Past Projects

TitleCoachSponsorTeamProgram Year
DrivePayEdward Latorre-NavarroAmerican Express2021/2022
Software Focused Smart Multimeter Leveraging Computer VisionJoseph WilsonCAE USA2021/2022
Fanatics InnovationCatia SilvaFanatics2021/2022
Robotic Dog with Arm for Underground FPL EquipmentKarl GugelFlorida Power %26 Light2021/2022
An Intelligent Recommender System for Blind Screen Reader UsersIdalis VillanuevaFreedom Scientific2021/2022
Mechanical Switch Box on TemplateHans van Oostrtrom2021/2022
Kitchen Appliance InnovationPhilip JacksonNewell Brands2021/2022
Tag Something SmallEric SchwartzNorthrop Grumman2021/2022
Viticultural Risk Report ServiceAndrea GoncherTerraview2021/2022
Capture the Flag Tool (Hacker Jeopardy) - Phase 2Cheryl ReschRaytheon Comany2021/2022
Secure Web Portal ModernizationAnn RamirezRaytheon Comany2021/2022
Using Customer Sentiment to Improve Customer %26 Colleague ExperienceAshish AggarwalAmerican Express2020/2021
Vision Processing System for Simulated Maintenance TrainerAllen TurnerCAE USA2020/2021
Autonomous Robot Dog Docking StationAllen TurnerFlorida Power %26 Light2020/2021
A Mobile App for Blind and Low Vision Users to browse Weather RadarSaira AnwarFreedom Scientific2020/2021
Touchless TouchscreenAndrea GoncherUF Harn Museum2020/2021
How many can you handle?Edward Latorre-NavarroNorthrop Grumman2020/2021
Next Gen GUIAnn RamirezRaytheon Comany2020/2021
Grip Pressure Measurement for Elite AthletesHans van OostrtromTampa Bay Rays2020/2021
Capture the Flag Tool (Hacker Jeopardy)Richard NewmanRaytheon Comany2020/2021
Team 10Philip JacksonCarlos Rinaldi2020/2021
Cooling system design for compressor oil in surface mining drill rigsKurt SchulzeSandvik Mining2020/2021
"Spiney Mouse Selfie": An operant photo-capture chamber for monitoring regeneration to avoid repetitive isoflurane anesthesiaKarl GugelMalcolm Maden2020/2021
DSP and FPGA robotics platform for remote learningKarl GugelTexas Instruments2020/2021
Neuro Nightmare: A simulation experience for medical personnelJorg PetersSteven Parrish Winesett2020/2021
Amex Servicing @ HomeJaime RuizAmerican Express2019/2020
Wake model for Aircraft Minimum Interval Take-Off and Aerial Refueling ScenariosDavid MikolaitisCAE USA2019/2020
Consumer Video Product for the Monster Jam Ride TruckAngelos BarmpoutisFeld Entertainment2019/2020
Remotely Operated Lineman Robotic SystemOscar CrisalleFlorida Power %26 Light2019/2020
Augmented Reality System with 3D modeling for Assisting Low Vision Users with Their SurroundingsJorg PetersFreedom Scientific2019/2020
IoT Mesh Network Asset Tracking SystemJoseph WilsonHoneywell International2019/2020
Chatbot Cognitive and Enhancement ProjectEdward Latorre-NavarroNielsen2019/2020
Open Spot TrackingKeith RamboNorthrop Grumman2019/2020
Cement Based Binding AgentJerry ParisOld Castle2019/2020
Feasibility Studies for the Implementation of CO2 Capture Process for Sustainable Large-Scale Algae GrowthSindia Rivera-JimenezOrlando Utilities Commission2019/2020
Virtual Reality: A Next-Generation Tool to Improve Waste and Materials ManagementAngelos BarmpoutisPTP Strategy2019/2020
Starburst Multi-Compartmented Chat - Phase 2Richard NewmanRaytheon Comany2019/2020
Obstacle Detection System for Surface Mining Drill RigsDavid CheneySandvik Mining2019/2020
UAV Mission Design with 2D Coefficient PredictionDavid MikolaitisCAE USA2018/2019
Autonomous Drone for Electric Grid InspectionsOscar CrisalleFlorida Power %26 Light2018/2019
Mobile Contact Proximity Alerting SystemManuel BermudezFreedom Scientific2018/2019
Water Distribution Flushing OptimizationSpyros SvoronosGRU2018/2019
Wearable Tech - Water-Activated Tape (WAT) DispenserBruce WeltIPG2018/2019
Far Field Audio Microphone Array SystemJoseph WilsonNielsen2018/2019
Automated Drone RefuelingKeith RamboNorthrop Grumman2018/2019
Optimization Studies of CO2 Sequestration ProcessSindia Rivera-JimenezOrlando Utilities Commission2018/2019
Machine-Learning System to Detect Recyclable MaterialsAngelos BarmpoutisPTP Strategy2018/2019
Multi-Compartmented Text Chat ApplicationRichard NewmanRaytheon Comany2018/2019
Easy-Access Roof Cargo SystemCarl CraneTalem Capital2018/2019
Flexible Bearings for Wave GeneratorsShannon RidgewayTetragon Labs2018/2019
Remote Monitoring for Cell SitesWenhsing WuVerizon2018/2019
Holo Tele RehabJorg Peters9 Degrees of Human2018/2019
Wireless Power and Energy Storage for Inertial GuidanceSuleyman TufekciHoneywell International2018/2019
IPPD Testing TeamAndrew HaleStaff Only2018/2019
Design an Aerial Tanker to Minimize Turbulence Effects During RefuelingRichard LindCAE USA2017/2018
Hard Hat with Integrated ARSuleyman TufekciFlorida Power %26 Light2017/2018
Lift Station and Force Main Operations OptimzationSpyros SvoronosGRU2017/2018
Telescoping Mast Drive AssemblyCarl CraneHarris Corp.2017/2018
Spacewire Special Test EquipmentWenhsing WuHoneywell International2017/2018
Capturing Structured Data from PhotographsJoseph WilsonInfo Tech, Inc.2017/2018
High Speed Seal Driver for Flexible Pouch Beverage PackagingBruce WeltKHS USA2017/2018
Breast Pump InnovationStephen ArceMedical Innovations LLC2017/2018
Modular, Disposable Packed-column Cell SeparatorCarlos RinaldiMorphogenesis2017/2018
Virtual Reality Software Development KitJorg PetersNielsen2017/2018
Automated Test Station/Breakout BoxBill EisenstadtNorthrop Grumman2017/2018
Sakrete Product OptimizationJerry ParisOld Castle2017/2018
Harmonic Gearing Performance Test StandShannon RidgewayTetragon Labs2017/2018
