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The proposed R&D project aims to build a working prototype of a cost efficient solar thermal electricity generation system. Starting with research on individual electrical and mechanical components, the goal is to achieve a design which can be commercially produced and manufactured within the country (using 90% or above indigenous production capability and off the shelf components), is reliable and largely serviceable by minimal training of existing technicians in urban and rural areas of Pakistan. Two prototype systems will be commercially built and deployed to verify and fine-tune the design parameters. A byproduct of such systems is residual heat energy that can be used to heat buildings in winter, provide hot water year round and drive air-conditioning systems in the summer.
Arrhythmia and Sudden Death Syndrome Detection Hybrid Network based Telemedicine System
(Funded by ICT)
Increasing number of heart patients and swelling statistics of mortality rate due to cardiac problems demand an efficient system pertinent to cardiac care at every level of health centre. One of the tools of cardiac monitoring is electrocardiography commonly known as ECG. Dilemma is that despite the installation of hundreds of ECG machines in hospitals and clinics throughout the country, patients with severe arrhythmic abnormalities are often misdiagnosed or mistreated. This usually happens in rural areas due to unavailability of expert cardiologists at the ECG monitoring station. No doubt cardiologists cannot be present at every ECG station but in this era of sophisticated Communication & Information Technology, ECG from patients with cardiac risk can be provided to experts at Cardiac Centers in Central Hospitals. Further to this, there is a dearth of high resolution ECG machines. The analysis from a high resolution ECG can help in diagnosis of sudden death phenomena in potential patients of Cardiac Arrest.
Massively Parallel Fingerprint Recognition System Architecture For Performing Multi Million Matches Per Second
(Funded by ICT)
The National ICT R&D Fund (http://www.ictrdf.org.pk/) has been working jointly with the industry and the academia since its establishment. Apart from the projects being transferred from the PTCL R&D Fund, many projects are initiated by the National ICT R&D fund itself. The National ICT R&D Fund has facilitated a large number of projects by providing funds for the successful execution of these projects. One of these research projects initiated by Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) is to develop a Massively Parallel Fingerprint Recognition System Architecture for Performing Multi Million Marches per Second.
Development of the Aircraft In-Flight Structural Loads Computer Software
Every commercial or military fixed-wing aircraft manufacturer has to pass its structural design through a minimum acceptable means of compliance as stated in aviation regulations. The commercial aircraft industry, both large and light aircraft manufacturers, has to comply with both American Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) CS standards. In these aviation standards the subpart C defines all those sets of in-flight and ground loads conditions through which the aircraft structural design should withstand during the service. These defined loading conditions are very extensive in nature as these are defined at every flight condition (i.e. different altitudes and airspeeds, maneuvers, landing conditions, flaps extended or extracted, atmospheric turbulence or gust, and etc.) that an aircraft can face during its operation. Due to the extensive nature of the loading conditions what to talk of light or large aircraft a simple home-built very light aircraft structural design may have to pass through more than 3000 load cases. The loads calculation requires automated standard computer software that should simulate all these loading conditions as prescribed in the aviation standards. Otherwise loads calculation through manual means is a hectic task and prone to serious errors.