Capstone Design Projects

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Florida Poly’s Capstone Design project is a two-semester program that provides students with the opportunity to work with real-world, open-ended, interdisciplinary challenges proposed by industrial and research project sponsors. Student groups work in teams of three to five seniors and are led by a faculty member who is an expert in the project area.

Interdisciplinary student teams learn and apply the engineering design process: defining functional requirements, conceptualization, analysis, identifying risks and countermeasures, selection, and physical prototyping. By working in teams they develop leadership skills and group dynamics; dealing with scheduling conflicts, meeting weekly deliverables and deadlines; and communication among team members, project sponsors, and course instructors.

Teams attend lectures given by experts from industry and academia on topics including industrial design, manufacturing, market research and marketing, intellectual property, company formation, codes and standards, and ethics.

At the end of the semester, student teams display and pitch their inventions and marketability to a panel of judges, invited guests, and their peers at the university’s Capstone Design Showcase. Many of these projects can lead to new technologies or other innovations outside of academia and they help our students transition to life after graduation.

Additional Information

Contact Dr. Matt Bohm, associate professor of mechanical engineering and the university capstone design coordinator by email.

2018-19 Projects

Product Sales Machine Learning

Project OverviewExplore and implement machine learning and big data analysis techniques to provide a deeper understanding of commercial markets with respect to ancillary data.
CompanyAccelerated Analytics
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsKriston Baboolal, Jack Burk, William Francois, Ashton Olney, Vincent Hael

Smart Data Aggregation Bot

Project OverviewA smart "BOT" to gather and categorize happenings/events data to correlate to product sales forecasting.
CompanyAccelerated Analytics
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsMark Adsit, Gustavo Caucayo, Brady Fishel, Jordan Jones, Kyle Krug, Scott Shriver

Driver Alertness Intervention

Project OverviewA computer vision system to detect a human driver’s eye movement and related "alertness" level to help prevent falling asleep at the wheel.
CompanyArdent and Bold
Department(s)Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Oguzhan Topsakal, Onur Toker, Younggil Park
StudentsNoah Baldwin, Nicole Bruce, Alexander Krol, Eddie Cabotaje, John Sarnecky, Blaine Shearer, Derik Rivas, Eric Williams, Jenario Johnson, Edward Willoughby, Lucas Teixeira, Natanael Felizzola

Atmospheric Electrical and Computer Engineering-Computer Science Support

Project OverviewControls and sensor suites for low humidity, atmospheric water generation for deployment in third world countries or for disaster relief.
Company"Atmospheric Water Generator, LLC"
Department(s)Computer Science,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Tim Shedd, Onur Toker, Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsMorgan Havel, Nicholas Pellegrino, Jose Placeres, Nathan Roberts, Branden Duke, Christopher Taylor, Luis Garcia

Atmospheric Water Generation

Project OverviewIndustrial version of a low humidity atmospheric water generator that could be used to supply water to commercial buildings.
Company"Atmospheric Water Generator, LLC"
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Tim Shedd, Younggil Park
StudentsTova Jones, Christopher Scaduto, Rhett Kaschai, Kirsten Benjamin, Abigail Ninan

Frost Resistant Heat Exchanger

Project OverviewExplore polymer based heat exchangers to reduce scenarios where a system will "freeze" up in specific atmospheric conditions.
Company"Atmospheric Water Generator, LLC"
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Tim Shedd, Younggil Park
StudentsDaniel Cross, Danah Velez, Jared Riness, Klarissa Cortez

OiGO Deployment

Project OverviewRefinement and deployment of the OiGO App, a social-emotional language facilitation tool that empowers users with language challenges to express and to cope effectively with their feelings.  OiGO will foster real-time collaboration between patient, caregiver, and therapists.
CompanyBridges ACT
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Oguzhan Topsakal
StudentsAndrew Lopez, Celeste Ramirez, Jason Smith, Jonathan Nguyen, Duniel Garcia

