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Steering wheel sensor- Final Project Proposal: Steering wheel sensor

Posted By mitcheldewild On December 2, 2011 @ 5:52 pm In Initial Writeups | No Comments

As a team, replace the text in this template to write an initial writeup for your Final Project:

Team Members:

  • Mitchel DeWild
  • David Djobo
  • Kemal Ali

Final Project Proposal

Replace this text with a full description of what you imagine your final project at the end of Spring semester to be. Consider in your proposal that your project should be:

The final project will improve upon the reliability of the capacitance sensing by incorporating a program that continously calibrates the sensor to compensate for temperature and other physical changes in the environment.

 We will move all the wiring to a custom made printed circuit board and cover all circuitry for a cleaner look.

We will also attempt to add a camera that can sense a drivers head drooping when falling asleep.

We will integrate the seat shaker into the drivers seat.

Team Structure

      We expect each member of the team to commit at least 3hrs a week individually and will meet as a group for at least twice a week.

Project Timeline


Phase Date Acceptable Good Excellent
Project Completion  5-4 Working sensor tested in many climates. An efficient reliable product that work with a capacitor sensor and vibrator seat that goes along with the light effect
Be able to set off alarm with multiple sensing devices i.e. touch sensor and head motion detector.
Goal 6   Finish working on any change request(CR), perform additional, and final test, write up the final report, button up the final product.
Finish working on any change request(CR), perform additional, and final test, write up the final report, button up the final product. Finish working on any change request(CR), perform additional, and final test, write up the final report, button up the final product.
Goal 5   Full system operational check, start writing final report
 Full system operational check, start writing final report  Full system operational check, start writing final report
Milestone 2  4-14 All software  complete, report written, head motion optimal working All software  complete, report written, head motion optimal working All software  complete, report written, head motion optimal working
Goal 4  4-7   Install the speedometer   Operational head motion sensor working  Circuit board installed
Goal 3  3-24  Integrated vibrator into the seat  Install the speedometer  Operational head motion sensor working
Milestone 1  3-10  Calibration ready, warning light mounted  Wheel speed installed, accelerator pedal installed, horn loudness fixed  Software for head sensor installed
Goal 2  2-25 Have a working new speed sensor , operational test completed  installation of a camera with motion sensor capability  Have software for continues Calibration of the capacitor sensor
Goal 1  2-11  Replace 10k wheel speed sensor with an accelerator pedal  Replace the speed sensor wheel with reflective paint Start research on the head sensor(pure data)

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