APRIL SECTION MEETING

Senior Design Presentations from UC & Miami University

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

DATE:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 

 

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. -  Social Time

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. -  Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. -  Presentation

COST

$10- $15, See information in Reservations

 

       

ABOUT THE MEETING:   (updated 4/17/2014)

This annual meeting is the best senior design teams from Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, electrical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Technology.  We are pleased to have Miami University participating this year.  They will present and demonstrate their senior design projects. 

Projects from UC are:

The Tocs Rendering Engine

Student: Scott Resnick

Advisor:  Dr.Talaga

The Tocs Rendering Engine is a modern OpenGL powered C++ 3D graphics engine. The engine is designed to provide an easy to use interface for creating high performance 3D games and simulations. The engine features a powerful tile based lighting evaluation allowing for efficient forward and deferred evaluation. The forward pipeline allows for many different BRDFs to be executed, while the deferred pipeline saves on lighting calculations for a single standard BRDF. Single pass order independent transparency coupled with forward lighting lets many layers of transparent geometry to be lit and displayed correctly. Additionally the engine has an easy to use flexible material system which utilizes a shader templating and generation system. The robust asset management system allows simple files to be created dictating elements of the scene.

TurnBot

Student: Jason Feldman, Chris Holzer, Adam Lennartz

Advisor:  Drs. Rabiee and Talaga

TurnBot was a senior design project of collaboration between three electrical engineering students and four mechanical engineering students. The project was funded by Turner Construction as a continued relationship between the university and them. The purpose of this project is to automate the tasks of a construction site surveyor such as the marking floors for walls or HVAC. TurnBot is a robot that is capable of accomplishing this by interpreting 2D CAD files, determining an optimal path and generating drive commands. The robot will then drive the designated path and paint lines were appropriate based on the 2D CAD file. The robot is equipped with laser rangefinders and encoded motors to aid in the localization process.

Arc Mag for Round Counter

Student: Adam Kastner, Matthew Myers

Advisor:  Dr. Art Helmick & Mr. Tashjian

In stressful combat or competitive shooting situations it is difficult to keep track of the number of rounds left in a firearm’s magazine. The ARC Magazine System was designed to accurately measure and display the amount of ammunition in the magazine, so that the user does not have to take the firearm or their eyes off target.

Clusters with big.LITTLE Processors & 2D PC Role Playing Game

Student: Zakaria Aldeneh, Doug Weber, Joseph Shelton

Advisor:  Dr. Phil Wilsey /Dr. Mike Helmick

2D PC Role Playing Game

Mechronomitron is a PC game of the role playing game (RPG) genre being developed for the Windows operating systems.  It is currently at a demo stage of development, and will eventually be released as a commercial title.  The demo was developed using the RGSS3 Ruby game engine and was created by a single developer by means of a creative design and integration solution which relies heavily on automation scripting and processing of 3D model renders to create highly detailed and unique 2D pre-rendered artwork.   

Project Title: Web Application-based Dog Food and Water Dispenser

Student: Devin Elliot, Joseph Pfaltzgraff, Kyle Terry

Advisor:  Dr. Frank Zhou

The web-application based Dog Food and Water Dispensing System is designed to make pet owners lives easier by enabling them to feed their dog or other pets anywhere in the world via the website. The dispensing system utilizes the Arduino Yun microcontroller not only to handle the hardware functions but handles the web serving as well. The website is built using JQuery/JavaScript and HTML5. The website is designed to be easily navigated with either a keyboard and mouse or a touch screen. The main page features animated images to display the water and food reserves of the system. Also, the main page features a feed button for manual feedings over the internet while a schedule button allows for the owner to schedule up to five automated feedings a day.

  Two of the projects from Miami are:

No-Contact Interactive Showcase Display, Students:  Patrick Cutno, Tuo Li, Scott Mogul, Brady O’Callaghan;   Project Summary. It’s  common that many public displays does not have any user interactions. For example, the Electrical and Computer Engineering display case at Miami is very plain and does not have flexibility. Our goal is to create an interactive display case that can easily be used to help students find various department information all while working behind glass and no direct contact with the user. Some of the information that will be available is  the office location of a professor, current department news, images and descriptions of current and past capstone and student IEEE projects. Once completed, we also hope our project will act as a recruitment tool so that future potential students will pick Miami as their school of choice based on what they see and learn from our interactive display. We will discuss the hardware and software design to accomplish our objective.

