2014
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Fire accidents in unmanned warehouses are one of the most common types of news. The blaze breaks out in ‘PATCHI ‘ warehouse, Al-Quoz ,UAEin September 2013 made to enquire about cause of fire & later paved the way to suggest solution to control the fire at its earlier stage.

The fire accidents not only cause material damage but also take toll on human lives. Sometimes, the intensity of the accident can be reduced by getting the fire under control as early as possible. Our suggestion for this common issue is installation of an Advanced Firefighting System.

This project idea can be used for controlling and helping the manual firefighter’s work up to an extent. This model has many more applications ...

Fire accidents in unmanned warehouses is common news. The blaze break out in ‘PATCHI ‘ warehouse, Al-Quoz, UAE in September 2013 made to inquire about cause of fire & later paved the way to suggest solution to control the fire at its earlier stage.

The fire accidents not only causes material damage but also take a toll on human lives. Sometimes, the intensity of the accident can be reduced by getting the fire under control at the earliest as possible. Our suggestion for this common issue is installation of an Advanced Firefighting System.

This project idea can be used for controlling and helping the manual firefighter’s work up to an extent. This model has many ...

Using an advanced multi-stage combustion chamber and customized cartridge and bullet the updated design brings stopping power and light weight 5.56mm ammunition into the operators. The design turns the 5.56 into an effective round for combat at a lower cost. The smaller caliber and lighter bullet are made accurate through internal porting, redesigned shell and casing and multi-stage combustion chamber. The smaller round allows higher velocity and kinetic energy with the redesign. The round produces significantly less recoil that the 7.62 with speeds averaging well over 2400 feet per ...

Abstract-

A solar-thermal power plant as proposed in the project comprises open air cycle combined generator and conventional steam power generation unit in modified central boiler and super heater configuration.

The main purpose of this work is to design thermodynamically efficient and economically favourable solar thermal power generation system by making changes in receiver configuration and efforts are made in combining salient features of various configurations into proposed receiver configuration.

The numerical calculations are carried out in the thesis results shows increase in the receiver surface area based on the power output generated from Rankine power cycle. The thesis is focused on comparative study of various receiver configurations invented in literature.

With the increase in surface area and combination ...

The Problem:

Low air pressure tires skid and hydroplane more easily. This greatly consumes more fuel and reduces tire life. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS is a system to monitor the air pressure inside the automobiles tires. TPMS alerts to dangerous low-pressure or under inflated tire conditions with both a visual and an audible alert. The existing TPMS systems are based on either pressure sensor or speed senor and uses very complex algorithms and technology. Obviously, the costs of such systems are not reasonable in particular.

The Proposed System- ATPMS:

Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System (ATPMS) uses the concept of proximity distance sensors. The sensor monitors the distance between the sensor to ground or ground ...

Chronic wounds are estimated to cost the American healthcare system up to $25 billion annually and are responsible for considerable morbidity among patients, especially the nation’s elderly. US clinicians treated an estimated 90.8 million major wounds in 2004 and the total wound care market in the US is estimated in the billions. Advances in technology have afforded the availability of low cost, high-resolution thermal imaging systems.

This patented wound management camera (US20130162796 A1 - Approved: Jun 27th, 2013) provides a preventative diagnostic medical device to locate, evaluate, and recognize areas of degradation in a wound, inflammation, and premature sub-dermal ulcerations from any remote location across the globe. The images and information gathered can be sent back to a central call ...

Aerial Armour for Vehicles
PROJECT BY: KUMAR RISHABH and ANAGH PRASAD, IIT Delhi

INTRODUCTION
Every year more than 1.3 million people die worldwide due to car accidents. As engineering students, it’s our passion to try to find solutions to such problems. For this purpose we wish to develop a system which can help in protecting lives of many people. The basic idea of this system is use of air bags outside the car which reduces the impact of collisions and most importantly these air bags will inflate before the collision. For this we will use the concept of fusion of sensors. We will use Lidar & hall effect sensors in our cars.

MOTIVATION: We were highly fantasised by the ...

Knowledge Is Power
In a world that is rapidly growing smaller, knowledge is the one thing man cannot get enough of. Presently unmanned drones and robots are a high priority in the majority of our industries. Two major issues arise, cost and adaptability. The cost to product an unmanned drone is high and due to the cost they are often limited to a single objective. A drone can be such a versatile tool, and if it were ubiquitously available the possibilities are endless; from farmers in third world countries unable to spread pesticides in their field effectively to terrain mapping and even package delivery could change overnight.

To combat this issue, a lightweight and affordable ...

The Aerostatic Suspension System is a mechanical contraption that achieves flotation in air of a vehicle and its load by means of a number of cylinder and piston sets (one per wheel). The pistons possess seals that impede the entrance of air as the piston moves within the cylinder. This creates a vacuum and also a couple of forces of opposing sense, which are responsible for the flotation. To complete the mechanism, an adjustable leverage device allows the adaptation of the suspension capacity to the actual load.

The main characteristic of the system is its low transmission of forces from wheels to vehicle, which translates into a perfect suspension comparable in quality to the cushion of air ...

Problem: In India, getting stuck in traffic is something that everyone has to go through every day. But how often do you see an ambulance with a person struggling for his life stuck behind you. You want to help by giving way, but you can’t cuz you are stuck in traffic and the vehicle before you ain’t moving.

In a developing country it is difficult for hospitals to afford rescue helicopters for the common man and on road the risk of patient dying on the way in an ambulance stuck in traffic is high. Drawing a median between the two, I bring to you a hybrid - AHELICAMBULANCE

How does it work?  For most of the travel course the ...

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