CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Electronics & Electromagnetics

Senior Division

Sunil K. Alexander, Grade 10
Fibonacci Solar Array vs. Regular Panels on a Roof
Advisor: Mr. Taylor Horspool
School: Yucaipa High School, Yucaipa, San Bernardino County
Cody A. Allen, Grade 11
Tyler J. Ferris, Grade 11
Data Transmission Using Visible Light
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Nicholas C. Batterman, Grade 11
Heat Pipe Cooled Thermoelectric Headlamp
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
S0904 — Honorable Mention
Dominic H. Catanzaro, Grade 10
Designing and Constructing Photonic Crystals at 2.4 GHz
Advisor: Mrs. Jessica Martin
School: Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, San Diego County
S0905 — Honorable Mention
Shiloh S. Curtis, Grade 12
Enabling Situational Awareness: A Hat-Based Hands-Free Haptic Navigational Aid for the Visually Impaired
Advisor: Dr. Youssef Ismail
School: Laughing Thunder Academy, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Rohan Dhesikan, Grade 9
An Apparatus for Enabling Long Flights with Drones Using Robotic Battery Replacement
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Amy Z. Dong, Grade 11
The Design of an Ultra-Lightweight Hybrid Solar-Powered Radio Controlled Aircraft
Advisor: Mr. John Olivares
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
Kelsi Dugas, Grade 10
Iryna Turchyn, Grade 10
Investigating Futuristic Ways of Frictionless Transportation: Is Quantum Levitation a Solution?
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Hannah A. Edge, Grade 9
3D-Printed Bluetooth Android-Based Spirometer with HIPAA-Compliant Secured Cloud Data Storage
Advisor: Mrs. Janet Kaehms
School: Dublin High School, Dublin, Alameda County
S0910 — Fourth Place
Robert C. Henning, Grade 11
The Exchange Improving Unit: An Auditory Device for Directional Filtering
Advisor: Dr. Angelika Termin
School: Mission Hills High School, San Marcos, San Diego County
S0911 — Honorable Mention
Anish G. Krishnan, Grade 10
Sniffing Shepherd: A Noninvasive Low-Cost Electronic Nose Breath Analyzer to Detect the Deadliest Cancer
Advisor: Ms. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Harrison M. Ku, Grade 10
Using Mechanical Models to Determine the Maximum Amount of Energy Gathered from the Human Footstep
Advisor: Mr. Tinh Tran
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Erik N. Lamp, Grade 12
DC/DC Hybrid Converter for High Power Energy Harvesting
Advisor: Mr. Charles Lamp
School: Lincoln (Abraham) High School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
David K. Legg, Grade 12
Britny A. Patterson, Grade 12
Coil Conundrum
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
S0915 — Honorable Mention
Janet M. Liu, Grade 11
F=-kv? The EM Parachute
Advisor: Mr. Zhen Hua Liu
School: Aragon High School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
S0916 — Third Place
Nilay B. Mehta, Grade 11
Using Electromyographic Technology and Voice Control to Create a Cost-Effective Prosthetic Arm
Advisor: Ms. Joan Elliott
School: Irvine High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0917 — Honorable Mention
George D. Morgan, Grade 12
A Multi-Architectural Approach to the Development of Embedded Hardware: A Second Year Study
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Bowns
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S0918 — Honorable Mention
Neil Movva, Grade 12
(In)security Everywhere: Machine Learning Assisted Deep Power Analysis Fundamentally Defeats Software Cryptography
Advisor: Mr. Ken Schmahl
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Rajiv Movva, Grade 9
A Novel Use of RC Circuits to Build a Low-Cost and Non-Invasive Respiratory Monitor
Advisor: Mr. Chris Spenner
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Gustavo Padilla, Grade 12
RFID Theremin: Music with No Limits
Advisor: Mrs. Isela Padilla
School: Mount Diablo High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
Manjit Ruprem, Grade 10
Frequency-Distance Analysis of Two- and Four-Coil Based Wireless Power Transfer Systems under Resonance
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Buchanan (Floyd B.) High School, Clovis, Fresno County
Conrad W. Safranek, Grade 10
Compass Belt: Utilizing Neuroplasticity and Digital Signal Processing to Improve Self-Navigation
Advisor: Mrs. Amanda Alonzo
School: Nueva Upper School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
S0923 — Second Place
Vasily A. Tremsin, Grade 9
Can I See It if I Cannot Hear It? Real-Time Visualization of Incoming Sound for People with Hearing Disabilities
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanna Jackman
School: Campolindo High School, Moraga, Contra Costa County
Maya Varma, Grade 11
A Wireless Smartphone-Based System for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Illnesses
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Hughes
School: Presentation High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Austin S. Veseliza, Grade 10
Touch to Talk: Wearable Tech Glove to Enable Speech Impaired Persons to Communicate with Strangers in Public
Advisor: Mrs. Amanda Alonzo
School: Nueva Center for Learning, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
S0926 — First Place
Vanessa Wang, Grade 9
Little Insect Project (Inspired by DARPA LittleDog Project)
Advisor: Mr. Joshua Baker
School: American High School, Fremont, Alameda County
Alexander Woodside, Grade 10
Creating an Accurate Temperature Sensor Incorporating a Thermistor and Arduino Uno
Advisor: Mr. Jim Bock
School: Mountain Oaks School, San Andreas, Calaveras County

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