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    MultiStory Parking Garage
    (College of Engineering and Applied scineces, 2019/22/05) AL-Amir, Sana; Al-Sayegh, Zahra; Alabdullh, Estabraq M.; AlMutairi, Moudhi M.
    Traditionally, conventional parking spaces demanded a large space area. Thus, the need for a more robust system became inevitable. In the modern, urbanized society where parking space has dwindled, it has become necessary to avoid wastage of space. The adoption of automated parking spaces is poised to economize car parking spaces for business and residential areas. Today, the automated parking spaces are widely eligible for various reasons: they require less ground area and lower building volume. This research project presents an analysis on the manner through which the government can develop a silo type of parking lot system in Kuwait in a bid to mitigate the growing congestion numbers.
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    Prediction of Electrical Arc and Fire Prevention in Electrical Systems
    (College of Engineering and Applied scineces, 2019/22/05) Bohaimed, Al-Kunouz; Dashti, Nasser; Al-Haji, Tariq; Al-Rashidi, Wasmeia
    In recent days, electrical power consumption in households has increased tremendously. With the increase in demand for electricity, there also comes a proportional increase in electrical tribulations. Problems with electrical wirings may lead to arc faults which are one of the main causes of electrical fires in buildings. This project proposes a design of an arc fault protection system for low voltage systems. A mathematical arc model was developed using MATLAB’s Simulink. An arc generating device was then built in order to practically test the functionality of the protection system. A block diagram of the main protection system is split into a few essential subsystems. It begins with three sensing circuits that act as inputs to a microcontroller. These circuits are the zero-crossing detector circuit, current amplifier, and Butterworth filter with minimum detection. Since arcing occurs mainly by the zero-crossing, the zero-crossing detector circuit can be used to see if there is a high probability of arcing occurring. The current amplifier informs the microcontroller if a load is connected or if there is simply noise on the line. Arcing also produces frequencies in the range of 10 to 13 MHz, as such the Butterworth filter will filter out these signals and pass them through a minimum detection circuit which returns a high or low to the microcontroller based on the presence of high frequency signals. The microcontroller analyzes the input data and sends a tripping signal to the current generator that steps it up in order to trigger the circuit breaker. All these components when brought together make up a comprehensive and efficient arc fault protection system."
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    Bomb Defusing Electronic Robot
    (College of Engineering and Applied scineces, 2019/22/05) Odeh, Ahmad; Salem, Anwaar; Guindi, Beshoy; Al-Shareeda, Ola
    Bombs are considered one of the most dangerous creation done by mankind. Mixing chemical components with technologies lead to the creation of devices capable of massive amounts of destruction. This destruction is not limited to property damage only, but also to loss of life. To combat this, technology rises against technology once more. What is created to destroy, can be also created to defuse. This project paper discusses the potential to create machines capable of de-assembling explosives from a long range, safeguarding precious blood and preventing loss of life. The intention of this project is to provide a sample robotic machine, capable of providing a live feed of the explosive, and the ability to control limbs capable of diffusing the destructive charge. An all-terrain vehicle component is added to allow mobility over tough surfaces, thus removing the needed human element from interfacing with the explosives. A safe distance away, the user is given control of the machine in order to perform the necessary action of de-assembly.
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    The RYSH Machine
    (College of Engineering and Applied scineces, 2019/22/05) Al Mousa, Yousef; Sajit, Rawan; Rafat, Sara; Alabdulmun'em, Hessa
    Conveyors are durable and reliable components used in automated distribution and warehousing. In combination with computer-controlled pallet handling equipment, this allows for more efficient retail, wholesale, and manufacturing distribution. It is considered a labor-saving system that allows large volumes to move rapidly through a process, allowing companies to ship or receive higher volumes with smaller storage space and with less labor expense. The purpose of Conveyor belt in our project is to organize and sort the food into its storage place before cooking. We propose a robot system, which cooks meals through an available menu connected through network in an iPad. There will be sensors in the robot that will control the water level in the pot and another sensor during the cooking. The two ideas of having an organizer and an achievable robot achieving meals combined to reduce the time and effort of many employees in the restaurant to have a better social environment for both the customers and workers. The motivation behind this project is to create meals. Nowadays, because of people crammed schedules, people tend to resort to fast food instead of preparing healthy meals at home, which leads to the alarming increase of obesity and type 2 diabetes rates. Basically, our idea is a cooking robot with a plc stray programmer. The foods will have a bar code attached and with this code the process of scanning comes in-hand. After the food is scanned, organizing is then done by our programmed code and robot. Our robot will not only organize the food but cook it with amazing results through the aim of having the term” healthy” in mind.
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    CoVERS: Connected Vehicles Emergency Response System with V2I and I2I Communication
    (College of Engineering and Applied scineces, 2019/22/05) Shaikh, Palwasha Waheed
    World Health Organization (WHO), in 2018, reported that an estimated 1.35 million people die each year due to road accidents, and are the 8th leading cause of death worldwide. Many efforts have been made in the form of public policies and measures to improve road safety, conditions and behaviors, but they are largely restricted to prevention. There is an opportunity to improve the post-crash care where a delay of minutes could be a matter of life and death. Rightfully, nowadays, people are expecting more than quality and reliability from their vehicles. We are moving towards an era of connectivity where even our vehicles are not an exception. It is estimated that by 2020 over 50 billon things will be connected to the internet, and we use Wi-Fi to connect these things. The use of the limited and increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum is being termed as “spectrum crunch”, and a solution is being sought. Understanding that post-crash care needs to be immediate and the human component can add significant delays in initiating the process, an ITS safety application is proposed. Employing the connected vehicles communication architecture technologies like Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) and Infrastructure to Vehicle (I2V), a unique emergency response system is crafted. Since reducing accident response time can make the difference of life and death, this reduction in the overall response time is explored with the help of different communication technologies. A comparison between existing radio frequency (RF) reliant technologies like Wi-Fi and ZigBee and visible light communication technology(VLC) like Li-Fi is made in context of the proposed application. This provides an opportunity to address the spectrum crunch problem. Taking a step further, hybrids of the RF and VLC systems in the form of Wi-Fi/Li-Fi and ZigBee/ Li-Fi are also compared with the pure RF and Li-Fi systems. For the comparison to be fair, the system is carefully designed to be modular. This modularity proves beneficial by leveling the field of comparison, and paves way for a truer comparison of the communication technologies involved. The main parameters of evaluation are chosen to include latency and power efficiency, and helped in analyzing the performance of the communication system in the proposed safety critical application where low total system latency is the main objective. Hybrids RF/Li-Fi implementations fared significantly better than their standalone RF counterparts. The ZigBee/Li-Fi system achieved an impressive total system latency of 0.13ms with a power efficiency of 4.8%. Further, a proprietary low-cost unidirectional LOS Li-Fi system implementation for an Arduino UNO is also presented.