2010 RESEARCH TOPICS

Project Description Prerequisites
Hardware Projects
Cognitive Radio with WINC2R platform 1 Develop a spectrum sensing application on WINC2R platform. Working knowledge and experience in writing VHDL design and test code. Software: VHDL/Verilog, Modelsim
Hardware:
Xilinx FPGA
Cognitive Radio with WINC2R platform 2 Integration of WINC2R platfrom into Orbit environment
Software: VHDL, Xilin ISE,C,Linux Device Drivers
Hardware:
Xilinx FPGA
Driver call and text blocking system

Experiment withtechnologies that can distinguish whether drivers or passengers are making/receiving calls in a vehicle, with the goal of being able to block or delay calls to reduce traffic accidents.

Hardware: Embedded programming

Software: Linux, C, Ruby/Python/Perl/PHP

Glider Power Management Develop data logging capability as part of the power management system for the Slocum undewater glider that will be used to support new programming architecture for defining glider missions.

Software: Embedded C/Assembler

Hardware: PIC/Atmel Microcontroller

Software Projects
Spectrum Sensing Develop a distributed spectrum sensing application. Perform spectrum sensing and coordination experiments Software: Linux, C/C++, Python
Visual Cell Phone Communication

Design and implement high-speed data transmission through screen and camera in your cell phone.

Software: Java, C/C++,
Robotic/Virtual Mobility Implementation of various ORBIT related mobility models on both robotic platfrom as well as ORBIT testbed. Software: Linux, C, XML, Java
Orbit Visualization Visualization software for ORBIT portal. Design network views for users, system administrators and visitors and implement various elements of managememnet and control. Software: Linux, C, Ruby/Python/Perl/PHP
Parknet

Design and deploy a service that can display available parking spaces and statistics on Google Maps based on our vehicular parking sensor network.
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Software: Linux, C
Portable Platform Virtualization Design and implement virtualization solution for Android platform. Deploy a set of applications that will characterize performance of both network and client virtualization. Software: Linux, C, Java
A Cache-and-Forward Architecture Design of protocol mechanisms for integration of packet forwarding and content caching and proof-of-concept experiment implementations using OpenFlow. Software: Linux, C, Python, Ruby