Entries - 2017
Mar 2, 2017
The total farm system is an integrated, regenerative system of production designed to turn towns and city districts into socially and ecologically sustainable autonomous units of production. It is a farm, factory, power station, reservoir, waste recycling plant and education/research facility with all its functions interoperating as a closed loop system.
The system is designed to capture all sources of renewable energy from its surroundings, including wind, solar, rainwater and the sewage from surrounding homes and convert them into food and other life supporting resources.
Cattle and other livestock are raised in a covered garden that optimizes ...
May 19, 2017
Heavy trucks are considered aerodynamically inefficient compared with many of the other ground vehicles due to their unstreamlined body shapes with more than 60% of the engine power required to overcome aerodynamics drag at highway cruising speeds. In contrast a passenger car under the same driving conditions requires approximately 4 times less power from the engine to overcome aerodynamics drag. Therefore aerodynamic drag reduction is hugely important for trucks.
In order to understand aerodynamic drag around trucks, we need to understand the drag distribution and the associated flow field around a truck. The percentage of drag distributed ...
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Jul 4, 2017
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 ...
Numerous methods have been developed to enhance transdermal drug permeation, e.g., iontophoresis, electroporation, ultrasound, ablation, along with chemical enhancers like, alcohols, terpenes, azones and, more recently, solvents such as dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). Traditional delivery methods based on passive diffusion of drug molecules into the skin are unable to deliver macromolecules, such as peptides, vitamins, proteins, DNA and vaccines, due to the barrier properties of stratum corneum (SC). For this study we prepared a solidified reverse micellar carbopol gel formulation containing lipid-based microspheres loaded with sodium bicarbonate solution having a shell wall matrix of .03% CBD (cannabidiol 99.9%) as the deliverable. ...
Wayne, New Jersy
Jul 3, 2017
At the heart of every receiver is a detector that separates signal information from noise. The TransFilter/Detector (Patent Pending US 15/127,472) is a technological break-through in Detector Sensitivity, making possible recovery of signals as small as -240 dBm. See Figure 2.
Greater sensitivity increases range and/or reduces transmitter power. Since increased sensitivity is obtained by selective reduction of in-band noise, Deep Space RADAR or Telemetry receivers may be operated at lower frequencies where path loss is lower, further increasing range, even though ambient noise is greater.
TransFilter/Detectors have no threshold. The unique Linear Time Invariant circuit topology takes advantage ...
Here I have attached my design which speaks about how the drone can transform itself into a hybrid vehicle. The theme is wheel portion rotates on the elliptical base with respect to elliptic's center axis in order to transform itself to a drone. When it is in drone form, power transmits from motor to blades; when it is in vehicle form power transmits from motor to wheel. That's all simple ...
Daressalaam, Dar Es Salaam
Mar 4, 2017
We employ plastic extrusion technology to transform post consumer plastic waste into building materials (Plastic lumber). Plastic lumber is a durable and affordable alternative to timber, which reduces the need for building material manufactured from wood. This helps to preserve forests by lowering deforestation rates and decreasing the effects of climate change. Plastic lumber made from recycled plastics are ideal for outdoor decking, building, furniture making and construction activities.
Why are we doing this Project?
Solid waste management is one of the environmental problems that most cities are struggling to manage. As the number of residents in most cities is increasing ...
Jun 27, 2017
The growing size of cities and increasing population mobility have determined a rapid increase in the number of vehicles on the roads, which has resulted in many challenges for road trafﬁc management authorities in relation to trafﬁc congestion, accidents, and air pollution. The most important consequence of trafﬁc congestion is the delay of emergency services, such as police, ﬁre and rescue operations, hospital services. Indeed, very often individual human lives, general population safety and institutional economic or ﬁnancial situation, highly depend on the efﬁcient and timely response of emergency vehicle services. We propose a solution to improve ...
Orange Park, Florida
Jun 24, 2017
Transportation refrigeration units (TRU) are utilized in the transport of perishable goods. The temperature and environmental controls are critical to the arrival of the perishable goods without damage or spoilage. Typical TRUs have sensors to provide data back to a central processing location such as temperature, humidity, and the operating conditions of the TRUs during transportation.
Each TRU has multiple sensors that can be activated to detect various conditions. Moreover, with fluctuating load requirements come contrasting requirements for the TRU’s electrical generator (GENSET) and environmental control unit (ECU).
The TRU sensors use an RS-232 interface today. It has limitations ...
• To ease out the process of monitoring the progress of tree plantations and tree counting over a certain area by removing manual actions.
• To counter the problem of Deforestation, pollution level and Global warming.
• We can collect the data of trees from a certain area and analyze from the data that there is need of planting trees.
• We can also evaluate level of AQI (Air Quality Index) in that area and generate alert message to app user in case the AQI is above the threshold.
This project’s concept is focused on ...