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Intelligent Autonomous Camera Control for Robotics with Medical, Military, & Space Applications
Currently, during robotic surgery the surgeon must interrupt the operation and shift controls to move the camera arm of the robot, causing a distraction for the surgeon.  Researchers from Wayne State University?s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the School of Medicine have jointly developed a new method for camera movement based o...
Published: 7/24/2012   |   Inventor(s): Abhilash Pandya, Michael Klein, Ajay Mudunuri, Alex Cao, Luke Reisner, Brady King, Syed Ali
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Category(s): Devices, Medical Devices, Life Science, Physical Sciences, Electronics, Robotics
Vibration Energy Harvesting Device Based on Air-Spaced Piezoelectric Cantilevers
WSU researchers have designed an energy harvesting device using an air-space piezoelectric cantilever instead of the piezoelectric bimorph. Current vibration energy harvesting devices typically employ piezoelectric bimorph or a bimorph with a shim in the middle. The use of the air-space cantilevers produces numerous advantages compared to conventio...
Published: 10/5/2010   |   Inventor(s): Yong Xu, Zhou Wang
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Category(s): Acoustics, Electronics, MEMS, Physical Sciences, Sensors
Fuel Injector to Work as an Ionization Sensor and as an Injection Signal Detector in Electronically Controlled Fuel Injection Systems in Diesel and Direct Injection Gasoline Engines
Wayne State researchers have created an invention which uses one element in the engine, the fuel injector, to perform four tasks, injecting fuel, acting as an injection pulse detector, operating as a fuel injector malfunction detector and working as an ion sensor without modifying the fuel injector. Internal combustion engine control has become mo...
Published: 6/4/2010   |   Inventor(s): Fadi Estefanous
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Category(s): Electronics, Automotive & Transportation, Physical Sciences, Powertrain, Sensors, Other
Ultra-Sensitive Piezoresistive Accelerometer Based on Decoupled Piezoresistors
Ultra-sensitive piezoresistive accelerometer that has advantages over traditional piezoresistive accelerometers in both the sensitivity and minimum detectable acceleration.Wayne State University researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive piezoresistive accelerometer that has advantages over traditional piezoresistive accelerometers in both the s...
Published: 5/11/2010   |   Inventor(s): Yong Xu, Zhou Wang
Keywords(s): Military, Sound_monitoring
Category(s): Electronics, Other, Physical Sciences, Sensors
Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Algorithm for Automated Video Surveillance Systems
Technology Overview Wayne State researchers have addressed the scalability-cost and power consumption problems of large-scale surveillance systems by developing an optimal bandwidth allocation algorithm, which controls the transfer rates of various video sources. With dynamic bandwidth allocation, the surveillance coverage can be widened as m...
Published: 4/29/2010   |   Inventor(s): Nabil Sarhan
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Category(s): Computer Hardware, Electronics, Physical Sciences, Software, Data Storage & Security, Military, Industrial & Manufacturing
3D Soundscaping
Researchers at WSU have developed a 3D Soundscaping technology that enables one to take sound measurements to a new level by locating sound sources, visualize their resultant sound pressure fields in 3D space. In traditional sound sensing applications, sound is measured using microphones and sound pressure levels and spectra are measured at survey ...
Published: 4/6/2010   |   Inventor(s): Sean Wu
Keywords(s): Noise, Sound
Category(s): Acoustics, Electronics, Other, Physical Sciences, Sensors, Software, Imaging