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.

Supervisor

Professor Stephen Wilson

Professor Stephen Wilson

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering