Two-wheeled Self-balancing Robot: Design and Control Based on the Concept of an Inverted Pendulum (Robotics/Mechanical Project)

In the last decade, the open source community has expanded to make it possible for people to build complex products at home. In this project a two-wheeled self-balancing robot has been designed. These types of robots can be based on the physical problem of an inverted pendulum . The system in itself requires active control in order to be stable. […]

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Design of a PV System With Variations of Hybrid System at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Mechanical/Electrical Project)

The aim of hybridizing renewable energy sources is that the main load shall be covered by the available solar energy source and other sources shall function as a complement when there is a deficiency in the main source. The aim of the system is to cover outdoor lighting, which is also designed in this report, at the campus of AAiT […]

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Dynamic Positioning of a Semi-submersible, Multi-turbine Wind Power Platform (Mechanical/Electrical Project)

As a growing market for offshore wind power has created a niche for deep-water installations, offshore floating wind solutions have become more and more viable as a renewable energy source. In this paper, it is suggested that the wind turbines themselves may be used to provide the thrust needed to correct the platform heading, thus eliminating the practical need for […]

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Computationally Efficient Model for On-Board Simulation of Heavy Duty Diesel Engines (Mechanical/Electrical Project)

Simulating the translatory motion of a vehicle during a gear shift gives a good basis to evaluate performance and comfort of a gear shift. This evaluation can be used for gear shifting strategy in an automatic transmission. A model of a diesel engine and it’s electronic control system is developed to capture the engines behaviour in a vehicle simulation environment. […]

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Tracking Robot Using Ultrasonic Technology (Robotics/Mechanical Project)

This project describes the development of a robot that follows a transmitter within a chosen distance using ultrasonic technology. The purpose of the report is to investigate how the chosen distance affects the robots ability to react to changes in speed and direction. Two ultrasonic modules are placed on the robot and a third one is used as a transmitter. […]

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Camera Surveillance Quadrotor (Mechanical/Electrical Project)

A quadrotor is a helicopter with four rotors placed at equal distance from the crafts centre of gravity, controlled by letting the different rotors generate different amount of thrust. It uses various sensors to stay stable in the air, correct readings from these sensors are therefore critical. The purpose of this project is to analyse the feasibility of a quadrotor […]

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