Student Projects

TitleDescriptionProject Status
Project MAA (SSBC Funded)“MAA” is a system which will monitor the entire period of pregnancy of women residing in remote areas. This system will be embedded with necessary devices e.g. portable ultrasound, blood testing and blood pressure which are needed to check the health of pregnant women. It would therefore act as a hub for interfacing testing equipment to a single platform that can be carried in a portable bag.
Project Lead: Ms. Mamta Bachani
Students: Ghazali Rasheed Ansari, Aiman Askari, Aamna Hissam & Gulraiz.
In Progress
RFID Lock SystemDepartmental RFID Lock System
Project Lead: Mr. Ehsan Mirza
In Progress
Smart Departmental Test-Bed An IoT based project started to make TL department smarter by implementing test-bed nodes that would be used to monitor different environmental parameters of department. This project is also intended to monitor electricity usage of department so that wastage of electricity resources can be controlled.
Project Lead: Ms. Fiza Mirza
In Progress
EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF INFORMATION DISSEMINATION IN VANETIn this, we propose a method, which efficiently collects and propagates traffic information using vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs). The system provides real-time information to the drivers regarding the traffic as well as the file sharing such video, audio and text. The system uses vehicles as information disseminator that travel along the route equipped with simple devices i.e. portable devices. The devices act as gatherers and distributors of real time information without the necessity for expensive road side infrastructure such as sensors or external communication devices. Moreover, the network programming for message conversation and file transfers that do not require any infrastructure but vehicles itself for data transmission. Consequently, a comparison is carried as an information dissemination between vehicles in different geographical areas.
Supervisors: Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh, Engr. Hyder Bux & Engr. Umair Ahmed Korai
Students: Murtaza Dawach, Adil Babar, Abdul Hayee, Maryam Yousafzai & Deedar Ali Liskani
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE SENSORS Monitoring and security of vehicles are some of most rudimentary issues currently being faced by organizations. To resolve these problems, analysis of multiple sensors/RFID tags was done. The scope of this thesis is to analyze the identification of vehicles which enter and leave to and from an organization. We have used multiple sensors/tags such as: ultrasonic sensor, RFID and BLE beacons for identification of the vehicle. We have practically deployed multiple sensors/tags at the entrance gate of Mehran University and taken their results by creating different scenario over there. The parameters that we examined are: Range, Data rate, Frequency, Energy, Speed of vehicles and the Probability of Detection of different Sensors/Tags. We have concluded in our thesis that Bluetooth technology is the most efficient and cost effective way than other technologies to detect and identify the vehicles.
Supervisor: Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh & Engr. Saima Hafiz
Students: Mohammad Saad Shaikh, Asif Ali, Hemant Kumar, Muhammad Dawar, Muhammad Jameel, Irfan Siddiqui & Saad Memon
THE SMART TECHNIQUE FOR TRACKING/MONITORING FISHES IN FRESH WATER (ICT R&D funded)In this age of wireless network where automation and sensing applications have overwhelmed the world but not much been done when it comes to the application of wireless sensor networks regarding water. The aquatic domain is yet to be explored and has not been addressed much. Whereas; when it comes to applications like: water parameter monitoring and target detection, have also been exploited but with slow pace. The objective of the proposed idea introduces the concept of smart farming and allows us to propose techniques that can be used by fish farm owners allowing them to monitor water parameters remotely. The use of sensor nodes in fish farm and collecting their data on web servers and alerting the owners when necessary changes should be made is the key concept for a smart monitoring system.
Supervisor: Engr. Nafeesa Bohra
Students: Mohammad Fahad, Syed Safiullah Shah, Quratulain Leghari, Malika Rani, Hira Shah & Agha Saad Ali
INTERNET OF THINGS AND WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BASED SMART CATASTROPHIC MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR FACTORIESSudden accidents in factories that cause huge damage to human life and property is a serious problem. The fire incident of Baldia Town factory Karachi, Pakistan on September 11, 2012 took precious lives of approximately 259 workers. There is no authentic system which minimizes such catastrophes from factories that’s why a reliable system based on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and Internet of Things (IoT) is proposed to monitor them. Our motive is to propose smart catastrophic monitoring system for factory environment which monitors catastrophe by disseminating information inside the factory and nearby places (i.e. Residential Areas, Schools etc.). As soon as any catastrophe in factory is detected by wireless sensor network, people will be alarmed. The catastrophe monitoring system does not only monitors but also generates alerts in 3 ways (Web page, SMS, and android application), when readings cross threshold levels. The proposed system is tested with different intensities of fire. Firstly, it is tested within normal environment, secondly it is tested when high intensity of fire is given, thirdly when intensity of fire is kept low, and finally when the fire is extinguished and smoke level is increased. The graphs are generated on the web page (Thing Speak) under different environments. Android application takes these readings from Thing Speak and provides notification of catastrophe to authenticate users. Receiver node placed at emergency center reads sensor’s information from Thing Speak and displays it over LCD where the buzzer will be alarmed in case of any catastrophe.
