Friday, July 27, 2012

STiAE Report

Two students Mr. BRITTO PAUL LOUIS and Mr. C. MUKUND from the Department of Automobile Engineering were sent to Germany to attend the training program.  The training program started on July 2, 2012 and will continue till July 20, 2012. The program is being conducted by Steinbeis Transfer centre for Automotive Engineering Esslingen, at Esslingen University, Stuttgart, Germany.
The course includes the following topics:
  • Vehicle technology.
  • Power electronics and electric drives.
  • Advanced internal combustion engine system.
  • Transmission control.
  • Automatic transmission and hybrid transmission.
  • Fuel cell and other alternative car concepts.
  • Why car structures fail?
  • Two excursions days.
  • Finally two examinations for the students.
The students have contacted the department and the faculty over phone and informed about the training and further information will be given after the students come back from Germany.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Think different For Differently Able

Hindustan University Designs an Auto Exclusively For Differently Able Persons

It is obvious and beyond doubt that globalization and the new economic policy have made tremendous inroads and ultimately changed the face of the Indian economy. Newer and newer products are being introduced day in and day out both customary and in tune with the end users’ choice as well.

Chennai, already branded as the ‘Detroit of India’ with numerous multinational auto giants has now yet another innovation to feel proud by adding a diamond to the already stunning golden crown. Yes. The renowned Hindustan University that already boasts of several firsts to its credit has now come to the rescue of differently able persons with its new innovation.

The designing of an auto rickshaw exclusively for the differently able persons is the brain child of Mr Kamala Kannan, Assistant Professor at Hindustan University. We have with us here Mr Kamala Kannan to speak more about his product and what prompted him for such a novel creation.

‘I am a disabled man having lost both my legs. How do you address me as differently able when I am crippled without legs?’ The question stirred ripples in me and I kept on asking myself as to how to make him feel good that he too is definitely a differently able person. ‘Necessity is the basis of invention’ goes the famous adage. And this was how an idea to innovate an auto exclusively for differently able person was born’ says Mr Kamala Kannan.

‘My department head Prof Subramanian’s guidance and support extended by college administration enthused me a lot in this innovation. I am grateful to them but for which this product would not have seen the light of the day. The auto driver’s original seat was removed and a small wheel chair was installed in its place. A ‘Joy stick’ was introduced to control the wheel chair’s operation.

A small lift fitted with BMTC electric motor was also placed to effectively move the wheel chair in and out of the driver’s cabin. The lift has been designed in such a way to withstand up to 400 kg weight. The battery once charged can activate the lift to and fro for 40 times without any interruption. In conventional autos the accelerator and clutch will be operated by hands and the brake by legs. The specialty of our innovation is that the accelerator, brake and clutch can all be operated by hands alone, which is a boon for the lame who have lost both their legs’ adds Mr Kamala Kannan.
I wish differentially able persons should make use of this golden opportunity and get in touch with the authorities concerned to get their recommendation certificates for obtaining driving licenses’ continues Mr Kamala Kannan.

Though the design may appear to be quite easy it took nearly a year for me to complete the design.

All India Council for Technical Education sanctioned Rs. 6 lacs from their funds and encouraged me in my innovation and designing activities for which I am grateful to them. The test drive of my newly designed auto was conducted from Kelambakkam where our college is located to Porur, a route that is prone to heavy traffic.

A differentially able person was engaged to test drive my auto. He was fully convinced and replied the performance of my auto as ‘Super’ in a single word. This single word speaks volumes and stands a testimony to my credentials. But he had only one problem. Entering and exit passage was quite narrow and wished that it be enlarged. But the problem is not with the auto but the total designing of the auto itself. Only a diesel run auto will have 24” space for free mobility but a petrol driven auto will obviously have a narrow entrance. Since government does not permit diesel driven autos in metros including Chennai my option was remote. I had to choose only a petrol driven auto for my designing purpose. My sincere request now to the government authorities is to permit autos to run on diesel that will be enable the differently able persons also to drive my newly designed autos’ concludes Mr Kamala Kannan.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wall Climbing Robot

Student’s Name : Mr. Prabhakaran
Supervisor’s Name : Mr. G. Muthu Kumaran , Associative Professor, Mr. S. Janakiraman, Assistant Professor (SG)


This project selected as one of the Best New Innovative Project by Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) functioning under National Council of Science Museums , Ministry of culture ,Govt of India and won Second Prize with a cash award of Rs 15000/- at the INNOVATION HUB INFOCOM 2011 – 12 Exhibition, Kolkata during 8th to 11th December,2011.

Wall Climbing Robot works with SUCTION principle with four legged SUCTION CUPS.


The robots mainly consist of three parts: A vacuum pump, a suction mechanism and a driving mechanism. Basic conditions that the robots can adhere to and move reliably on a vertical surface are first established, then the suction cups with a rigidity formula for the vertical movement is obtained.

We have created a robot that can run up a wall as smooth as glass and onto the ceiling at a rate of six centimeters a second.

In addition the robot uses a high definition wireless camera to send images of the inspected element.

1. Cleaning of High-rise buildings
2. Inspection of cylindrical steel Nuclear Storage Tanks.

Rs. 2, 00, 000


Monday, July 9, 2012

Inspired by his father : Young Pradip Chandren from Tamil Nadu, An IPS officer in the making

Name: M J Pradip Chandren
Date of Birth: 23/09/1985

I was born in Tiruvanamalai district of Tamil Nadu. My father, M Jeychandren, who hails from a humble family from a hamlet near Thanjavur, toiled against the odds and cleared the Civil Services examination. My mother Chitra is a housewife. I was raised in Chennai in a middle class family.
After completing my 12th standard, I was lucky to get into a premier institution – Hindustan College of Engineering and that too in the course of my choice- Mechanical Engineering. My time in Hindustan’s sprawling campus has left an indelible impression in my life. It was here that I learnt life’s most valuable lessons, faced my very first challenges, and found my lifelong buddies. Four years rolled on, and when I passed out in 2006, I was ready to face the world, ready to toil and succeed. Right out of college I had set my goal in aiming for the top civil services of the country. My father, who was an IRAS officer, has been my primary inspiration. Having grown up seeing my father and his colleagues living the bureaucratic life, I was determined to make it into the very same elite club. Though I was successful in my very first attempt and appeared for the final interview I had missed the final tally by a whisker. My parents and my younger sister Divya were a constant source of support and they encouraged me to never give up on my dreams. With unrelenting efforts, support from family and encouragement from my friends, I have been  successful in making it to IAS/IPS in the 2011 edition of the Civil Services examination. Tomorrow, when I embark on my Civil Service career after my ensuing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussorie, I shall definitely carry the fond memories of my Hindustan days, knowledge and wisdom imparted to me by my professors and cherish them forever.

Mr.Ashok Verghese (Director-Hindustan University) congratulating Mr.Pradip Chandren(on the right facing us) 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Information Security in Web Using Steganography

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Dept : MCA
Project Guide : Mr. N. Sivakumar

HTTP does not secure its requests and responses. Using Man-in-the-Middle attack, it is possible to alter the HTTP communication, while it still would look authentic. This can be a problem, if you download data such as PGP key, TOR client, access banking services on-line, or when there is an interest to filter what you can read on the Internet. It should be noted that under particular circumstances, it is possible to attack HTTPS secured communication successfully. This paper proposes a steganography scheme that can be used to provide security at the Network Layer.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Design and Development of Three Wheeler For Physically Challenged

Student’s Name : Dhilip Kumar A., Kannan T., Dhamothar S.
Department : Automobile
Supervisor’s Name : Mr. K. Kamalakkannan, Asst. Professor

The project was taken up having the differently able (disability with legs) in mind–such a person can use this three-wheeler to make a living. The idea revolves around the concept of modifying the driver’s cabin of the auto rickshaw to accommodate a wheel chair, which can be held in place providing the comfort and the necessary safety to the driver. The controls are tailor made to make the fully operable by hands alone. Some of the specialized modification include incorporating a continuously varying transmission which relives the driver from the pain of constant gear shifting enabling him to do more with his hands, the brake is modified to be operated by hand in place of the clutch, a flip type door is employed for easy ingress and egress from the vehicle and a locking mechanism is provided for the wheel chair to enable utmost safety. The body of the standard vehicle are modified to have all such amenities- the dashboard, cabin floor region are fabricated specially for use in this vehicle.

The project taken up with all its features will be of great help to the differently able to live the independent lifestyle just like anybody else.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Design and Development Of All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

Department : Automobile

Student’s Name : Hari Prasan Dash,
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Student Name : Santhosh
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Supervisor’s Name : Mr. K. Kamalakkannan, Asst. Professor


This project is concerned with the design and fabrication of All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as per BAJA SAEINDIA standards. Using CATIA V5, the model is created, which is fulfilling the guidelines of BAJA SAEINDIA rules. Infront SLA wishbone and rear McPherson Strut are fixed. The virtual model of ATV was converted into real time. A flange coupling was designed, modeled and fabricated to couple the gear box with the engine. The additional safety future of the vehicle is provision of transmitter and receiver that allows communication with team members on the track. The additional future of the vehicle is the insulation of the exhaust to retain the temperature with the exhaust system that is increases the overall efficiency of the engine. The weight of the vehicle is kept for a minimum of 280kg. This project won Rs. 40,000/- cash award in the BAJA SAEINDIA competition in less weight and sustainable category.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Solar Powered Glider