Distributed Mesh WiFi Networks

Project OverviewInvestigation and deployment recommendations for a gigabit distributed WiFi network for the downtown area of Winter Haven to support future "Smart City" initiatives.
CompanyCity of Winter Haven
Department(s)Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Feng-Jen Yang, Onur Toker
StudentsAleck Johnson, Dalton Barnes, Travis Hills, Thomas Lagrasse, Lucas Rufo, Cody Carroll, Daniel Kelly, Hanna Popple

Healthcare Employee and Service Networking

Project OverviewAn application to connect health care providers with health care professionals to meet real time facility demand.
CompanyDijatek
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsNicholas Charter, Benjamin Harvey, Arjay Paredes, Christopher Poole, Loyd Stewart, Chandler Hill

Product Distribution API Integration

Project OverviewDevelopment of a suite of APIs to connect disparate piElectrical and Computer Engineerings of software that support the distribution, placement, and tracking of merchandise.
CompanyDijatek
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsIsaac Azoalos, Alexander Doan, Tyler Livingston, Brian Peraza, John Patrick Win, Matthew Ramsey

Predictive IT Infrastructure Health

Project OverviewThe development of a predictive model to anticipate proactive IT maintenance.
CompanyRed Lobster
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Mustafa Akbas

Marathon Housing Team

Project OverviewInvestigation and deployment of modern materials and manufacturing processes to deliver on demand disaster relief housing.
CompanyGeome LLC
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Matt Bohm
StudentsBenjamin Engstrom, Dominic Dodson, David Masselink, Michael Schulte, Benjamin Southwick, Nicholas Watson

Child Alertness System

Project OverviewA system that can be retrofit to existing vehicles to remind adults when they leave the vehicle that children remain in the back seat.  This team’s plan is to read sensor data, and make a decision about alarm condition (binary decision problem).
CompanyGuardian Angel Safety LLC
Department(s)Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Oguzhan Topsakal, Onur Toker
StudentsZachary Mitchell, Nathan Harrill, Jacob Thornton, Jeremy Eudy, Gabriela Lopez, Justin Barrier, Kaylen Smith, Elena Lopez

AI Jobs Matching

Project OverviewAdvanced AI matching algorithms for skills-based job matching.
CompanyHarvest Jobs
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsRobert Beard, Elisabeth Harris, Joshua Wright, Daniele Mendez

Flexible Printed Electronics

Project OverviewExplore and develop flexible ink-jet printed circuits and perform, testing, analysis, and characterization regarding functionality in various bending configurations.  
CompanyJabil
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Matt Bohm, Onur Toker, Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsGrant Percy, Hans Arndt, Kyle Steel, Matthew Chavers, Nicholas Chiriboga, Jesse Pecar, Wesley Varughese, Andrew Weidner, Pedro Gomez, Sungil Bartholome, Carlos Labusta, Brandon Dupuis

Jupiter Bike Computer Science Support

Project OverviewMobile app refinement for the Jupiter eBike as well as support the Electrical and Computer Engineering/ME efforts in furthering the autonomous eBike projects. The team’s main tasks are to update Jubiter Bike’s mobile app to implement a smart-lock and cruise control feature with potentially adding GPS functionality as well.
CompanyJupiter Bike
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Oguzhan Topsakal
StudentsJames Bartell, Patrick Skamarak, Timothy GaNun, James Wienold, David Ciccarello

Jupiter Bike Electrical and Computer Engineering Support

Project OverviewDevelopment and deployment of electronics hardware to enable autonomous operation of a portable eBike to demonstrate first mile/last mile transportation. This team is focusing on a Lidar and GYRO/ACC sensors based approach. Their plan is do develop an electronic system using Lidar and GYRO/ACC sensors for in-door position and orientation estimation.
CompanyJupiter Bike
Department(s)Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Onur Toker
StudentsEsteban Segarra, Matthew Desaulniers, Michael Swindon

Jupiter Bike Mechanical Engineering Support

Project OverviewMechanical refinement of an existing eBike to reduce manufacturing/assembly time and cost.
CompanyJupiter Bike
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Matt Bohm
StudentsWyatt Liptak, Luke Yerkey, Benjamin Brown, Christopher Konow

