Projects

Dr. Peter L. Bishay

Procedure for volunteering/joining "Smart Morphing Wing" and "Smart Prosthetics" Senior Design Projects

SMW and SP

2021-22 CSUN's Smart Prosthetics Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and test a customizable and affordable light-weight below-the-elbow prosthetic arm with more degrees of freedom, higher grip-strength, tactile feedback system and user-friendly foot-controller.

Reading Material

Team Members:
TBD

2021-22 CSUN's Smart Morphing Wing Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and test an energy-efficient small-sized wind turbine with seamless morphing turbine blades.

Reading Material

Team Members:
TBD

2020-21 CSUN's Smart Prosthetics Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and test a customizable affordable light-weight below-the-elbow prosthetic arm with better functionality, controllability and power consumption.

Achievements:
(1) Participation in the 10-minute and 3-minute oral presentation competitions of CSUN's 25th annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium).

(2) Oral Presentation at CSUN’s 2020 College of Engineering and Computer Science Virtual Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS).




Team Members:
Jose M Velazquez   Waheedah Akberzie   Jeremy J Reyna
Nelson D Richardson   Jeff G Johnson   Brendon B Brown
Bharat B Sood   Olaniyi M Oladipo   Obed B Solis-Gonzalez   Moukhtar Alsamman

2020-21 CSUN's Smart Morphing Wing Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and test a fully morphing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with camber-morphing wings and tail stabilizers.

Achievements:
(1) Second place (Award certificates and $300) at the AIAA regional student conference & research competition. The team's 11-page technical paper is entitled "Design and Analysis of MataMorph-3: An Experimental Fully Morphing UAV with Camber-Morphing Wings and Tail Stabilizers.

(2) Second place (Award certificates and $100) at the 10-minute presentation competition of CSUN's 25th annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium). Presentation title: Matamorph-3: An unmanned aerial vehicle with camber-morphing wings and tail stabilizers.

(3) Representation of CSUN at the 2021 CSU-statewide student research competition.

(4) Oral Presentation at CSUN’s 2021 College of Engineering and Computer Science Virtual Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS).




Team Members:
Brian Espinoza   Luis Ferrusquilla   James S Kok
Charles Acuna   Craig A Stevens   David G Javoorian   Antonio F Buendia
Abanob Samaan   Jonathan D Ortiz   Anthony Ghaoui   Paul J Lacson
Daniel Olvera   Andrew Heness   Ruiki C Basilio   Sevada Zadoorian Hezarjaribi

2019-20 CSUN's Smart Prosthetics Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and test a customizable affordable light-weight below-the-elbow prosthetic arm with better functionality, controllability and power consumption.

Achievements:
(1) Participation in the 10-minute and 3-minute oral presentation competitions of CSUN's 24th annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium).

(2) Oral Presentation at CSUN’s 2020 College of Engineering and Computer Science Virtual Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS).




Team Members:
Christina Seeholzer (Project leads)
Samuel Ayala   Thea Behimino   Carmen Garcia   Joel Martin   Shakeel Madhav   Ricky Sanchez
Abraham Lozano   Tanner Mastrud   Daniel Sanchez   Sbetlana Carmona Marin
Matthew Vazquez   Charles Castro   Miriam Maravillo   Mahamadou Kaba-camara

2019-20 CSUN's Smart Morphing Wing Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and fly a fully-morphing UAV with twist-morphing wings and camber morphing stabilizers.

Achievements:
(1) First place (Award certificates and $500) at the AIAA regional student research competition. The competition included 13 teams from University of Southern California (USC), Arizona State University (ASU), University of Washington (UW), Portland State University (PSU), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and University of Alaska, Fairbanks. After CSUN, a team from UW got 2nd place and a team from USC got third place. AIAA Announces 2020 Regional Student Conference Winners. The team's 11-page technical paper is entitled "A new experimental UAV with twist-morphing wings and camber-morphing tail stabilizers. A team representative will present the paper at the AIAA 2021 SciTech Forum in Nashville, TN, 11-15 January 2021, and the paper will also be published as part of the SciTech proceedings.

(2) First place (Award certificates and $200) at the 10-minute presentation competition of CSUN's 24th annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium). Presentation title: MataMorph 2: A new experimental UAV with twist-morphing wing and camber-morphing tail stabilizer.

(3) First place (Award certificates and $200) at the 3-minute presentation competition of CSUN's 24th annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium). Presentation title: Can we fly an airplane with wings that change their shape inflight?