Bench-Scale Process Design for CO2 Sequestration and Transportation for Sustainable Large-Scale Algae GrowthSindia Rivera-JimenezOrlando Utilities Commission2017/2018
Image Documentation SystemManuel BermudezSiemens Energy, Inc.2017/2018
Optimal Bolt Cleaning OperationsOscar CrisalleSiemens Energy, Inc.2017/2018
Croaking Process Variation Reduction and OptimizationHitomi GreensletSun Hydraulics2017/2018
Hydration Monitoring SystemAlexandra GarraudTervis2017/2018
Central Office Visually Enhanced Asset Tracking and Management SystemAngelos BarmpoutisVerizon2017/2018
Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Assitant (HAIA)Jaime RuizVoalte2017/2018
Audit Log Tokenizing Appliance and Threat Analysis SystemRichard NewmanWalt Disney2017/2018
Near Real Time IoT-based Solution for Continuous Water Quality MonitoringKeith RamboWind River2017/2018
Using the Human Patient Simulator (HPS) improve testing ability and function of the current HPS Pericardiocentesis feature.Hans van OostrtromCAE Healthcare2016/2017
Design a reconfigurable regional aircraft for both cargo and passengersDavid MikolaitisCAE USA2016/2017
Research CertainTeed's current wallboard corner beads to determine why the product lifts when drywall compound is appliedGary ScheiffeleCertainTeed Gypsum Inc.2016/2017
Design and install an air chiller on the feed port of the gas turbine at the UF campus co-generation plant to maximize electrical power production on hot daysOscar CrisalleDuke Energy2016/2017
Develop and code a model capable of predicting economic performance at the Duke Energy Bartow plant in St. Petersburg, FlaSpyros SvoronosDuke Energy2016/2017
Design, build, test and experimentally validate (in cadavers) a force-sensing instrument to quantify soft-tissue tension during total knee replacement surgeryMasaru HigaExactech, Inc.2016/2017
Develop a mobile rover that can perform self-assessments on the health of substation components to mitigate outages before they occurCarl CraneFlorida Power %26 Light2016/2017
Evaluate high performance heatsink materials for use in space applications where convection is not available for heat transferJacob ChungHarris Corp.2016/2017
Perform thermal analysis, design a control scheme, and build a prototype to stabilize the thermal environment the IMU is exposed to in a spacecraft environmentHuikai XieHoneywell International2016/2017
Create an automated recommendation engine that recognizes and identifies projects of specific interest to each user based on past activity, projects, and future project plans, using machine learning and web servicesJoseph WilsonInfo Tech, Inc.2016/2017
Commercialization of a high-solids flooded leachbed anaerobic composting system that reduces bioreactor sizes and processes waste at lower temperatures than current systemsPratap PullammanappallilIntegrated Technology Ventures2016/2017
Design/build “People+” a people-tracking platform, for people using wearable devicesManuel BermudezMindtree2016/2017
In an effort to reduce the degrading of infrastructure due to acid transfer, students will create designs for new and improved acid-resistant infrastructure.Christopher FerraroMosaic Fertilizer2016/2017
Design and build an automated chemical prospecting analyzer from components to increase the efficiency and safety of mining core prospecting processSindia Rivera-JimenezMosaic Fertilizer2016/2017
Assemble models to use in indoor quality control during building construction via augmented realityJorg PetersMoss %26 Associates2016/2017
This project will prototype Internet of Things (IoT) technology to track the quantity of employees, equipment and their location for improved safety and productivity on a construction siteBill EisenstadtMoss %26 Associates2016/2017
Design an industrial CO2 separation system using software developed by the DOE NETL to build a bench-scale system to demonstrate the process for applications on 2 - 460 MW coal units in Central Florida.Sindia Rivera-JimenezOrlando Utilities Commission2016/2017
Design a safe, stable device to transport and orient glass panels on a worksiteJohn SchuellerPGT Industries2016/2017
Build upon 2015 project to design and test an automated syringe filler machine for clean room manufacturing operationOscar CrisalleRTI Surgical2016/2017
Design an automated system for replacement of worn drill bits attached to the end of a drill string with a new drill bitSuleyman TufekciSandvik Mining2016/2017
Create a Wi-Fi version of the AmpSetBlue product that can remote control the valve amplifier with APPs on iOS and Android devices.Wenhsing WuSun Hydraulics2016/2017
Create a system that allows un-plugging and plugging into rack mounted equipment in a typical server room environment with limited/no human supervision by developing an autonomous mobile platform along with appropriate manipulatorsShannon RidgewayVerizon2016/2017
Develop an appliance to receive system logs that filters and tokenizes the sensitive information before sending the data to an ELK stack on AWS for analysisRichard NewmanWalt Disney2016/2017
Integration of Wearable Sensors to Medtronic Nexus-D for Closed-Loop Deep Brain StimulationAysegul GunduzMetronic Neuromodulation2015/2016
Smart Garden/Pond ProtectorBill EisenstadtYard Cop2015/2016
3D Measurement, Modeling, and Fabrication for Aerospace ApplicationsCarl CraneNorthrop Grumman2015/2016
Modular, Disposable Packed-column Cell SeparatorCarlos RinaldiMorphogenesis2015/2016
Acid Resistant Concrete Materials DesignChristopher FerraroMosaic Fertilizer2015/2016
CAE KingAirDavid MikolaitisCAE USA2015/2016
