Recent Submissions

  • Modulation of chlorophyll concentration by the Indian Ocean Dipole 

    Stansell, Shelby
    The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is a climate mode that causes changes in the Indian Ocean sea surface temperature and precipitation. The IOD affects precipitation in far reaching areas such as Africa and Japan. It also impacts ...
  • The role of topography in precipitation on the maritime continent 

    Barnett, Michael
    The topography and abundant moisture supply of the Maritime Continent (MC) combine to produce copious precipitation amounts as sea breezes converge and interact with mountains. Therefore, the MC is a good region to study ...
  • Sands of time: a renourished beach vs. a non-renourished beach 

    Kilcullen, Tania
    The effects of beach renourishment were examined at two different beaches located in Brevard County, Florida: Avenue B and Ponce Landing. Two profiles were taken the summer of 2015 at Avenue B and one profile was taken at ...
  • Radar ornithology in the River Lakes Conservation area 

    White, Annaleisa M.
    The River Lakes Conservation Area also known as St. Johns River (Upper Area) is a known habitat for migratory birds. The NEXRAD Radar was used to observe a population of migratory birds during the spring of 2015. A daily ...
  • Statistics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) amplitude 

    Harris, Tia
    The MJO is the dominant intraseasonal (20-100 day) variability in the tropics. It propagates eastward at 5 m/s. An MJO event is separated into eight phases that correlates to the location of the MJO event. An MJO is measured ...
  • Occurrence of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation vs. Conservation spoil islands 

    Ambrose, Hailey L.
    This study investigated the shoreline distribution of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation and Conservation spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Based on observations made from earlier ...
  • Verification of precipitation forecasts from National Weather Service high resolution forecast models 

    Reardon, Kelly
    An evaluation of the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model and the Weather, Research, and Forecasting (WRF) model was conducted for the NWS in Melbourne, Florida. The models were verified through the radar precipitation ...
  • Onshore wind acceleration across the Indian River Lagoon 

    Al Sabri, Mohamed
    A study of the onshore (easterly) flow crossing the barrier island and Indian River Lagoon (IRL), in east central Florida, was conducted during the summer of 2015 in association with the DMES Field Projects. Wind observations ...
  • Speed Meter 

    Aldhaheri, Ali; Aldhaher, Abdulla; AlSuwaidi, Buti
    The Speed Meter finds out the velocity and acceleration of a moving vehicle using the GPS coordinates. The location coordinates are used to calculate the velocity and acceleration using predefined formulae. The results ...
  • Light Exoskeleton Gear (L.E.G.) 

    Myers, Andy; Al Matouq, Ali; DeJesus-Banos, Kelsey; Vidmark, Jessica
    The L.E.G. combines the inherent mechanical support of a knee brace with extra assistance provided in a similar way as a robotic leg. Surface Electromyography (SEMG) sensors are connected to the user’s leg to assess ...
  • Supercapacitor battery 

    Drinks, Dale; Ballentine, Chris; Stross, Stephan; Wnek, Grady
    This project investigates the viability of supercapacitors as an energy storage device used to power a small robot. In order to demonstrate the charging and performance characteristics, the robot uses a supercapacitor array ...
  • Telepresence robot 

    Hijazi, Ahmad; Al-Khatib, Abdalqader
    To create a Telepresence robot which is a robot that can be controlled remotely via the internet by the user, allowing the user to navigate that environment as if they were in it. The robot will hold a tablet to facilitate ...
  • Power Buddy 

    Irwin, Otto; Campbell, Austin; von Friesen, Timothy
    The Power Buddy monitors the power consumption of any device that plugs into a standard outlet and provides remote access to that data and other helpful information. Users gain insight into how much power a device uses ...
  • Solar powered battery charger 

    Dudley, Jonathan; Krouth, Sheila; Loudon, Michael
    Solar arrays provide clean power, but the amount depends significantly on available sunlight. To achieve sufficient power, mechanical tracking or maximum power point tracking (MPPT) methods are implemented. While mechanical ...
  • Mobile solar charging station 

    Trimboli, Vince; Burghardt, Christina; Torres, Giordano Benitez; Quintana, Rolando; Kearney, James
    The solar charging station is a portable solution for any kind of outdoor recreation, hobby, or activity that requires a moderate amount of energy. The project revolves around constructing a charger controller that will ...
  • Omnisphere 

    Ballentine, Chris; Dudamel, Gerardo; Frisbie, James; Taylor, Macdonald
    Our Omnisphere robot is a user-friendly controlled platform with three spheres for wheels. A friction-based drive system rotates each sphere with 360 degrees of full planar freedom. This system eliminates the restrictive ...
  • Universal Communications Hub 

    Robins, Ian; Pangalos, Christopher; Chan, Cargill
    To design a mobile communications system capable of maintaining a data and communications link in scenarios where traditional communications have been lost or are unavailable. In a practical scenario, this type of hub would ...
  • Autonomous Camera Drone 

    Agbayekhai, Martins; Caro, Ernesto
    The autonomous quadcopter drone follows a user carrying a GPS beacon and provides HD-quality video from above. The goal is to provide an aerial recording for an outdoor sports/adventure enthusiast, without any piloting ...
  • Runway Energy Capturing System 

    Lorenzen, Travis; Corallo, Gian; Rajegaonkar, Shubham; Libano, Jacopo; Meireles, Cleto; Frugoli, John; Smith, Briano
    The main purpose of this project is to capture the jet blast produced by aircraft. This shall be used to harness kinetic energy that will be transformed into electrical energy. The concept of this proposal is to use a ...
  • Edgewood Dr. extension and new parking garage 

    MCA³T Design
    Objectives: •Relieve traffic congestion off of University Blvd for pedestrian safety. •Provide extra parking spots for students, staff, and faculty.

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