2012 EOL Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER) Internship Student Presentations

Please come and see what our SUPER interns have been working on this summer!

Wednesday August 8, 2012

1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

EOL Atrium (FL1-2198)


1:00 – 1:05      IntroductionNick Potts, EOL SUPER Internship Coordinator

1:05 – 1:25      Serializer   

Kaisar Ali, University of Maryland College Park

Abstract:  This job involves designing and building an interface between a sonic anemometer, an analog device and the ISFS data system. The sonic sends binary serial messages at a rate of 60messages/second. At the beginning of each record a sample must be taken from the analog device, scaled and an ascii representation attached to the end of the sonic message as it is forwarded to the data system. Output will be optional between two choices: serial RS232 or a Bluetooth radio module.

1:25 – 1:45      Field-Catalog Monitoring with Nagios 

Devin Brown, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Abstract: The project, Field-Catalog Monitoring with Nagios, focuses on developing a robust Ruby backend for use with the Nagios IT Infrastructure Monitoring Platform. This includes the creation of an automated and configurable system that checks incoming data streams for potential ingestion issues, and ultimately allows for a timely response with detailed notifications. 

1:45 – 2:05      Remote Control of Field Aircraft Instrumentation

                        Stephanie Fawaz, Harvey Mudd College

Abstract: Rather than board a cramped aircraft flying through all kinds of weather conditions to monitor and control instruments on the plane, clients can send commands and receive status updates from the ground about their instrument instead. This is done using a secure, encrypted TCP connection between a proxy client and the ground server and UDP datagrams sent from the ground server to the aircraft.

2:05 – 2:25       Building a UI for Easier Lidar Data Access

                        Taylor Hall, University of Colorado at Boulder

Abstract: Creating a graphic interface to allow for easier access to graphs of data collected by HSRL for those unfamiliar with the command-line interface.

2:25 – 2:45      Bluetooth Networking on Embedded Systems

                        Andrew Nelson, Colorado School of Mines

Abstract: This project focuses on wirelessly connecting Linux based data systems using Bluetooth networking. This is done over long ranges (up to 1 Kilometer) with multiple data systems connecting to one central hub. This Bluetooth network is intended to replace either a wired network or a standard Wi-Fi wireless network.

2:45 - 3:30       Refreshments and casual chat with SUPER interns

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement timing: 
August 3, 2012 to August 8, 2012