(4) Oral Presentation at CSUN’s 2020 College of Engineering and Computer Science Virtual Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS).





Team Members:
Tommy MacLennan and Adam Schlup (Project leads)
Greg Thatcher   Artur Balyan   Justin Perez-Norwood   Rafael Reyes
Cristobal Barajas   Mathan Vasu   Richard Flores   Marcelo Carlos
Antony Khalil   Kebron Kibret   Edgar Guzman   Leonardo Flores
Bianca Talebian   Christian Torres   Jake Alger

2018-19 CSUN's Smart Prosthetics Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and test a customizable affordable light-weight below-the-elbow prosthetic arm with better functionality, controllability and power consumption.

Achievements:
(1) Mechanical Engineering Oral Presentation Winner ($500) at CSUN’s 2019 College of Engineering and Computer Science Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS).

(2) First place (Award certificates and $200) at the 10-minute presentation competition of CSUN's 23rd annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium). Presentation title: Development of a New Lightweight Low-Cost SMA-Based Transradial Prosthetic Arm.

(3) Third place ($5,000) at the third CSUN Bull Ring competition.

(4) Poster presentation at the 9th annual Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics (RMASB) regional meeting (April 5-6, 2019, Estes Park, CO).

(5) First place at the poster presentation competition at CSUN's California Renewable Energy and Storage Technology (CREST) conference (November 10, 2018). Poster title: "Efficient power systems in shape-memory alloy (SMA) actuated prostheses"


Team Members:
Kevin Vartanian (Project lead)
Arshak Amirbekyan   Christian Aguilar   David Pucio   Lorenzo Gak
Rebecca Todd   David Lopez Ramirez   Sarah Abu-Al-Shaer
Martin Arjon Ramirez   Amelia Barajas   Jesse Bermudez   Krikor Tashejian
Lenny Paz   Jonathan Silva   Brian Beckman
Brandon Cervantes   Hamdi Ahmed   Jean Tarakjian

2018-19 CSUN's Smart Morphing Wing Senior Design Project

Project goal: To design, build and fly a fully-morphing UAV with span-morphing wings and camber morphing stabilizers.
Achievements:
(1) Second place (Award certificates and $300) at the AIAA regional student conference and competition, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 11-page technical paper title: Matamorph 1: A new experimental UAV with span-morphing wing and camber-morphing tail.

(2) First place (Award certificates and $200) at the 10-minute presentation competition of CSUN's 23rd annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium), College of Engineering and Computer Science session. Presentation title: Matamorph 1: A New Experimental UAV with Span-Morphing Wing and Camber-Morphing Tail.

(3) First place (Award certificates and $200) at the 3-minute presentation competition of CSUN's 23rd annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium). Presentation title: Wind Tunnel Testing of Two New Morphing Wing Designs.


Team Members:
Jimmy Trejo (Project lead)
Michela Pacifici   Anthony Partida   Shantae Cole   Jennifer Nnuro
David Sandoval   Jefferson Ing   Andrew Nishioka   Brice Ruder
Lakin Welch   Jennifer Raphael   Daniel Avila   Manuel Urbano
Nicholas Vo   Varant Melkonian  Samuel Ramos

2017-18 CSUN's Smart Prosthetics Senior Design Project

Achievements:
(1) Grand Prize Winner ($1000), Mechanical Engineering Oral Presentation Winner ($500) and Project Display Winner ($500) at CSUN’s 2018 College of Engineering and Computer Science Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS).

(2) First place (Award certificates and $200) at the 10-minute presentation competition of CSUN's 22nd annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium), College of Engineering and Computer Science session. Presentation title: Development of a New, Innovative, Smart Prosthetic Hand.

(3) Poster presentation at the 8th annual Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics (RMASB) regional meeting (April 13-14, 2018, Estes Park, CO).

(4) Poster presentation at the 14th annual Northwest American Society of Biomechanics (NWASB) regional symposium (May 4-5, 2018, Bellingham, WA).

(5) Publication of a research paper in Engineering Research Express journal, entitled: Development of a biomimetic transradial prosthetic arm with shape memory alloy muscle wires.