Heterogeneous Robots Equipped for Search and RecoveryEric SchwartzLockheed Martin2015/2016
Optimize fiber reinforcement type, quantity, mixing, and forming to enhance the mechanical properties of CertainTeed Gypsum wallboardGary ScheiffeleCertainTeed Gypsum Inc.2015/2016
High-Speed Data LinkHenry ZmudaHarris Corp.2015/2016
Imaging Sensor Miniaturization for Gas Turbine InspectionHuikai XieSiemens Energy, Inc.2015/2016
Crash Analyzer PortalJoseph WilsonVeritas Technology Corporation2015/2016
Engineering design unit (EDU) SRAM memory multi-module test stationKarl GugelHoneywell International2015/2016
Wireless Diagnostics For Mobile Drill RigsManuel BermudezSandvik Mining2015/2016
Automation of Bone Paste Syringe FillingOscar CrisalleRTI Surgical2015/2016
Optimization of Waste Water EffluentOscar CrisalleDuke Energy2015/2016
IT Security Communications Mobil ApplicationRichard NewmanWalt Disney2015/2016
Device to quantify bony fixation of orthopaedic implants in real-time during surgeryShannon RidgewayExactech, Inc.2015/2016
Product and Process Factor Evaluation Affecting Quality of Ammonium Phosphate FertilizersSpyros SvoronosMosaic Fertilizer2015/2016
Product Pulse DashboardSuleyman TufekciInfo Tech, Inc.2015/2016
A prototype for an arm-exoskeleton will be designed, manufactured and tested. The exoskeleton will have motors or vibrators attached in various critical locations that will be controlled/triggered by a computer software.Angelos BarmpoutisJ.C. Pruitt Family Dept. of BME2014/2015
Tectron Engineering manufactures metal detectors for industrial use, protecting downstream equipment from tramp metal. Move firmware to a newly designed board with a low power Renesas microprocessor including new menu and data structure improvements.Bill EisenstadtTectron Engineering2014/2015
Design and build a prototype computer-controlled cell separation system based on sponsor’s unique microparticle-based cell separation technology. Involves design calculations/modeling and selection of process compatible pump/valve/tubingCarlos RinaldiMorphogenesis2014/2015
Integration of electrical stimulation into stretchable cell culture system. Design, prototype, and test a novel cell culture system that mimics the electrical and mechanical features of heart tissue. Chelsey SimmonsJ.C. Pruitt Family Dept. of BME2014/2015
Design and build a highly innovative approach to remove clogs due to soft tissue and bone from a range of microdebrider bladesCurtis TaylorMedtronic Surgical2014/2015
Design a prototype system to measure the iron concentration in the feed water of a combined cycle power plant. Ultimately, the prototype will demonstrate the feasibility of an online iron concentration monitoring system.David MazyckSiemens Energy, Inc.2014/2015
Mosaic operates rotary vessels to granulate, condition, cool, and dry granular fertilizer products. Implement a monitoring system and calibrate it on a single rotary dryer. Monitor the wear/alignment and forces on the trunnion bearing rollers.David MikolaitisMosaic Fertilizer2014/2015
Design and build an immersive first person video (FPV) augmented reality system to provide a real-time view of the world through presentation of imagery. The device will utilize stereoscopic cameras to provide 3D vision at close-rangeEric SchwartzLockheed Martin2014/2015
External ventricular drains are placed in neurosurgical ICUs for patients with excessive cerebrospinal fluid. No non-invasive method of diagnosing the cause/site of failure or safely clearing an obstructed catheter exists.Frank BovaUF Neurosurgery2014/2015
The gypsum slurry is sandwiched between two sheets of paper and cures into the final shape. Vibrations by the processing equipment can have a significant effect on the coalescence process and the ultimate strength of the gypsum board product.Gary ScheiffeleCertainTeed Gypsum Inc.2014/2015
Harris Corp. collects scientific data and transmits that data over long distances. Perform design trades, demonstrate a high-speed laser/electrooptical data transmitter and develop an approach for implementing the design in a small form factor. Henry ZmudaHarris Corp.2014/2015
Remote sensors are placed on/within a dental appliance that can monitor oral cavity health. Data measured may include pressure, movement, and temperature. Initial applications include monitoring bruxism and orthodontic retainer compliance.Huikai XieIntegrated Technology Ventures2014/2015
The Human Patient Simulator was developed at UF. This project focuses on the respiratory system (computer model, physical gases) model which can respond to real gases entering the lung either from the air or con-nected to a mechanical ventilator. Hans van OostrtromJ.C. Pruitt Family Dept. of BME2014/2015
Design a portable, robust data acquisition recorder for vibrations, pressure, and soundJohn SchuellerSandvik Mining2014/2015
Simulation in Lockheed-Martin's Scalable Advanced Graphic Engine (SAGE) will improve availability and affordability of testing and training. The project will enhance SAGE by automating the adaptation of external Environmental Geographic ModelsJorg PetersLockheed Martin2014/2015
Patient medical histories are stored as text documents. Integrate known, successful medical Natural Language Processing packages into the High Performance Computing Clusters framework and increase their performance by running them on a parallel platform.Joseph WilsonLexisNexis2014/2015
We aim to automate manual slab inspection process with state of the art mechanical inject %26 retrieve equipment. Develop dependable and repeat-able image processing techniques for accurately measuring acid concentration.Karl GugelMosaic Fertilizer2014/2015