Supervisor: Engr. Nafeesa Bohra & Engr. Azam Rafique
Students: Ghulam Fiza Mirza, Sobia Rasheed, Uzair Uddin, Attique Rehman & Tooba Israr
ENERGY EFFICIENT SMART HOMEThis thesis focuses on managing and monitoring energy and by offering user friendly approach. This suggested system will replace current CFL lightening with LED based system and will offer most electric appliances to be controlled by Bluetooth-android application or web based interface. This thesis uses HC-06 Bluetooth module as a communicator between human and machine. The connection established using android mobile phone which can be used to be controlled from 1 to 15 meters’ distances. A Walk test was conducted on operational distance and response delay which was found as the user can operate with approximately 94% over the distance of 12 meter with average delay of 1.5 seconds, delay was observed lesser when distance was below 10 meter. This research also uses self-developed energy meter to measure current consumption of powered up devices. The energy meter was designed using ACS712 current sensor and constant voltage source as provided. The results obtained through LED lightening system compared to conventional tube lights and CFL bulbs were very lower and more energy was also saved after motion sensors. The result was conducted over the time period of 1 hour in order to measure energy consumed and it was found that LED provides 40.6% lesser consumption as compared to others and by sensing motion further 53.4% was saved. The result was compared with industrial clamp meter and accuracy was observed around 98%. These result suggests that LED lightening with motion sensors can save 50% electricity and more can be saved by using designed Mobile Application.
Supervisor: Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh & Engr. Mehran Mamonai
Students: Kiranti, Amir Ali Dahani, Avinash Malhi, Abdul Moiz & Hareem Memon
Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) has emerged as a new technology for E- health care that allows the data of a patient’s vital body parameters to be collected by small wearable sensors and communicated using short-range wireless communication techniques. WBAN aimed at launching an innovative mobile health care service supporting patients and health professional’s mobility and lowering health care costs. This thesis is based on the health care applications of WBAN’S – technically validated and fully functioning two E-Health devices IBOS and Hexoskin that are capable of measuring and continuously monitoring the health condition of people and information can be shared with remote care providers and hospitals. IBOS and Hexoskin are based on sensors which are wearable on bodies and are capable of measuring respiratory rate, breathing rate, pulse rate. We are testing both the devices on male and female bodies of different age groups and analyzing the results and testing the accuracy of both devices by comparing their results.
Supervisor: Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh
Students: Laraib Mughal, Sarrah Abid, Uroosa Gill, Sanaullah Sehwani, Zainulabidin Shaikh and Awais Illyas
A PRIORITY BASED WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORK FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENTWhen it comes to a catastrophe or a disaster, management in terms of handling the affected people can prevent a great loss. In this project, a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is proposed based on priorities. The WBAN of the affected person contains a set of different sensors, which measure the vital signs such as pulse rate, body temperature etc). The health status and the location of affected people is continuously being monitored based upon the threshold values, all the unusual activities will collectively be transmitted to the Central device through radio frequency transmitter. As the central device receives the sense data based upon the threshold values of the sensors, the collected data would be further sent to the Aggregator node (Arduino) through Radio Frequency Transmitter for data aggregation. The aggregator node counts the number of affected people and divides them in different categories or “priorities”. The priorities would be tagged as “Red or critical”, “Yellow and Less Critical”. The aggregator node transmits the data to the nearest Medical Health Service which is located with the help of GSM module. The GSM module further sent the information to the nearest hospital management. The hospital management would send aid according to the count and priorities assigned to the affected people hence manage accordingly. The proposed system would not only be helpful to rescue the people within the affected area but will also provide accurate information to the hospitals. Hence, management with respect to the accommodation of patients would be made accordingly, which will ultimately save human lives.
Supervisors: Engr. Nafeesa Bohra, Engr. Zuneera Umair & Engr. Umair Mujtaba Qureshi
Students: Imran Drigh, Iqra Aijaz & Abdul Qavi Sheikh
SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE OF BUILDINGS USING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS The development in the field of security and surveillance is increasing rapidly in the current era. Despite of all the technological advancement the human life is still at risk. In order to provide a secure environment for people, a security and surveillance system using wireless sensor networks is proposed.  The proposed system includes a camera and three different sensors (i.e., motion, smoke and gas) are deployed for sensing the physical parameters of the environment continuously at a server. We have also developed a threshold based algorithm for the sound and gas sensor after a critical study of the environment. If any disturbance is occurred (threshold condition matched) the nodes send the message on the server and administrator. We have tested our system in the Department of Telecommunication Engineering MUET and proved that the proposed system is a better initiative for the human safety. Results and analysis of the proposed system suggest that system should be installed in every educational institute to avoid any alarming situation.
Supervisor: Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh
Students: Rizwan Ahmed Kango, Aqeel Ahmed Sahito, Farooque Ahmed Junejo, Nadar Khan Soomro, G.H. Chandio & Erum Nizammani