Dept. : Aeronautical
Students Name : Amith Shanker P ,
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Students Name : Asharaf S,
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Students Name : Athul Krishna
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Students Name : Aneesh P ,
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Course : B.E-Aeronautical Engineering
Supervisor’s Name : Mr.A.J.Arun Jeyaprakash

This project deals with airplane using battery power and solar energy as their source of energy for more than 24 hours of flight. Using solar panels, they collect sun's energy during the day for immediate use and store the remaining part for the night flight. Its major advantage lies in the fact that it is simple and versatile, which makes it applicable to a large range of airplanes of different wing spans. The design methodology is based on mass balances occurring during level flight. Finally, various additional possibilities to improve the endurance of a solar airplane are addressed.

The ability of an aircraft to fly during a much extended period of time has become a key issue for civilian aviation and UAVs application at high altitudes that require remaining airborne for a long period of time includes:

i. Communication platform for mobile devices
ii. Weather research and forecast
iii. Environmental monitoring

The target endurance is achieved with the help of a system composed of many subsystems that continuously exchange energy. Solar powered aircrafts are the solution to meat above requirements. The objective of the project is to study the feasibility of solar powered flight and to develop a fully functional prototype.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

India’s 1st and World’s 14th Andro Humanoid with 32 DOF

Name : Shyam.R.Nair
Course : ME (Process Control and Instrumentation Engineering)
Guide : Prof. Manjula Pramod
Dept : Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
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SAM is an Andro Humanoid Robot which uses Cascaded Computational Intelligence. SAM has 32 degrees of freedom. He is the first of his kind in India and 14th in the world.

SAM has legs but moves with the help of wheels and hence he can only move in a plane surface. SAM has 11 joints including the hip, neck, jaw, shoulders, elbow, wrist and finger. SAM can be controlled using voice commands and it is unbounded wireless control as he uses high speed internet for communication with the human master.

SAM V0.0 is not designed for a specific application, instead, he will be used as a model for developing the higher versions which will be integrated with more and more features. SAM can rotate his hip and neck and can speak due to the freedom of jaw movement. He uses right hand for giving shake hands, picking some objects, etc. He uses the left hand for shooting down a target.

SAM can be controlled by human master from round the world with the fulfillment of certain basic conditions. The main intention in the future works on SAM will be to develop an andro humanoid robot which will work in harmony with the human master.

Scientists of Tomorrow

Hindustan Innovation Factory an arm of Hindustan University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department conducted an “in-camera” session on the innovations leading to societal benefits. The department, since its inception has been striving hard to bring out the best of talent, creativity and entrepreneurial skills of graduating students in mentoring them as “ SCIENTISTS OF TOMORROW “.

The exploration through research and scientific application has been the main academic pursuit the departments of Aero, Auto, ECE, EIE, Mech, MCA and IT under the guidance and supervision of highly qualified and most valued members of faculty. Hindustan University is putting in significant efforts to bring forth these innovations in channelizing them to the societal benefit.

In the introductory speech the Registrar emphasized that all innovations should either benefit society or industry. In an address by the Special Invitee, Mr. Dhorai Thodla mentioned idea is the child of innovation and that leads to a greater society by practical application. As a Mentor and Guide for many in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, Mr. Dhorai said he always insists on resourcing for the materialization of the ideas with effective execution.

The Hindustan innovation factory is a platform for innovative ideas and creations. It focuses on helping up-coming inventors, idea generations, entrepreneurship and green technologies. The Hindustan innovation factory promotes entrepreneurship and student startups on campus. The e-cell as a part of the NEN on campus with the Hindustan innovation Factory gives students the guidance and mentor to help upcoming starters.

The Innovation factory conducted the press conference regarding the innovations by students from different departments. There was a session consisting of presentations which focused on the varied innovations brought out through the factory. Significant among them were a project on Robotics which is India’s first Andro humanoid Robot with 32 degrees of freedom. In another project group of final year UG students from Aero made a Solar Powered Glider which is significant in the current contest of rising fuel prices and power shortages. A final year student from the Department of MCA presented on Internet Security using Steganography attached to http protocol. The break-through innovation was a Three Wheeler Auto for Physically Challenged which was highly appreciated for the scope of livelihood to many who really need to get such support. A group of automobile students gave presentation on the developed ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) which was on the lines of BAJA, USA. Students from final year of UG & PG presented on the occasion.

Also present on the occasion were Ms. Vishnu Priya, Head – NEN, Chennai, Dr. K. Sarukesi, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Pon Ramalingam, Registrar, Mr. Bruce D. Miller, Entrepreneurship Head and Mr. Venu Menon, Head – Innovation and Dy Director.