Smart animal control

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    Dr. Heifeida Mohamed

Team Name Rich Ranchers
Duration FALL 2018 - SPRING 2019
Faculty Adviser
  • Dr.Feng Li
  • Dr.Karl Jason
  • Dr. Hefeida Mohamed
Team Members
  • Yixun Qian
  • Wenhao Chen
  • Dan Zhang
  • Ziqi Zhang

The goal of the project is to design a control device to control the livestocks in the rancher away from an exclusive region,providing a non-gps, low power consumption and low cost solution.

Problem Definition[edit]


Nowadays,many companies had provide solutions of GPS virtual fening siystems in order to remove the high cost iron fences, providing possibilty to control livestocks outside the rancher with mbile devices.However, in some rancher away from city, it might be hard to recceive gps and internet signal. This would cause gps/internet based control system failing.
In order to build a wireless control system in such area, we are going to build a non-gps/internet device to replace existed physical fences.



Design Considerations[edit]

The rancher require a wireless control system without gps or internet access,so we first consider some wireless signal options.At the begining we list sevral approaches(Wifi,ZIgbee,Bluetooth,NFC,nRF24l01),after comparison we exclude wifi(too much bandwith for our purpose compare to zigbee),Bluetooth(HIgher power consumption),and combined nRF and nfc into nRf24le1 + RFID.
With Zigbee,we're aiming at creating a local internet in order to communicate device on livestocks and the base stations.With this option,Hopefully we can develop a RSSI function thus we can know where the livestock located. Onther other hand, the nRf24le1 option leaves us lower power consumption since the device on the livestock,RFID,is an half-passive device(according onr of our member suggested).Also,this choice might provider lager transmittion range.

Project Learning[edit]


Specific Project Plan

  • 03 Sep 2018 to 10 Sep First instructor team meeting
  • 03 Sep 2018 to 17 Sep Clinet interview questions
  • 10 Sep 2018 to 22 Sep Information Gathering
  • 24 Sep 2018 to 08 Oct Snap shot presentation
  • 17 Sep 2018 to 22 Oct Concept Generation
  • 15 Oct 2018 to 22 Oct Modeling
  • 22 Oct 2018 to 12 Nov Trouble shooting
  • 22 Oct 2018 to 12 Nov Wikipage development(Draft)
  • 05 Nov 2018 to 26 Nov Concept Verification
  • 23 Nov 2018 to 10 Dec Design review Presentation
  • 23 Nov 2018 to 10 Dec Design review

Final Design[edit]


Requirement Test Test subject Target Date Result recommendation
Debug codes to be ready for simulation run-through Test in simulation enviroment codes 11/2018 Got the code,ready for testing Need test on real board
Burn the program in to the device Finishing burn in procedure and be ready for device testing Program wirter and Chip Test board 11/2018-12/2018 waiting for the device to arrive TBD
Test the transmittion range of chips Test the transmittion range both inside and outside building transceiver module 11/2018-12/2018 (asap after device arrived) TBD TBD
Power consumption test Test the power down and active poer consumption transceiver and testboard TBD TBD TBD

Team Members[edit]

[[File: |180px|thumb|left]] Ziqi Zhang

Major: Electriacl Engineering
Hometown: Suzhou,China
Graduation Date:2019 spring
Future Goals:

[[File: |180px|thumb|left]] Yixun Qian

Major:Electriacl Engineering
Graduation Date:2019 spring
Future Goals:

[[File: |180px|thumb|left]] Dan Zhang

Major:Electriacl Engineering
Graduation Date:
Future Goals:

[[File: |180px|thumb|left]] Wenhao Chen

Major: Electriacl Engineering
Graduation Date:2019 spring
Future Goals:

Additional Documentation[edit]

Project Schedule


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