Emergency Department Timeliness

Project OverviewImprove timeliness of decision making for  the emergency department’s bed placement through rule-based automation tool. The team’s main goal is to automate part of the Bed Traffic Controller’s current duties. To achieve this task, they are working on a software that interacts with Hospital’s CERNER software to get new patient information and current bed assignments to recommend bed assignments for the new patient. Once completed, Bed Traffic Controller will have the options to accept or decline bed assignment recommendations. The team successfully gathered the requirements, created the functional decomposition and data flow diagrams, designed the main algorithms and UI screens.
CompanyLakeland Regional Health
Department(s)Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Harish Chintakunta, Oguzhan Topsakal, Onur Toker
StudentsLuis Quezada, Peter Molitor, Zachery Notz, Austin Sasko, Brandon Faulkenberry, Jared Smith, Jordan Gilpin

Sterile Department Logistics

Project OverviewThe sterile processing department at Lakeland Regional health (LRH) is responsible for cleaning and sterilizing all surgical tools and trays after they are used in a surgery. They would like to use simulation techniques to analyze the throughput of trays and instruments through the department, validate current staffing patterns and identify potential quality control issues and future throughput constraints.
CompanyLakeland Regional Health
Department(s)Data Science and Business Analytics
Faculty Advisor(s)Sravani Vadlamani
StudentsFrank Mach, Robert Solfio, Angel Blasini, Stephen Song

Transportation Simulation

Project OverviewThe transportation department at Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) is responsible for moving patients throughout the hospital. Certain departments or locations have a large number of transports every day. A transport request comes through as an electronic order which is then prioritized and assigned to the appropriate staff. They would like to use simulation techniques to validate current staffing levels, test location specific transport personnel and priority settings to ensure a more efficient movement of patients between locations. They think an analysis of the prioritization levels, staffing vs demand and centralized vs dElectrical and Computer Engineeringntralized models would be helpful for designing a future state process.
CompanyLakeland Regional Health
Department(s)Data Science and Business Analytics
Faculty Advisor(s)Sravani Vadlamani
StudentsKathleen Newell, Daniel Sciullo, Ryan McNeil

Artificial Assistant for Network Managers

Project OverviewThe objective of this project is to create a module, called NetHoncho, which can interact with a packet routing network simulator. This module should provide user friendly interface (both api and a GuI) to set up the network and data, and to specify how the results of the simulation will be presented. The results generated by this module should then be compared with the theoretical estimates provided by L3T. This is a pure SW simulation based project.
CompanyLevel 3 Communications
Department(s)Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Onur Toker, Harish Chintakunta
StudentsAlex MacTavish, Elliott Gregg, John Davis

Sparsity and Repair Time for Networks

Project OverviewThe goal of the project is to develop network topology management and routing protocols for sparse mobile networks. The metrics for the protocols are to minimize repair times when link failures occur. This is a pure SW simulation based project.
CompanyLevel 3 Communications
Department(s)Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Harish Chintakunta, Onur Toker
StudentsGage Mann, Jericho Mowry, Michael Midence

Pressure Vessel Testing

Project OverviewPressure vessel testing to ensure material lifetime in cold operating environments.
CompanyParagon Water
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Younggil Park
StudentsBenjamin Ben-Ezra, Valinteshley Pierre, Adam Zimmerman, Michael Webb

Embedded Systems Machine Learning

Project OverviewUtilize machine learning in big data to create optimized real time data analysis algorithms for advanced ceramic sensor networks.
CompanySensatek
Department(s)Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Onur Toker, Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsJonathan Osborne, Taylor Rodriguez, Crystal Tong, Alexander Schwarze, Jared Alese, Jonathan Khabbaz, Robert Hoover

Future Automotive Service Centers

Project OverviewTo investigate what the typical "mechanic shop" will look like in the future with emergence of autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, etc. The team has established the current market status of autonomous vehicles and the potential for third party service providers entering the market.
CompanyThe Spark Project
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Younggil Park
StudentsEmily Oldenburg, Joshua Frost, Robert Matthews, Marshall Smith

