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    Motor Current Signature Analysis using Microcontroller with WIFI Connection
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2021-06-12) Bazzi, Mohammad; Mohammad, Hassan
    Induction motors and synchronous motors as the most important electrical machines in the commercial industry. Induction motors are cheap and very robust. In principal a motor is an energy converting system, which change electrical energy to mechanical energy. But this means, if anything happens on the mechanical part should have an effect on the electrical part. (include here the drawing). Our project is a microcontroller which will measure the current of an induction motor. Even the power supply will come from the motor. The analysis can be done by the microcontroller, or if too complicate we will transfer the measured data by WIFI to a router where the FFT analysis can be done. The controller is so small that is can be included into the cover of the motor cabinet. On the other hand, we are surrounded with micro-controllers and the with the help of micro-controllers we can huge work to be done easily. My team and I have decided to take use the micro-controller called “ESP 8622” that helps us to get the job started, and that is measuring current from induction motors. The beauty of this controller is that it sends the analysis of measured current to a serve by WIFI, which this is an advantage feature present in the controller. Which current data will be stored in a serve where the FFT analysis and obtain graphical results
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    Smart Irrigation System
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2021-06-13) Ahmad, Ali; Al Saffar, Yousef; AlMshaweh, Dalal; AlKuwaiti, Fatima
    In the era of modern technology, development is a major wheel that is in motion. At first it was a computer that filled a room with wires and now, in hand with a single click that makes the difference of several commands. But to surpass the basic term of technology is to bring up the term IOT which is Internet of Things and the classification of it is to refer to the network of physical objects that are surrounded with sensors, software and plenty of technological basis in order to exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. The limit of IOT is not only to exchange data, but to allow the system to communicate and control information by applying a meaningful purpose. IOT is based protocols and layers which present the major part of what is going to be applied and inserted for the required system. Which is why we bring up the regular Irrigation system that is mostly installed in home and factories. Such Irrigation system is controlled by a timer which requires adjustments that differs from season and depending on the weather condition. However, our aim as a team is to improve such mechanism and to make it a smart system that is self-adjusting no matter what the weather condition is and make it associated with an alternative energy source which is solar power. Basically, the IOT is a dynamic global network infrastructure with self-configuring capabilities based on standard and interoperable communication protocol where physical and virtual things have identities and interact through intelligent interfaces with users and their environment. Thus, our Smart Irrigation system will solve itself by creating a system with a mind of its own
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    Operating a pneumatic operated actuator by using a PV system
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2021-06-12) Fernandes, Savio; Abdelsalam, Raghda; Youssef, Ahmed; Hennawy, Ahmed
    As a growing technology, renewable energy aims to produce reliable, cost efficient and clean power in sustainable amounts. It is a primary solution in fighting global warming and climate changes that are on the rise. Moreover, on a larger scale it reduces maintenance cost, unlike using a diesel generator, which despite cheap, requires permanent maintenance. Therefore, each year industrial and mechanical corporates aim to eliminate non-renewable resources and replace them with clean energy. Solar PV (Photovoltaics) is one of the flourishing sources and a research-based topic. This is due to its effectiveness in supplying energy and numerous applications in mechanical, industrial and electrical perspectives. As such, we are aiming to incorporate solar PV power to operate pneumatic valves. The purpose is to integrate electrical and computer engineering specialties to produce a clean energy that operates a pneumatic operated actuator in the desert, where an abundant source of solar energy is present. The electrical energy will be used to operate the pneumatic pump which will charge a high- pressure tank. To supply power to the electrical control system a small ultra-cap will be used. To reduce the PV panel capacity and pneumatic pump the tank will be designed to operate the valve four times a day. No battery bank is used as it is sensible to high temperatures. Additionally, an alarm system will check if the valve is full or empty as well as to check if someone has approached the valve, in which case an alert will be sent through a network system
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    Automatic Portable Solar Panels
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2021-06-13) AlDewaila, Fatima; AlDuwaila, Mariam; AlSaleh, Mariam; AlSulail, Hend
    Due to Kuwait’s natural environment, most Kuwaitis avoid going outside during the hotter months. When the temperatures reach mild levels, many leave their homes and set out to camp in the desert and enjoy the weather and the air. However, the citizens of the twenty-first century have needs that correspond with their modern lifestyle; in this case, electrical energy. Living in the era of enhanced information and technology means that electric energy powers up everything we use in our day-to-day life, from big things like heaters to small things like smartphones. The conventional solution is to use a diesel generator, which is known to produce both air and noise pollution. On the other hand, a more modern solution would be to harvest solar energy using solar panels, but those come with the disadvantage of being unwieldy and difficult to set up. This project aims to create a Automatic Portable Solar Panel that can be mounted anywhere, such as on the boot of a car or in the middle of the desert, and used with a simple on and off button. This system will have a GPS tracker and sensors that can help the panels adjust their angle to reach maximum efficiency; we also intend to have a local mobile application that will track the rate at which the panels charge and check the available amount of energy in the panel’s batteries and for how long it can be used to help users monitor and analyze power consumption and production
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    Marine Vessel Smart Monitoring System
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2021-06-13) Alameeri, Abdulrahman; Al-Ibrahim, Fahad; Al Juwaied, Yaqoub
    Sailing across the ocean is the core to multiple worldwide integral industries and to navigate safely, a smart monitoring system is essential. With the threats and challenges encountering marine vessels across the globe, ranging from internal vessel issues to piracy, distinct marine systems have proven to be efficient in applying supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) to avoid fatal consequences affecting crew members lives and the vessel as a whole. Thus, as future engineers we aim to design and innovate an integrated intelligent marine system that monitors the vessel effectively in terms of monitoring quality of air, deep inside and to control temperature, detect possible hazards due to leaks, fires, and potential collision with other vessels and marine objects. As formerly mentioned, our integrated marine vessel smart monitoring system will be incorporating multiple sensors either separately or connected together that are powered by a solar-based renewable energy system. Using photovoltaic cells, the energy from the sun will be converted to electrical energy and stored in a battery to power the distinct sensors incorporated in our system in order to function adequately. Such sensors will be linked together onto a uniform display platform that allows the user to read and command actions accordingly as per the situation at hand. Water level monitoring, fire extinguishing, GPS-based guidance system as well as a simple antipiracy system will be coordinated within a single system