The Engineering Design Project module is a creative and enjoyable module offered by the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Moratuwa. The new curricular—both electronic and telecommunication engineering and biomedical engineering—feature this new compulsory course module called Engineering Design Project in semester 2. The aim of this module is to provide a holistic view of the processes leading to design and manufacturing in electronic, telecommunication and biomedical engineering. The module trains the students on the use modularity and abstraction in solving engineering problems, applying basic engineering design principles, using design tools for electronic product prototyping, identifying various manufacturing processes involved in electronic product manufacture, designing a product prototype to comply with given technical specifications, and analyzing the performance and manufacturability of the developed prototype. This is the very start of the journey of engineering product design and manufacturing.
In this module four members were formed into teams and each team had to come up with a marketable electronic-related product that gives a solution to a prevailing problem in the society, they have to do marketing, PCB design, coding, enclosure design and all the stuff related to product manufacturing. There are a total of 30 groups (26 electronic and telecom groups and 4 biomedical groups) each focused on a specific field. This is a small description of selected products from those 30 products.
There was also a device that can indicate the remaining gas level of a LP gas cylinder. It is designed to help people monitor and manage their gas usage more efficiently. It will continuously measure and calculate the remaining gas percentage and display it on the mobile app, along with other analytics about gas usage. There were many more other exciting and innovative products that have design and created by ENTC undergraduates. Congratulate to all the teams who complete there project successfully.Read More
The final year project titled “Road Sign, Traffic Light and Static Object Detection for Self-Driving” won the Student Research Project of the Year Award and the Bronze Award for Tertiary Students Projects (Technology) at the National ICT Awards – NBQSA 2022. The project has also been nominated to APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Awards 2022 which will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from 7th to 11th December 2022.
The National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA), which is held by the British Computer Society for the past 24 years, provides recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka in the ICT domain. The Tertiary Students Projects (Technology) Award targets the best technical solutions proposed and implemented by undergraduates while the Student Research Project of the Year Award identifies the undergraduate project with the highest research impact.
The award winning project is focused on real time detection of traffic signs, traffic lights, lanes and road markings in a resource constrained environment. Three deep learning based detection frameworks have been developed to cater this requirement and the trained detection models have been optimized using TensorRT and integrated together to deploy as a complete static object detection system on an embedded system. In addition, two benchmark datasets have been created, one for traffic signs and traffic lights, and the other for road markings in the Sri Lankan domain. The research contributions of the project have been published as three papers in IEEE ICMLA 2021, IEEE/CVF WACV 2022 and IEEE IV Symposium 2022.Read More