1. Title : Electronic Senses
The project under the title ‘Electronic Senses’ is aimed to develop an electronic device which will provide complete information of surroundings, such as passage, traffic light indicators, traffic conditions, obstacles, objects, sign boards, smells of environmental odorants, taste etc. to a blind person in the form of voice data. It is assumed to be a breakthrough of amalgamation of Artificial Intelligence, Sensor Technology and VLSI Technology apart from significant contribution of soft computing, programming and algorithms. First part of the project involves procurement or development (if procurement is not available) of sensors which will be mainly image and data collection sensor devices such as IR and RF sensors, Electronic Nose and Electronic Tongue sensors etc. These sensors will gather the surrounding environmental information in the form of images, sounds, smells, chemicals (tastes), and textures of objects and present the same to the next stage i.e. intelligent unit. The intelligent unit is to be implemented on VLSI ASICs using XILINX Development boards and CADENCE/SYNOPSYS. The second part of the project is Intelligent Unit which will process the data provided by the sensor devices and interpret the same into suitable voice data to a blind person.
2. Title: Test Model for Debugging Multiple Extraction Errors in ASICs
Sometimes high- performance Integrated Circuits (ICs) are designed directly at the transistor level. This may not be appropriate for test generation tools that require a gate level model. Logic extraction is a very important process for the generation of test model to produce a gate-level net list from the transistor level representation. This process has a manual component which is most likely to be error-prone. To detect and remove the errors, a manual debugging is required which is very complex and tedious. The research work proposed in the project presents a complete analysis of extraction errors in high-performance designs of Integrated Circuits (ICs). An automatic debugging solution for extraction errors is to be developed under this research plan. This project is a good combination of VLSI, Electronics Devices & Circuits, Embedded Systems and Electronics Design Automation (EDA). This project is also expected to contribute for Research and Development (R&D) activities in the Institution.
3. Title: Automatic Tyre Inflation System
In setup “Automatic Tyre Inflating System” (ATIS), it not only senses the tyre pressure but also inflates the tyre even when the vehicle is moving. The system consists of Sensors, which sense the tyre pressure and send signals to the control unit. The control unit verifies the signal with reference value (required pressure) and operates the solenoid valve which is connected with air reservoir. At the end of the wheel, a rotary joint is fixed which helps to inflate the tyre while vehicle is moving. Piston system is installed on the vehicle axle which constantly fills air at high pressure into reservoir for keeping storage ready for inflation. Piston System operates by vehicle jumps due to road induced vibrations and speed breakers. Piston System is an additional way for building reservoir pressure apart from refill method.
4. Title: Design & Development of an easy operating Numerical Keyboard
Project is undertaken to design and develop easy operating Numerical Keyboard. The concept of a numerical keyboard is expected to be helping in higher typing speed and aesthetic design.
5. Title: Design & Development of foot operated Mouse
This Project is undertaken to design and develop foot operated optical mouse. The concept of foot operated mouse is based on the fact that it may speed up the data feeding into computing systems. Similarly it may be expected to be improving in higher typing speed and better aesthetic design
6. Title: Design & Development of Health Modules
The objective of this project is to develop Bio-Medical instruments that help to monitor breathing during yoga sessions with heart rhythm rate ranging from 40 to 99 beats / minute. The instrument sets breathing durations according to the actual heart beat rate of the patient
The objective of this project is to develop a Bio-medical instrument that can be used to diagnose any illness or diseases. It works on the principle of ‘AURA’’ technique to find out if there is any illness in human body. The AURA is an EM image around human body which can be detected by advanced Electronic Devices only. Intensity variation in the image indicates certain ailments