Detail of the student project

Topic:Acoustic levitation
Supervisor:Tomáš Michálek
Announce as:PTO
Description:A goal of this project is to design and build a device for acoustic levitation. An array of ultrasonic transducers would be used to levitate a small polystyrene bead and possibly to steer it along a defined trajectory. As an inspiration may serve the work of Asier Marzo et al. presented in the following video (, but also many more similar projects.

The project involves:
* mathematical modeling - create a control oriented model of the system
* control design - optimization based control
* electronic design - creating a driving circuitry (possibility to use existing prototyping boards like Arduino, etc.)
* mechanical design - making a frame enabling assembly of the transducer array
* experiments with the assembled setup (hopefully show the levitation of the bead)
Max.number of students:5
Booked students:Jan-Jakub Šenkeřík, Michal Tlamicha

Warning: the registration to the PTO can be canceled only by supervisor.
Responsible person: Petr Pošík