Electrical & Electronic Engineering incorporates the design and development of devices, circuits and systems that are used in a wide range of high-tech products.

Applications: Smart-phones, anti-lock braking systems (ABS), photovoltaic (PV) systems & cardiac pacemakers.


Name: Migle Makelyte
Course: Electrical and Electronic EngineeringGenerating Electricity From Car Traffic Using Piezo Electric Sensors In The RoadPower is generated by harnessing the energy of passing traffic. Sensors will be integrated into the road so that when a vehicle travels over them the weight of the vehicle applies pressure to the sensors and so generates a voltage.


Name: Rob Finnerty
Course: Electrical and Electronic EngineeringCreating a Low Voltage Domestic Grid Using Solar PanelsMost homes receive a 220V AC supply from the ESB, but many domestic devices (phones, tvs, LED lighting, laptops) only require a 12V DC power supply. The AC supply needs to be converted to DC which results in energy loss. Rob is trying to create a low voltage DC supply for the home using solar panels.


Name: David Newell
Course: Electrical and Electronic EngineeringGenerating Electricty From Waste Water By Using Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC)The MFC uses bacteria to generate electricity in waste water. A chemical reaction causes protons and electrons to be released. These electrons flow through a circuit to create a small electrical current. This low power levels are then converted into a useful form.


Design of Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) circuit (2005 EE Project)

The aim of this project is to design, build and test a voltage regulator module circuit (VRM) that can be used to compare the performance of different magnetic component designs. The VRM will be used to convert the input voltage (typically 12V) to a lower level which will supply a microprocessor load e.g. the Intel Pentium.

State Space Control of a Magnetic Suspension System (2005 EE Project)

Magnetic levitation of a metallic sphere provides a visual demonstration, which motivates and inspires students to investigate and understand the fundamental principles of electrical engineering such as magnetic design, amplifier design, sensor and modern control theory. This projects deals with the state space control of a magnetic suspension system. The different approaches are the linear and the PWM methods. The modern control theory of state space control is applied to both of these systems.

Frequency-Domain Adaptive Filtering (2005 EE Project)

The objective of this project is to investigate the design and implementation of adaptive filter algorithms, with emphasis on their use in "system identification" problems.