 Pulley Tower Modernization, Students: Alex Williams, Joshua Collins, Cory White;    Project Summary: Pulley bell tower is a great attraction on the Miami campus. Our project is to add interactivity to the bell tower without affecting the appearance or overall function of the tower. We use a system of vibration sensors called geophones to detect where users are stepping around the tower and play notes on the tower depending on their location. We will discuss the detection technique and how the system works.

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April 11th, 2014

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee.

NEW MEMBERS

The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:

 

Ricky A. Blevins

Ricky A. Blevins

Erin M. Flint

Tyler R. Fosnight

Joseph.Gorley

Bryn Ison

Nicholas Lamb

Wendell W. Odom

Nathan Schmittou

Vincent H. Scott

Justin Simms

Michael J. Stackhouse

Emma Sum

 

 

We wish to welcome these members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

April 11th, 2014

Obituary for Calvin C. Bopp, (posted 3/10/2015)

BOPP, Calvin C., beloved husband of Margarete “Gretchen” (nee Tiefert) Bopp of 71 years; (more…)

March 10th, 2014

IEEE Women in Enginering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE-ILC)

Lead Beyond. Developing Inspirational Women Who Change the World

 Registration now OPEN

Join us in beautiful San Francisco, often called “Everybody’s Favorite City,” for a wonderful opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with industry leaders and expand your knowledge base at the inaugural IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE-ILC) on 1-3 May 2014.

Register now for early discounted rates

For more information:  http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/#

 

March 7th, 2014

MARCH SECTION MEETING

Tour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center, Erlanger KY

Date:                 Thursday, March 28, 2014

Place:               Duke Energy Envision Center (See below for directions)

Time:                5:30 p.m.  Social; 6:00-6:45  Pizza;   6:45-8:00+  Presnetation/Tour

Cost:                  Free- Compliment of your IEEE Cincinnati Section. 

                             Reservations are required! 

MENU SELECTIONS:   Pizza and drink provided

DATE:                Thursday, March 27, 2014

LOCATION:     Duke Energy’s Envision Center (see below for directions)  4580 Olympic Blvd  Erlanger, KY 41018

SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 35 PERSONS ONLY!!!!!  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

ABOUT THE MEETING:  This month’s meeting consists of a tour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center Located in Erlanger, Kentucky, Duke Energy’s Envision Center provides visitors a dynamic experience that demonstrates the possibilities of modernizing to smart grid and energy efficient technology. The center features a movie-style studio with sets consisting of a substation with two-way digital technology, a smart home – complete with solar panels and a plug-in hybrid vehicle, an apartment complex with smart meters and a power delivery work center – monitoring conditions with real-time data. Electric poles equipped with intelligent power equipment are also staged throughout. Center visitors can watch video presentations that showcase a day in the life of a variety of energy customers in the year 2015. Visitors will also experience simulated demonstrations such as a thunderstorm, lightning strike and power outage. Home simulations feature the use of an energy-management system to control high efficiency appliances (e.g., dishwasher, water heater, HVAC equipment).Smart grid technology will enable:• Improved system reliability and operational efficiency• Quicker and more accurate response to outages• Greater customer offerings (e.g., energy efficiency programs and payment options)• New tools and programs that enable customers to predict and gain control of energy usage. The center also promotes the importance of renewable power to meet the energy needs of tomorrow and how customers can play an important role in helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

 Click on the following link to see a WKRC-TV news report on the Envision Center:

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February 27th, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014 SECTION MEETING

LED Lighting Industrial and Technology

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 27, 2014 

 

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. -  Social Time

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. -  Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. -  Presentation

COST

$10- $15, See information in Reservations

       

 ABOUT THE MEETING:   

How networking LED technology provides optimum energy reduction; will have LED fixtures with different Kelvin temps to compare light color; will address applications, terminology and testing classifications.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

Chris Kloepfer is the Principal Owner of North Coast Engineered Products, LLC

Born and raised in Bay Village Ohio.  Lives in Bay Village with wife Stacey and 3 children.  Enjoys,  sailing on lake Erie and outdoor activities

 United States Marine Corps. Veteran

 Principle / Owner of North Coast Engineered Products

We are Manufactures Representatives selling industrial products.

One of our primary functions is to provide LED solutions for industrial lighting projects.

 We are a First Energy trade ally.

