Arlington Heights, Illinois
Railroads are an important part of a transportation system. But, while very efficient, the huge loads they carry along with a vast and aging infrastructure can cause incredibly costly accidents, in human and monetary terms. Wikipedia reports some 13 major train accidents during 2016 in the US alone, with some 271 people injured and 11 people killed. Besides the human tragedy alone, such accidents cause massive monetary losses and environmental damage.
To address these issues I designed a Train Guidance Drone (TGD), a car like autonomous rail vehicle, which would be paired to a train with a Virtual Tether ...
The Major Problems:
➤~70% of fuel is wasted as heat in conventional engines/power-plants/waste-to-energy-systems which don’t combust the water/aquifers/air polluting fuel completely while also producing strong green-house NOx emissions. Fuel usage efficiency can be doubled without any emissions/pollutants. [CO2 is not a pollutant but a valuable resource].
➤Most plastic/trash/etc. is buried or dumped in oceans which pollute water/aquifers/air. 8MM tons of plastic winds up in the ocean yearly. This debris can be used as fuel for vehicles & electrical energy generation via our pollution-free, carbon-negative gasification and for useful industrial heat including large-scale water purification/desalination.
For the foreseeable ...
During natural calamities, power failure is an important problem. Due to the power failure no work can be carried out. Also communication devices can’t be charged and it leads to important messages that can’t be transferred to anybody on an emergency condition. In recent days power banks are also available but if the charge is fully utilized then it has no use. Our hybrid charger has an advantage in that any one of the available source can be connected one at a time and the potential developed can be converted into a useful form of DC output. Also the device ...
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
As per a report published by the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP), India is extremely susceptible to natural hazards especially earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones and landsides. Power outages, one of the critical downfalls of such calamities, has plagued India for decades. In 2012, half of India’s total population experienced power outages as an effect of severe drought. 19 out of 28 states were affected by the power outages; schools, government establishments, metro and power-dependent functions were interrupted. Although most urban emergency functions such as hospitals relied on diesel generators, the effect of outages at rural medical centers were ...
Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a growing imaging technique in the medical field. It has advantages of being noninvasive, low-cost, and non-ionizing. In this, near-infrared light is used to assess blood volume and blood oxygenation levels. LiteScan transforms fNIRS capabilities into a wireless, small hand-held device of only 2.3in x 3.6in x 1in (5.84cm x 9.14cm x 2.55cm), suitable for a wide range of medical applications—at the low cost of $175 per unit.
The main target of LiteScan is to be used by first responders. It can aid in assessment of, for example, a stroke patient to ...
Airfoil wings make lift by changing the direction and pressure of the air that crashes into them as they move through the sky. The spinning cylinder wing design, using the magnus effect and has many advantages over traditional airfoils but also some disadvantages. This design is a type of merger of these two known technologies in such a way as to make use of the advantages of both while eliminating the disadvantages. Some of the advantages are: More wing lift and less drag!
Instead of the solid, rigid, stationary design of a traditional airfoil, the Magfoil has an outer ...
Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Jul 4, 2017
Nowadays people are destroying nature by overusing natural resources and dumping the waste back to the nature. This waste mismanagement contributes drastically to global warming. As the world population is continuously increasing, the accumulation of waste is also becoming a catastrophic problem making relevant management solutions more challenging. The purpose of this project is to make a robot which can perform the very beginning level of waste management. The biggest mistake people make is that they never throw correct waste in the correct dustbin. Basically ‘segregation’ is what we need to focus on, so we will segregate waste into two ...
Overheard medical marijuana growers discussing high electric bills and that their air conditioners run even when it is freezing outside. They do enriched CO2 growing which boosts yields but precludes exchanging air with the outdoors.
The obvious solution was to switch to LED grow lights. But that still dumps a lot of heat into the grow space. Unlike the traditional grow lights (HPS) which emit heat radiant in all directions, LEDs emit most of their heat off of the back side via conduction and with COB LEDs this heat is emitted in a concentrated area. Capturing this heat while ...
Every year the Indian roads welcome nearly 1.7crore new two wheelers with annual increase of 17%. With the maximum number of means of transportation two wheelers also bring breakdown problems due to various reasons out of which one is deflated tires. My device gives solutions to the problems that arise due to deflated tires to the vehicle and the driver.
Drivers often find themselves in distress when their vehicles' tires get punctured due to anxiety and other medical problems due to dragging the vehicle to the nearest repair shop. Also due to dragging the tube and the tire wear off ...
Jul 4, 2017
Gear and Teeth for On-site Repair (GATOR)
Plastic Gears and Additive Manufacturing Background
Gears are among the most important and commonly used elements across a range of mechanical applications. Recently, composite plastic gearing has seen an increase in usage for a variety of applications because of its low cost, weight, and its ability to satisfy mechanical requirements of gearbox or power transmissions. During gear use, large forces are produced at the base of the gear teeth, resulting in wear and degradation. In fact, more than 85% of gear failures are associated directly with teeth disintegration. Because plastic gears are currently ...