Develop an automation framework to identify and assess the IPv6 devices by capturing the signature of the device, type of device, OS, open ports, and identifying the current vulnerabilities on the device.Richard NewmanWalt Disney2014/2015
Actionable Policy Control Catalog Shopping CartRichard NewmanWalt Disney2014/2015
Surgery inside the head requires extreme accuracy to treat lesions and avoid any damage. The client developed an inexpensive pathway to provide accurate surgical guidance using medical images and 3D printing. Goal: Create a clinically testable system.Scott BanksUF Neurosurgery2014/2015
This technology uses a membrane-based open absorption cycle that removes moisture from an air stream and uses its latent energy to heat domestic hot water. This approach drastically increases efficiency and reduces cost of absorption-based systems.Sherif SherifIntegrated Technology Ventures2014/2015
CA and P accumulate and cause severe scaling problems at Hines, a 1200 acre man-made cooling reservoir. Design and demonstrate processes to mitigate scaling on condenser tubes and to reduce the levels of CA and P, pH, and temperature in the pond.Spyros SvoronosDuke Energy2014/2015
Design and implement an Android Cell Phone Application for collecting and forwarding highway construction material sampling and testing results obtained at the construction site to the back-end Web site via cellular or Wi-Fi connection.Suleyman TufekciInfo Tech, Inc.2014/2015
Develop concepts for direct measurement of average oxygen flow through contact lenses. New challenges include measurement of oxygen flow through small (1mm2) zones and ability to measure new designs with non-homogeneous and aspheric contact lenses.Timothy DalrympleJohnson and Johnson Vision Care2014/2015
Develop a method for reducing and fixating rib and sternum segments following minimal access approaches for heart surgery.Walter O'DellBiomet Microfixation2014/2015
Establish preliminary workstation requirements for a cordless ultrasonic disector surgical instrument cleaning, disassembly, rework, reassembly, QA, testing, packaging, and sterilizationSuleyman TufekciStryker Sustainability Solutions2013/2014
GD-OTS manufactures military ordnance and oilfield pipe joints using lathes to machine forgings which have variable hardness. An adaptive controller could be implemented to slow down the machining when there is excessive power consumption or vibration.John SchuellerGeneral Dynamics2013/2014
Cloud based image processing service for communicating between producers and consumers of medical image data sets. Evaluate data integrity, security and performance of existing solutions for cloud based computing within the healthcare environment.Jorg PetersInvivo Corporation2013/2014
Reprocessing of the Covidien Sonicision cordless ultrasonic dissection device. Involves disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, and testing of the medical device. Will use reverse engineering, solid modeling, disassembly, and biomaterial cleaning methods.Jim SchumacherStryker Sustainability Solutions2013/2014
Femtocells extend cell-phone coverage by routing cell-phone traffic over the internet causing security vulnerabilities. Develop methods to identify legitimate available cellular telephone sources, differentiate legitimate and rogue femtocells, etc.Joseph WilsonWalt Disney2013/2014
There is a growing requirement related to space applications for lightweight antennae that can self-deploy. Modify assembly to be manufactured, perform analysis to size components for strength and deployment forces, manufacture components.Carl CraneHarris Corp.2013/2014
TBAAlireza EntezariHarris Corp.2013/2014
TBAKarl GugelVerifone2013/2014
TBAKevin PowersSandvik Mining2013/2014
GDO %26 TS makes fins for artillery rounds by forging, machining, and heat treating. Such fins may be more suitably manufactured with either Direct Metal or Selective Laser Sintering or by Combustion Driven Compaction of metal powders.David MikolaitisGeneral Dynamics2013/2014
Oxysense specializes in non-destructive, fluorescence based package testing. Oxysense is a commercial licensee of UF based permeation technology. Last year we built a prototype. This year we are going to productize it and help Oxysense get it to market!Bruce WeltOxysense Inc.2013/2014
TBAHenry ZmudaTectron Engineering2013/2014
TBAWilliam PelletierTectron Engineering2013/2014
TBAWilliam PelletierNestle Waters North America2013/2014
Medtronic develops microdebriders for sinus surgery. They’re reusable and drive a one-time sterile disposable blades. We’ll investigate options to monitor irrigation flow and provide a signal for an alarm or an autonomous shutdown of the debrider.Wenhsing WuMedtronic Xomed2013/2014
TBATimothy DalrympleGeneral Dynamics2013/2014
We’ll establish a system to predict signs of machine troubles via installment of high-tech sensors. This system will help avoid potential machine breakdowns and thus improve machine availability rate, quality rate and speed rate (OEE metric).Suleyman TufekciGeneral Dynamics2013/2014
TBAManuel BermudezLockheed Martin2013/2014
Create handheld devices for high precision localization of mobile devices using GPS techniques. Indoor localization of wireless electronics has potential applications in shopping, airport, convention center/stadium navigation, inventory location, etc.Bill EisenstadtIntegrated Technology Ventures2013/2014
TBAKeith StanfillStryker Sustainability Solutions2013/2014
