781 E Terrace Mall
Tempe, AZ 85282
Fundamentally based on low-power, wireless network communications, UON Technologies opens up transformative possibilities in underwater sensing and communications.
Fluorescence Sensor Module
A fluorescence meter with IR excitation must be rapidly prototyped and characterized. The prototype will be built mostly from COTS components, possibly using on-site 3D printers or machining for the body and frame of the device.
The device will need to be a standalone, portable device that can be carried by one person and fit easily on a typical lab bench. Shown in the attached figure, the device will contain an IR excitation source, two photodiodes for ratiometric fluorescence measurements, a display showing the measured intensity, and an on/off control.
Specific milestones and deadlines will be determined by the team and mentors, but the project should have a functioning prototype by early May.
Completion of the project requires team knowledge of electronic circuit design, basic E&M (optics) knowledge, basic CAD modeling proficiency, and some mechanical or industrial design as the device will be used by unskilled labor. These qualifications can be spread among the team, and industry experts will be available to lead the team in each area.
Expected duration/deadline: 3 months / May 8, 2015
Expected number of students:
Electrical Engineering – 1
Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Design – 1
Requires US Citizenship: No
Requires Permanent Residency: No
Company Representative: David Ganger
Send an email to Karan Sharma <firstname.lastname@example.org> stating your interest in the project. You must be a cohort member of SPARCe to be considered for the project. Not a cohort member? Fill up the student interest form and we will get back to you!