Automated Citrus Picking

Project OverviewTo explore methods and techniques to enable automated citrus grove picking.
CompanyW G Roe & Sons Inc
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Matt Bohm, Feng-Jen Yang, Onur Toker
StudentsCaleb Wingo, Daryn Matos, Terry Inman, Alejandro Ruiz, Tyler Simpson, Jeffrey Walteros, Carlos Machado, Caleb Greenwood, Heitor Tremura, Theodore Schutt, Payton Barnwell, Luis Sotomayor

Future Citrus Packing House

Project OverviewTo investigate what a futuristic citrus sorting/packing facility may look like and to propose a potential "new" layout.
CompanyW G Roe & Sons Inc
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Matt Bohm
StudentsRyan McGee, Andrew DelRosal, Caleb Barnes

Tree Mass Estimation

Project OverviewDevelopment of a system to rapidly and accurately approximate the mass of a tree trunk and top to guide injection-based citrus greening medication.
CompanyW G Roe & Sons Inc
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Matt Bohm
StudentsRoger Nicholson, Derick Rodriguez Perez, Gage Alvarez, Lyle Maloney,Charles Soini,Madisen Dietz,Michael Greene,Devon Moreno,Michael Boullard

CAD API Integration

Project OverviewA suite of plug-ins for disparate CAD packages such that information regarding an entire construction project can be accessed within a singular CAD package.
CompanyWhiting-Turner
Department(s)Computer Science
Faculty Advisor(s)Feng-Jen Yang
StudentsDiego De La Torre, Zachary Luebke, Chaseon Taranto, Lina Brihoum

Bed Monitoring – Vision System

Project OverviewAdvanced bed monitoring for patients to detect if they are attempting to get out of bed.  Current systems only alert care givers after a patient has already gotten out of bed.  The solution principle will rely on visual motion detection.
CompanyWinter Haven Hospital
Department(s)Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Oguzhan Topsakal, Onur Toker
StudentsCaleb Long, Xin Wang, Samuel Donahue, Gabriel Morgan, Andre Ripley, Brendan Crace, Nicholas Huston

Bed Monitoring – Wearable

Project OverviewAdvanced bed monitoring for patients to detect if they are attempting to get out of bed.  Current systems only alert care givers after a patient has already gotten out of bed.  The solution principle will rely on a wearable device similar to an Apple Watch or Fitbit.
CompanyWinter Haven Hospital
Department(s)Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Oguzhan Topsakal, Onur Toker, Younggil Park
StudentsDakota Bainter, Matthew Lawyer, Joshua Woods, Alison Hart, Peyton Lee, Jessica Sheridan, Josvani Rivera, Brent Collins, Hunter Stopford, Sinead Fernandes, Kyle Testorf, Andrew Katanick

Drone Propeller Design

Project OverviewA Design of Experiments based drone propeller experiment for use with the ACE summer camp. Multiple drone propeller blades will be designed and their efficiency will be shown through a test stand to measure the lift generated.
CompanyFlorida Polytechnic University
Department(s)Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s)Younggil Park
StudentsShirley Garcia, Wenheng Lu, Steven Chisolm

Environmental Services and Engineering

Project OverviewThe Environmental Services at Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) are responsible for cleaning all patient areas, public areas and administrative work areas in the hospital. They would like to develop a demand based staffing model for each department, identify a robust overall cleaning schedule for the 1.4 million sq. ft. hospital area and a robust preventative maintenance schedule for facilities engineering. Also, evaluate how work is logistically scheduled and provide recommendations for more efficient prioritization.
CompanyLakeland Regional Health
Department(s)Data Science and Business Analytics
Faculty Advisor(s)Sravani Vadlamani
StudentsAustin Welsh, Emily Yates, Aaron Kraslow, Stetson Gregorio

Food and Nutrition Services

Project OverviewThe Food and Nutrition Services are responsible for preparing and delivering all patient and visitor meals. They would like to develop a staffing model based on demand for inpatient services (ordering and delivery) and evaluate the food ordering and delivery process. Also determine the most efficient layout of storage and prep areas for the kitchen along with evaluating their ordering process.
CompanyLakeland Regional Health
Department(s)Data Science and Business Analytics
Faculty Advisor(s)Sravani Vadlamani
StudentsStratos Kartsounakis, Vladyslav Vorona, Zac Saubert, Adriana Medina, Jose Arenas