Field: Biomedical engineering

Location: St Lucia campus

Type of student: Volunteer/extra-curricular

An instrumented soccer ball exists for visually disabled persons. Its location is detected through audible beeps which is fine for close range detection. A longer range is desirable and this may be achieved with radio frequency direction finding. A framework exists for how this may be performed at VHF or UHF frequencies. This project will design and build a prototype device. Some experience in RF hardware, antenna design, test and measurement is desirable.