Attended: Mengyuan, Creighton, Scott

  • Updates:
    • Soldered new microphones to tests
    • Began testing algorithm using the new microphones
      • recalculated coefficients for mapping wind speed to real time process output
      • calculated using single trials of 5 different wind speeds
      • New microphones were tested on a breadboard
      • Results are consistent - algorithm accurately determines wind speeds, but has fairly poor precision
  • To Do:
    • De-solder microphones from pcb and see if that fixes the original problem
  • Updates:
    • Transferred the filtering algorithm onboard the Teensy, so the results display immediately, without me having to copy the values and run the numbers through Python.
      • Using 1k samples, the results were pretty consistent (varies by around 1 microsecond). However, I noticed that the experiment was very sensitive to its surroundings. Even moving my hand around (about 2 feet away) was still enough to cause fluctuations in the results.
      • The good news is that if I keep my hands still, the results are pretty consistent.
    • Constructed a 40kHz square wave using a 555 timer and plan to use that to drive the transducer emitter.
  • To Do:
    • Gather some data using our current experimental setup.
    • Start implementing amplifier with the transducers so the Teensy can control the emitter.
    • Look into using high speed ADC found here: Only use a limited bit precision to try and get the highest speed.
    • Look into using thresholding to detect a wave, and then run some ADCs to determine the phase shift afterwards.


Contributing authors:

mwu snishihara

Created by mwu on 2017/03/18 01:00.

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