TBAOscar CrisalleSiemens Energy, Inc.2013/2014
TBAHuikai XieIntegrated Technology Ventures2013/2014
TBAOscar CrisalleMosaic Fertilizer2013/2014
Johnson %26 Johnson Vision Care is the leading manufacturer of soft contact lenses. A very important characteristic is the moisture content. Design and fabricate an automated device that can removr residual liquid from contact lens surfaces.Spyros SvoronosJohnson and Johnson Vision Care2013/2014
Design and build a low cost swarm of quadcopters to relay video back to a base station. The vehicle must have an autonomous mode and run independently to designated GPS coordinates, relaying vehicle status (GPS data, altitude, power status, etc.). Eric SchwartzLockheed Martin2013/2014
Rotary vessels are used to dry, granulate, condition, and cool fertilizer products. Mechanical reliability is critical to minimize costs, production interruptions, and safety hazards. Build on last year’s health monitoring system for the rotary vessel.Loc Vu QuocMosaic Fertilizer2013/2014
Design and build a low cost remotely controlled vehicle that can maneuver in open air and video back to a base station. Must have an autonomous mode, run independently to designated GPS coordinates, and relay GPS data (altitude, power status, etc.)Eric SchwartzLockheed Martin2012/2013
The PAYMEDIA system delivers up-to-date media to customers while they refuel their vehicles. Develop, prototype and test a cost-effective audio solution for fuel dispensing PAYMEDIA systems that works in a variety of noise levels and weather conditions David MikolaitisVerifone2012/2013
Design, develop, and prototype an orthopedic implant (e.g. bone plate, bone screw, or facial implant) using UF’s patented degradable metallic biomaterial based on magnesium (UF %2313398).Jim SchumacherIntegrated Technology Ventures2012/2013
Oxysense specializes in non-destructive, fluorescence based package testing. Oxysense is a commercial licensee of UF based permeation technology. Specify, design, build and test an automated, user-friendly commercial prototype.Bruce WeltOxysense Inc.2012/2013
Mechanical reliability of the filter systems is critical. As components wear, individual caster loads are transferred to support casters, leading to accelerated failure. Develop a system that monitors and reports the downward force on each support caster.Keith StanfillMosaic Fertilizer2012/2013
Medtronic develops microdebriders (reusable and drive a one-time sterile disposable blades). This project will investigate all options for automating the identification (such as RFID) of the microdebrider tool upon connection to the hand piece.Bill EisenstadtMedtronic Xomed2012/2013
GRU utilizes lime softening in their water treatment process at the Murphree plant in Gainesville. There is a need to find alternative ways for disposing the lime residuals to provide GRU more options.Spyros SvoronosGRU2012/2013
Design, install and test a portable prototype instrument to measure the Silt Density Index of waterOscar CrisalleSiemens Energy, Inc.2012/2013
Sandvik produces mobile drilling platforms for surface mining. These machines use sophisticated control systems, diesel and electric power, and hydraulic systems. Determine Sanvik hydraulic simulation needs and desired software architectureJohn SchuellerSandvik Mining2012/2013
To support realistic training experiences for highly skilled pilots, drivers, operators, first responders and others in mission-critical roles create infinite resolution smooth surfaces from polygonal models on web-enabled platforms.Jorg PetersLockheed Martin2012/2013
In heavy duty Diesel engines, if a belt drive fails and the water pump stops, the lack of coolant flow will cause the engine to seize within seconds. Identify and prototype technologies that cause the engine to survive the cooling system failure.Timothy DalrympleCummins Inc.2012/2013
Develop a test object (phantom) that mimics the MRI and US features of the prostate. Design and process a sequence of quantitative MRI and US scans using image processing to show validity of MRI and US fusion.Gijs BosmanInvivo Corporation2012/2013
Since battery-powered aerial vehicles generally have very short run times, an intelligent ground system to replace (not recharge) batteries will greatly enhance the possible uses of the vehicle. Design a ground power station to meets specific needsCarl CraneLockheed Martin2012/2013
TBASpyros SvoronosIntegrated Technology Ventures2012/2013
Mechanical relays are used in nuclear power plants to actuate a variety of valves, pumps, and motors located throughout the plant. We'll develop a system to monitor the overall health of several relays real-time and determine existing failure mechanisms. Karl GugelExelon2012/2013
Generate designs and a working prototype that shows the viability to modify the surface of deployable or fixed mesh reflectors by means of shape memory alloy elementsHenry ZmudaHarris Corp.2012/2013
Design and build a fully functional neuroscience exhibit display for use at the temporary HQ for the Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention. Illustrate various functions of the brain and serve as the benchmark for other exhibits.David MolyneauxCade Museum2012/2013
Measure the vibration (<1Hz) of large Air Cooled Condenser fans to detect failure. This device is attached to gearbox or shaft and must report the amount of vibration to the control systemTimothy MiddelkoopSiemens Energy, Inc.2012/2013
