UVIC Group #12


Self Powered

Wind Sensor

Sponsored by: AXYS Technologies and Environmental Systems




Upcoming Events and Deadlines

January 12th, 2005

  • First Class Meeting, Elliot 062, 6 - 7pm. Deadline for submission of approved project.

January 17th, 2005

  • Progress Report #1 is due.

March 2nd, 2005

  • Midterm Review Meeting, Elliot 062, 6 - 7pm.

March 7th, 2005

  • Progress Report #2 is due.

April 1st, 2005

  • Poster Presentation and Project Demonstration       4pm Engineering Building Lobby.

April 8th, 2005

  • Final Report and Web design is to be due.


This website was designed as part of the ELEC 499b course requirements for the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Victoria.  ELEC 499b is composed off in BSS2's case 3 students to design, implement and test a project which is approved by UVIC's Electrical Engineering Department.  BSS2 was fortunate to be sponsored by a local company to research and develop the self powered wind sensor project.

All of the lab work and testing involved with this project was completed at Camosun College.  A special thanks goes out to their Electronic Engineering Technology Department for letting us use their equipment and facilities to get the project completed, and for helping us with any questions we presented.

The project was sponsored by AXYS Environmental Systems. AXYS Environmental Systems (AXYS), a division of AXYS Technologies Inc., is a Canadian company specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of environmental monitoring systems.  AXYS is a world leader in meteorological, oceanographic and water quality data acquisition systems.  AXYS also manufactures ship and land-based environmental stations to measure parameters in water and air.  Without AXYS as the sponsor for this project, BSS2 would have to had to do an alternate project, and for that we would like to thank AXYS Technologies and Environmental Systems, namely Mr. Reo Phillips for all his help and support.

BSS2 in conjunction with AXYS Environmental Systems was to determine if the RM young model 05103 was capable of generating enough power to supply all the necessary loads that would accompany the unit in becoming wireless.  If the unit did generate suffice power, then electronic circuitry would have to be designed and built to store the energy in a storage device.  If the device wasn't adequate in generating sufficient power then an alternate means of energy would have to be investigated and designed.

Our UVIC project supervisor is Dr. Subhasis Nandi, and BSS2 would like to thank Dr. Nandi for his help and support during the entire phase of the project.  His help and good judgment was really appreciated and helpful.

Most of our components were supplied from Texas Instruments.  They donated numerous free samples and made the cost of the project reasonable.  Texas Instruments not only gave out free samples, they also covered all shipping costs associated with getting the chips Couriered to Victoria from The United States.  Due to their generosity and cooperation throughout the project BSS2 would like to thank Texas Instruments for not only making the project more affordable, but also for making the components very easy to obtain.


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