Presentation Title

Ultrasonic Levitator

Faculty Mentor

Jayesh Bhakta

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

159

Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

Goals for this project were to research forces used for levitation to be applied in zero gravity environments. We researched ultrasound by building an ultrasonic levitator and experimented the levitation of liquids and solids. We were able to successfully build and program an ultrasonic levitator using Arduino and levitate small objects 2mm in diameter. We used the levitator to study sound waves and explore levitation through additional designs with ultrasound. Expansion of this project include improving upon the design, power and capacity of the levitator. After the completion of this project we are working to recreate the ultrasonic levitator using phased arrays and a 3D environment.

In the future we hope to direct research on semiconducting magnets and its application to the levitator for applications in zero gravity. We hope to conduct experiments using the ultrasonic levitator that manipulate liquids and solids for space related solutions. We hope to eventually test some of our experiments and original projects created for the levitator in a zero-gravity environment, potentially with these magnets.

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Ultrasonic Levitator

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Goals for this project were to research forces used for levitation to be applied in zero gravity environments. We researched ultrasound by building an ultrasonic levitator and experimented the levitation of liquids and solids. We were able to successfully build and program an ultrasonic levitator using Arduino and levitate small objects 2mm in diameter. We used the levitator to study sound waves and explore levitation through additional designs with ultrasound. Expansion of this project include improving upon the design, power and capacity of the levitator. After the completion of this project we are working to recreate the ultrasonic levitator using phased arrays and a 3D environment.

In the future we hope to direct research on semiconducting magnets and its application to the levitator for applications in zero gravity. We hope to conduct experiments using the ultrasonic levitator that manipulate liquids and solids for space related solutions. We hope to eventually test some of our experiments and original projects created for the levitator in a zero-gravity environment, potentially with these magnets.