We have partnerships with: AEP energy solutions, Rexel energy solutions, DNV KEMA, Graybar Powersmart, Gexpro Active-8 energy solutions

 Vertical markets served:  Warehouse, Manufacturing, Food Process, Cold Storage, Oil & Gas, Petro-Chem, Wastewater treatment, and Power and utility

 MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu: Egg Plant Parmesan, Salisbury Steak, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Scalloped Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

 RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to: http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/.  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at noon on February 23, 2014.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY
An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by noon, Thursday February 23, 2014

 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

February 12th, 2014

2014 IEEE Conferences

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
(please scroll down for details on individual conferences and events) 

When

Where

Conference

19-22 February 2014

Washington, D.C.

IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference

3-4 April 2014

Corpus Christi, Texas

IEEE Green Technologies Conference (IEEE GREENTECH 2014)

30 April – 2 May 2014

College Park, Md.

2014 IEEE International Engineering, Security, and Project Professionals Conference (ESP 2014)

15-18 May 2014

Providence, R.I.

2014 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting and InnoTek 2014: Innovations in Technology Technical Conference

23-24 May 2014

Chicago, Ill.

2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology (ETHICS 2014)

24-26 July 2014

Portland, Ore.

IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2014)

10-13 October 2014

San Jose, Calif.

2014 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

27-29 October 2014

Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
(Long Island)

IEEE NewNEB DC Utility Power Conference & Exhibition (NewNEB 2014)

February 12th, 2014

JANUARY 2014 SECTION MEETING

Parallel Computing and the Multi-core/Many-core Era

DATE:

Thursday, January 23, 2014 

 

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. -  Social Time

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. -  Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. -  Presentation

COST

$10- $15, See information in Reservations

       

 ABOUT THE MEETING:   

The field of High Performance Computing (HPC) is one of the foundational topics for the future of computer systems.  From embedded systems to the tablet/desktop to high end systems, parallelism will be an integral part of the future.  While, the parallel hardware is already here; the effective exploitation of it is not.  Of course some subareas are already effectively exploiting parallelism.  Some examples of these areas are: scientific computing, request level/embarrassingly parallel computing, multi-tasking, and data parallelism.  However, for the most part, the insertion of parallelism into many computational tasks remains elusive.  There are many factors complicating the exploitation of parallelism which presents us with many opportunities and challenges to overcome.  This talk will review the state of the art in parallel computing and review some of the programming challenges and strategies for harnessing parallel computing.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

Philip A. Wilsey is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati.  He is an experimentalist working in parallel and distributed systems, embedded system, and point-of-care medical devices.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu:  Spinach Stuffed Tomato, Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Lemon Caper Sauce, Beef Stroganoff, Parsley Buttered Potatoes, Steamed Fresh Broccoli, Buttered Noodles, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

 RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to: http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/.  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at Midnight on Sunday January 19th, 2014.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY
An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday January 19th, 2014

 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

January 14th, 2014

2013 Cincinnati Section Holiday Dinner

DECEMBER 12th, 2013

Join your fellow members and guests for an evening of dinner and dancing to the sounds of The Beatnicks, featuring our own Mark McCloy.

$10 for Members with guest                                    

$20 for non-member with guest

(reservations are required for this event)

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

Social Time: 5:30 – 6:00 (Cash bar, free soft beverages), each person will receive 2 drink tickets with admission.

Dinner-Music-Dancing: 6:00 - 9:00 (Reservation required)

 Buffet Menu:   Roasted Turkey & Dressing, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Couscous Stuffed Green Peppers, Sweet Potato Casserole, Scalloped Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Cranberry Relish, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert

One lucky member at each table will take home the holiday centerpiece.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

We look forward to seeing you there!


November 12th, 2013

Bob Haas, remembered

Robert W. Best father and grandfather of all time. Passed on to the Lord on Oct. 7, 2013. Age 82. Devoted father of Lori Flanigan, Brad Haas, and Brian (Kim) Haas. Grandfather of Alec and Morgan Haas, and Sarah (Brian) Bystrom. Beloved companion of Linda Linde. Lifetime member of IEEE, ESC, and RESC. Visitation Fri. Oct. 11, from 11:00AM until time of Funeral Service at 1:30PM, both at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, 10211 Plainfield Rd (just south of Glendale-Milford Rd). In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project. www.mrfh.com.

October 10th, 2013

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