The installation and alignment of support rollers impact the life expectancy of rollers, riding rings, gears, and vessels. Develop a system to monitor and report forces in multiple dimensions on each support roller. Loc Vu QuocMosaic Fertilizer2012/2013
Provide online mobile tools for the coaches, athletes, and spectators who visit the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex: field maps, wayfinding, field information, event schedules, current scores and results, weather, and messaging/alerts.Manuel BermudezWalt Disney2012/2013
Design and develop a Decision Support System that will visualize financial stability and projected growth scenarios. The model will be a cloud hosted application developed using Java, HTML and Force.com (hybrid HTML and SQL). Suleyman TufekciLucravalde Inc.2012/2013
Invivo designs and builds equipment for the MRI market. We plan to economically select the lowest loss electronic components for coil construction. Develop an ultra low loss cavity style resonator using copper transmission lines with air dielectric.Gijs BosmanInvivo Corporation2011/2012
To develop and test a concept for instrumentation that provides reliable rig navigation and positioning. Develop a positioning algorithm for a Surface Drill rig that can be incorporated into the equipment control system.Carl CraneSandvik Mining2011/2012
Create handheld GaN Hydrogen sensor prototypes to commercialize newly patented bio-antigen GaNbased sensors. GaN Hydrogen sensors can be used to monitor dangerous accumulations of Hydrogen in closed spaces for safety purposes.Bill EisenstadtIntegrated Technology Ventures2011/2012
Develop home video monitoring hardware prototypes that communicate to Nielson Co. The home video meters will use embedded audio code detection and signature generation and matching through microphones to report real time video watching to Nielsen.Bill EisenstadtNielsen2011/2012
Design, install and test a prototype sensor to measure particles in a fuel stream feeding a gas turbine. Oscar CrisalleSiemens Energy, Inc.2011/2012
Modify materials and processes to ensure successful removal of moisture from gypsum products.Oscar CrisalleProgress Energy Florida, Inc. 2011/2012
In the nuclear power plants operated by Exelon, forced air ventilation provides crucial cooling for various plant systems. We would like to develop a robust system to monitor the overall health of the Hydramotor in a real-time manner. Karl GugelExelon2011/2012
Build-up of airborne particles and aerosols on the inlet guide vanes of gas turbines for power production can lead to significant losses in performance. An automatic sensing system is desired to monitor particulate build-up on the inlet guide vanes.David MikolaitisSiemens Energy, Inc.2011/2012
Mosaic Fertilizer is the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Develop a model to predict process performance of the reactor/filter system for the phosphoric acid production process.Spyros SvoronosMosaic Fertilizer2011/2012
APM is a leading manufacturer of nylon for carpets and plastic products. Their liquid stream contains catalyst which is reclaimed using an Ion Exchange system. We want to improve the removal of catalyst to improve its value as a by-product.Spyros SvoronosAscend Performance Materials (APM)2011/2012
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a globally accepted metric for measuring effectiveness of manufacturing machinery. We’ll focus on improving setup/changeover processes, improve quality and speed rates of vital equipment.Suleyman TufekciGeneral Dynamics2011/2012
We’ll build off of the object-oriented decision support system created last year. The extended software will leverage meta heuristic scheduling algorithms, an integrated database, and a web-based GUI to include material availability and other constraints.Suleyman TufekciGeneral Dynamics2011/2012
Mosaic Fertilizer operates 7 crystallization reactors that have significant differences in design and yield different capacity and recovery. Our task is to develop supply chain traceability for bulk granular products using RFID technology.Bruce WeltMosaic Fertilizer2011/2012
Evaluate Eigenfaces’ mathematical model for guest facial recognition. Prototype facial recognition ID for theme park entrance and enhance guest experience using facial recognition throughout the theme park in a variety of indoor/outdoor settings.Joseph WilsonWalt Disney2011/2012
Develop an air filtration system to disinfect the airborne pathogens using UF's patented flash infrared (lR) radiation disinfection technology.Wenhsing WuIntegrated Technology Ventures2011/2012
Develop an Android cell phone-based daily construction inspection report application. It should enable recording of daily construction progress, events, contractor work force, and conditions. Manuel BermudezInfo Tech, Inc.2011/2012
Wirelessly measure the temperature of high current and high voltage devices to detect faults in real-time. This low-cost passive device is attached to active power systems and must survive faults and withstand harsh industrial environments.Timothy MiddelkoopSiemens Energy, Inc.2011/2012
Deployable space structures have releasable launch restraints that hold the structures in a rigid position during the ascent. Explore other design options for release of structural interfaces and develop a non-explosive restraint release device.Loc Vu QuocHarris Corp.2011/2012
Invivo wants to increase ECG functionality to detect if an electrode is present and to measure the quality of the electrode-tissue interface. We’ll design a circuit that can measure the interface impedance without injecting a current into the patient.Henry ZmudaInvivo Corporation2011/2012
