ECSSE Capstone Design Laboratory
Students in the Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering programs work on projects for their multidisciplinary capstone design courses in the Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering (ECSSE) Capstone Design Lab. The lab is an 1,100-square-foot space equipped with state-of-the-art technology and arranged to support team projects.
Using industrial design and development processes and standards they would use in the real world, students work in subgroups to build a large-scale system for the ECSSE capstone design project.
Recent projects have included The Birdinator, an autonomous vehicle that scares wildlife away from airport runways; Eagle Eye, a tracking antenna for low earth orbit satellites; several IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition entrants; a mobile robot controlled by a virtual reality headset; and a search-and-rescue system involving a quadcopter and an autonomous ground vehicle.
- 12 Dell Precision T3500 computers with 2.8GHz Intel Xeon processors
- 4 Tektronix TLA 611 logic analyzer
- 2 TDS 2014 digital storage oscilloscope
- TDS 224 digital storage oscilloscope
- 5 Stanford Research Systems DS335 function generators
- 2 Tektronic TM503A function generator, power supply, and digital multimeter bench units
- Fluke 114 multimeters
- 3 Weller WES51 soldering stations
- 2 MBT PPS 85A soldering stations
- LPKF ProtoMat S103
- Power supplies
The lab also includes a circuit board milling station (LPKF ProtoMat S103) supporting rapid turn-around manufacturing for a variety of labs and projects.