Undergraduate Degree Level Final Year Projects

Undergraduate Degree Level Final Year Projects

These degree projects are advisable for students desiring to begin a project as part of the final year of their undergraduate studies for example 3rd year B.Sc. or 4th year B.Engineering degree projects.

VHDL implementation and testing of a Radix-4 Butterfly FFT and testing in FPGA based on hardware for detection of pileup events in X-ray detector systems

Mr Suhardi Tjoa, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

Pileup occurs when more than two photons are detected in the same time window outcome in the readout system providing an wrong estimate or measurement. Correction schema  needs to be planed and implementation in real time in order to achieve high correctness measurement. Another possible correction schema included deconvolution of every pulse with reference signal to get extract right amplitude and time information of each pulse. In this project, student will require to design and upgrade Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) firmware using Radix4 Butterfly framework in VHDL (Very High Description Language) and test it in a Cyclone II FPGA based system. The firmware will have to be able to compute streaming real time data (12bits) at 100M samples per second.

Analog Digital Integrated Circuit Design Implementation for X-Ray Detector System

Dr David Fitrio, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

The target of this endeavor is to outline an Integrated Circuit (IC) from framework conviction to a last plan design presently accommodation to an IC foundry for construct. Understudies will pick up hands on experience working with driving industry standard IC configuration devices, finishing a full format with PADS, and give recreation results showing operation in the application. The result of the under taking will be the last outline for a particular application obliging simple I/O (detecting & yields) with on-chip simple and/or computerized segments (information converters, intensifiers, advanced rationale), including coordinating top level schematic and format sees with cushions that are configuration principle check (DRC) and design versus schematic (LVS) clean.

GUI development for data acquisition systems

Dr George Jung, Mr Adam Lynch, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

This undertaking will build up an easy to use GUI in lab view for another information securing stage (GDAQ). The lab view algorithm must have limit or capacity to convey to the host controller algorithm by means of Telnet interface and have limit or capacity to execute summons by utilizing scripts further more have limit or capacity to create macros of self-assertive size. A dynamic help office ought to be incorporated to allow beginner clients to perform information securing and presentation without the requirement for a manual. Past involvement with lab view is unique favored.

Design and construction of small, portable pulse generator for charge injection

Dr George Jung, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

Project will develop a low powered pulse creator with variable pulse repetition rate (1000-1000000 pulses/second), fast rise time (0.5-10ns into 50 Ohms) and current/charge outputs (1pA/1nA) / (1fC – 100fC). An event trigger output (50 Ohm) should also be given.Device will be used within the instrumentation group to test/verify and calibrate sensitive charge and recent preamplifiers. This project would suit a final year project for electronics engineering degree student.

Radiation susceptibility investigation of integrated circuits

Mr Andy Berry, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

Degree level students will be given with a test integrated circuit and approch/access to the Australian Synchrotron. They will investigate the perceptively to Radiation of different parts of the circuit (such as best performance counters and RAM). The Synchrotron permit every primary functional part of the circuit to be separately disclosed to variable levels of radiation.

Ending of the project would be the statically analysis of perceptively of every functional circuit in the verify/test chip, further more work may be completed characterizing the various types of Radiation damage occur may expected.

Standalone controller for generic data acquisition system

Mr Andy Berry, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

Degree level project the student will use a Nios II or other ‘soft’ CPU within a Altera Cyclone II FPGA to control a common data obtaining system and view interface to this over the network with a data processing application being developed. This project builds on previous work which uses a PC and PCI interface. A successful manifestation of the completed system would show manipulation of registers and memory on the Data Acquisition System and the ability to stream acquired data from the system (requiring IRQ control and some local procedures to handle the hardware).

Extensions to the project may add the ability to reconfiguring the FPGA over the network or using web interface to control the system.

Remote controlled X-ray gantry

Mr Andy Berry, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

Degree level students undertaking this project will be want to design and develop a system to be used in XRAY experiments out of off-the-shelf and custom components, this would appear similar to a standard optical bench. This project is well suited to students interested in Mechatronics and Control Systems.

The final system will demonstrate accurate manipulation of the XRAY path as well as fine control over sample positioning and detector position.

Physics code optimisation for High Performance Computing

Mr Andy Berry, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

This project requires the degree level student to regenerate image redevelop and Physics Simulation code optimised for high accomplishment  computer architectures such an Multiprocessor PCs, GPU programming, PC Clusters or the Cell Broadband Engine. Example code has been generated in languages such as C, C++, IDL, Matlab and Python.

This project would be well suited to a student interested Physics and/or in high accomplishment computer architectures.

Word Wide radiation detector simulator

Mr Andy Berry, Instrumentation Group, Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science

Degree  level students would be using FPGA’s and multiple D/A’s to design an instrument ability of mimicking a broad limit of analogue signals mostly created by radiation detectors. The outcome should correctly simulate true radiation statistics from a small number of sources and known detector property. Additional user defined parameters such as pulse shape and energy allocation should be programmable via PC interface while event rate and S/N ratio should also be manually flexible.

To display the system, a corresponding test with a ‘real’ indicator can be carry out, using the same pulse processing electronics

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