking system that eliminated the need for manual adjustments and did not continuously rotate without regard for weather conditions. We decided we would accomplish this by programming a ...
  • Mubvuma, Tinashe Harry (2014)
    Affordable Braille actuators were designed, STL printed and tested for functionality, for the purpose of creating full page refreshable Braille display and stand-alone Braille devices such as calculators. Mechanical actuators ...
  • Arnone, Luke (2014)
    Building on an open-source RepRap 3D printer platform, an extruder for porcelain clay paste is developed and tested. Using a syringe-based, air pressure-driven extruder, objects are fabricated at a 3.3 mm resolution and ...
  • Sullivan, Danielle; Bailey, Eliza (2014)
    To meet the demands of the real-time video and image processing (VIP) applications, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is considered as one of the ideal system architectures for implementation. It is because the customizable ...
  • Samuelson, Katie (2014)
    A small-scale wave flume was designed and constructed for the Swarthmore College Engineering Department. Wave flumes are used in laboratories to conduct studies on fluid dynamics, wave theory, sediment transport, and ...

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