Team Members:
Jonathan Fontana and Bret Raquipiso (Project leads)
Justin Borreta   Laura-Ashley Maeda   Julian Rodriguez
Bethanie Enos   Tom Gay   Timothy Alejandro   Utsavkumar Swami   Abdullah Baig
Brian Richter   Kevin Mauricio   Sean Houston
Emily Molen   Ayden Hairabedian   Cindy Saldana
Jennifer Fernandez   Chelsey Fryer

2017-18 CSUN's Smart Morphing Wing Senior Design Project

Achievements:
(1) Second place (Award certificates and $300) at the AIAA regional student conference and competition, UC Merced. 11-page technical paper title: Design and Manufacturing of an SMA-based Seamless Camber Morphing UAV Tail Section.

(2) Publication of research paper at Smart Materials and Structures (SMS) journal, entitled: Development of an SMA-based camber morphing UAV tail core design.

Teams:
Team 1: design of a twist-morphing wing with morphing winglet in a continuous integrated design based on shape memory alloy (SMA) wires.
Team 2: design of a seamless camber morphing UAV tail (horizontal and vertical stabilizers with their control surfaces: rudder and elevators) using sliding skin and shape memory alloy (SMA) wires.





Team Members:
Camber Morphing team:
Ryan Finden (team lead)   Shawn Recinos   Christian Alas   Dvin Aslanpour
Erik Lopez   Efrain Gonzalez   Douglas Flores   Rodi Popa
Twist & Winglet Morphing team:
Raymond Alvarado (team lead)   Jose Contreras   Agustin Martinez   Joseph Edmond
Michael Solano   Edwin Pacheco   Jaime Aguirre   Christopher Pyne   Christian Sotelo

2016-17 CSUN's Smart Morphing Wing Senior Design Project

Achievements:
(1) All five teams presented their research and designs at the AIAA regional student conference at San Jose State University (SJSU). The "Span Morphing" team's paper entitled “Design and Manufacturing of a New Span Morphing Wing” won the 3rd place (Award certificates and $125) in the competition after USC and University of Arizona.

(2) All five teams presented their research and designs at CSUN's 21st annual research and creative works symposium (CSUNposium). The "Morphing Winglets" team presentation, entitled "Integrated Morphing Winglet Design with Shape Memory Alloy Driven Actuation", won the first place (Award certificates and $200) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science session of the symposium, while the "Twist Morphing" team presentation, entitled "Development of a twist morphing wing design using an SMA based smart soft composite", won the second place (Award certificates and $100).

(3) Smart Morphing Wing Senior Design Project competed at CSUN's Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS): Oral Presentation competition, and Project Display competition.

(4) Journal Publication: Bishay, P. L.; Burg, E.; Akinwunmi, A.; Phan, R.; Sepulveda, K. (2019): Development of a new span-morphing wing core design. designs, vol. 3, no. 1, art. 12..



Team Members:
Alex Tamrazian (Project Lead)
Span Morphing team:
Akinwande Akinwunmi (team lead)   Erich Burg   Ryan Phan   Katrina Sepulveda   Yaroslav Chekin
Twist Morphing team:
Ian Sieker (team lead)   Nasser Ramsis   Mhartie Viray   Christopher Mar
Morphing Winglets team:
Steve Martinez (team lead)   Jessica Shaffstall   Ricardo Navarro   John Paul Lionel   Adan Morales
Camber Morphing team:
McKenzie Garza (team lead)   Ryan Green   Richard Aldana   Artavazd Babayan   Ahmed Mohammed
Sweep Morphing team:
Christian Garcia (team lead)   Sergio Valenzuela   Bruce Balderrama   Julia Reed   Miguel Sanchez

2015-16 CSUN's Earth-Independent 1G Space Station Senior Design Project: (SEARCH) Station for Exploratory Analysis and Research Center for Humanity

- SEARCH Animation

- SEARCH Senior Design Project Showcase (SDPS) Presentation

- SEARCH AIAA Regional Student Conference Presentation

- SEARCH AIAA Regional Student Conference Paper



Team Members:
Jasmine Schoonover (Project Lead)
Megerditch Arabian   Joseph Lewis   Matthew Decker
Joshua Werner   Brian Bolves   Jesse Correll
Josef Staley   Randall Harrington   Dosan Jyenis
Jorge Ortiz   Gary Sanders
Qianyi Teng   Rizel Podadera   Jorge Garcia
James Chan   Claudiu Caldarescu   Melissa Ayral
Francisco Tadeo   Maite Lopez
Edward Kocharyan   Ricky Dinger   Abdulaziz Alrashed
Ahmad Alhaila   Mohammed Alkandari   Ebraheem Allanqawi