GD-OTS manufactures military ordnance and oil field pipe joints, but its extensive manufacturing capabilities are underutilized due to fewer government and commercial orders. We’ll Identify emerging opportunities in divergent commercial.Timothy DalrympleGeneral Dynamics2011/2012
Design and implementation of a user friendly, customizable and robust decision support tool for revenue enhancement. Main goal is to identify various billing errors (unbilled customers, wrong rate classification, etc.) based on consumption patterns.Serdar KirliGRU2011/2012
Design and build a low cost ATV for area investigation that has both remote-controlled and autonomous modes. Develop a camera-equipped ATV to be used by law enforcement to investigate suspicious buildings, areas, packages, etc. from a remote location.Eric SchwartzLockheed Martin2011/2012
. Armorit is working to expand their product line to include an intelligent turn signal control unit that will utilize wheel speed sensor data and a set of algorithms to govern the turn signal indicators once one has been activated.Bill EisenstadtArmorit2010/2011
Flexible packaging is sustainable and versatile. Sealing complex flexible packaging is challenging with traditional technology. Kraft seeks new and better ways to seal packaging.Bruce WeltKraft Foods, Inc.2010/2011
NACarl CraneInduMar2010/2011
Develop a portable wind speed monitoring system to measure the flow near the inlet of the air cooled condenser.David MikolaitisSiemens Energy, Inc.2010/2011
Design and build a low cost remote control %26 remote sensing package to modify an ATV for area investigation. Develop a camera-equipped ATV to be used by law enforcement to investigate suspicious buildings, areas, packages, etc. from a remote locationEric SchwartzLockheed Martin2010/2011
This project will extend the use of improved forging materials (including punch tips, die liners, etc) throughout the GD forging facilities. Will work with GD and the materials processing vendors to facilitate producing a variety of forging tooling Gerhard FuchsGeneral Dynamics2010/2011
• Assist Invivo with their MRI coils (very sensitive antennas that receive/amplify weak MRI signals from the body). Develop a low loss tuner network for noise calibration and design a mechanical enclosure that shields the experiment from external noiseGijs BosmanInvivo Corporation2010/2011
Harris needs to monitor and optimize transmitter performance using EM field sensors. We’ll determine the best methods to monitor EM fields in an underground environment with size and temp constraints. Design and prototype these sensors.Henry ZmudaHarris Corp.2010/2011
GD-OTS manufactures military ordnance and oil field pipe joints using lathes to machine forgings. This IPPD project will design, develop, and implement a working prototype of vision image processing and tool wear optimization.John SchuellerGeneral Dynamics2010/2011
Design and implement a system that provides an interactive Guest information system built into the tabletop at a food %26 beverage restaurant location and supports theme park information, menu info, and personal guest info (photopass, fastpass)Joseph WilsonWalt Disney2010/2011
The INMARSAT satellite system provides a means to provide a wireless backhaul communications infrastructure. This project will be to design, develop, and build a prototype INMARSAT based travel suitcase Keith StanfillRaytheon Comany2010/2011
Tongue suspension is used to treat airway blockage in OSA patients by inserting a new-concept, small device anchored to the jaw bone and the tongue. Design and build an apparatus to test the durability life of OSA device in an accelerated manner.Loc Vu QuocMedtronic Xomed2010/2011
Create software and data tools to recognize and use construction items from different agencies, which have different identification codes and descriptions, but represent essentially the same item. Manuel BermudezInfo Tech, Inc.2010/2011
Design and construct a prototype of a solid-state sensor to control carbon emission and other pollutantsOscar CrisalleIntegrated Technology Ventures2010/2011
Design, construct and install a prototype sensor to predict the onset of phosphate ore clogging in transport pipesOscar CrisalleMosaic Fertilizer2010/2011
Progress Energy has a capacity of 21 million kwh! FGD is used to remove SO2 from combustion exhaust gases. The FGD wastewater may contain heavy metals and our job is to design and demonstrate a method for removing the metals.Spyros SvoronosProgress Energy Florida, Inc. 2010/2011
Mosaic Fertilizer is the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Our task is to quantify the differences between the design and/or operations of their 7 crystallization reactors.Spyros SvoronosMosaic Fertilizer2010/2011
Develop a set of meta heuristic scheduling algorithms to create a unique customized machine scheduling system for the GD Red Lion, PA facility.Suleyman TufekciGeneral Dynamics2010/2011
Measure the temperature profile of a 20 foot diameter exhaust stack of a combined cycle gas turbine. The device is to be portable and fit into regular airplane luggage and can be quickly and effectively installed at site into any stackTimothy MiddelkoopSiemens Energy, Inc.2010/2011
Reduce variability of General Dynamics’ large volume of parts created from forged steel and machined on multi-axis lathes. Develop a robust mechanical system for repeatable and accurate digital microscope positioning.Timothy DalrympleGeneral Dynamics2010/2011
NAWenhsing WuIntegrated Technology Ventures2010/2011
Utilize Invivo supplied building blocks to demonstrate the transmission of low resolution video over a wireless link for use in an MRI setting.Gijs BosmanInvivo CorporationMRI Entertainment Design Solutions2009/2010
N/ACarl CraneHarris Corp.Mole-men2009/2010
Create handheld biosensor prototypes to commercialize newly patented bio-antigen GaN-based sensors. (Used to analyze critical environmental and biological gases and liquids for medical and pathogen detection applications.)Bill EisenstadtIntegrated Technology VenturesTeam ITVBIDS2009/2010
Design and construct a laser ablation system to measure sand and phosphate composition using lab-proven technology.Oscar CrisalleMosaic FertilizerPhos-Phinders2009/2010
Design and construct a high-power, low-temperature solid oxide fuel cell for use as a portable power source.Oscar CrisalleIntegrated Technology VenturesFuel Power Systems2009/2010
General Dynamics manufactures pipe couplings for the oil and gas industry. Backward extrusion forging and multi-axis machining are frequently used. However, significant cost savings are needed by more accurately producing forged products. Gerhard FuchsGeneral DynamicsGator Pipe Works2009/2010
Design a state of art communication device with a multi-touch human/machine interface (HMI) display input %26 control with specific application to secure telephony. A prototype will demonstrate multi-touch gestures and a unique human/machine interface.Karl GugelRaytheon ComanyThe Untouchables2009/2010
Using state of art IT, web, and database technologies, design and implement a web-based, off-line claims system that will: increase productivity of field claims adjusters, increase speed %26 accuracy of data gathering, and speed up process of closing claimsHerman LamTower Hill Insurance Group, Inc. Insync Communications2009/2010
Develop a portable vibration monitoring system to measure vibration levels on rotating parts in large-scale power generation systems.David MikolaitisSiemens Energy, Inc.2009/2010
Reduce carbon footprint of manufacturing processes and improve recyclability of products. Perform Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), recommend sustainable production processes, fabricate and demonstrate a prototype produced from sustainable materials.Keith StanfillJarden Consumer Solution2009/2010
Progress Energy has capacity 21 million kwh! FGD is used to remove SO2 from combustion exhaust gases. The FGD wastewater may contain heavy metals and our job is to design and demonstrate a method to remove the metals.Spyros SvoronosProgress Energy Florida, Inc. 2009/2010
Mosaic Fertilizer is the world's leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. We’ll design methods to prevent degradation of important granular products.Spyros SvoronosMosaic Fertilizer2009/2010
A functional system for collecting, storing and accessing Value Stream performance data with the associated reporting tools for engineers and managers which will be tested and piloted in the Capital Equipment Value Stream.Suleyman TufekciMedtronic Xomed2009/2010
Golden State Foods is a $3+ Billion sales company and a primary supplier to McDonalds Corp. GSF wants to improve detection and prevention of serum leakers in liquid flexible packages.Bruce WeltGolden State Foods2009/2010
Use Google's Wave technology to port and expand the application developed under last year's IPPD project (a customer-facing location-aware mobile device application designed to enhance park guest experience).Joseph WilsonWalt Disney2009/2010
Design and develop an NFL Game Day Companion application for the iPhone or the iPod Touch. The application would engage and interest NFL fans with real-time NFL game information, and social network connectivity.Manuel BermudezElectronic Arts2009/2010
N/ALoc Vu QuocLockheed Martin2009/2010
Develop methods for fabricating and deploying extremely lightweight low frequency (UHF to L-Band) waveguide for satellite systems.Henry ZmudaHarris Corp.2009/2010
Develop an automated, vision-based tool wear monitoring system. Multidisciplinary effort with extensive collaboration with General Dynamics engineers and researchers at the University of Central Florida. Students will design, build, and test prototypes.Timothy DalrympleGeneral Dynamics2009/2010
design and develop (from scratch) a comprehensive, integrated, web-based software system that will track the use of labor, material and equipment for Alachua County.Serdar KirliAlachua County Public Works2009/2010
Determine and design a cost-effective solution to aid St. Augustine’s low pressure reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant process issues.David MazyckCity of Augustine2009/2010
Design a pavement/landscape system for a new cement manufacturing facility of Vulcan Materials Co. Involves pavement design for drainage and heavy load, green landscape design, and cost optimization. Construction drawings will be generated.Bin GaoVulcan Materials2009/2010
Develop a system which will detect lathe machining conditions and adjust cutting feeds and/or speeds to improve productivity and reduce tool wear. Encompasses machine tools, metal-cutting processes, sensors, controls, and software development. John SchuellerGeneral Dynamics2009/2010
Design a software and hardware test suite for MyDAQ. MyDAQ will be a strategic product for NI, as it will allow students to experience hands-on learning with an NI measurement device and LabVIEW software.Eric SchwartzNational Instruments2009/2010