Research cell

Dean Research and Development:
Prof. Dr. Mrs. Vrunda A. Joshi
Professor in Electrical Engineering

Research Co-ordinators

Department Research-Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering Prof. G. S. Modak
Department of Electrical Engineering Prof. M. P. Bhawalkar
Department of Printing Engineering Prof. Dr. Akshay Joshi
Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Prof. Dr. Y. B. Thakare
Department of Computer Engineering Prof. Mrs.  Urmila  M. Kalshetti
Department of Information Technology Prof. Mrs. D. T. Varpe
Department of Applied Science Prof. Dr. Mrs. Shrilekha Ghatte
Department of Civil Engineering Prof. M.S. Kore

PhD Research Centers

There are PhD Research Center at following Departments
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Printing Engineering
  • The faculty members of PVG’s COET, Pune has bagged research awards from various recognized organizations. The details are as follows

    ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition

    Title of Project : Stair Climbing Platform driven by Conjugate Wheels
    Award : ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition Graduate Category, Mechanisms Division, Third Place Award
    Level (State/national/International) : International
    Frequency of Award : Yearly
    Organization : American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Date of Award : August 2014
    Awardee/s : Girish Sudhir Modak and Dr. Manmohan M. Bhoomkar AVCOE Research Center and Staff at PVG’s COET, Pune.
    Abstract with photo/video :

    The average human age is increased and a common problem that the elderly people are facing is ‘impaired mobility’. New policies continue to make newly built areas accessible to disabled, but old buildings can’t be re-developed because they are without elevators. So ‘Staircase Climbing Wheelchair’ is a need of day. Many designs are already converted into the actual products but they are not cost effective or affordable. This project proposes a new and most importantly ‘Affordable’ design of a stair-climbing capable mechanism for the wheelchairs for elderly or disabled. Stair Lift is one more application in which this configuration can be adopted to avoid Back-Slip

    AVISHKAR (Maharashtra State Inter-University Research Convention) Teachers Category, Engineering and Technology Section

    Title of Project : Staircase Climbing Platform driven by Conjugate Wheels
    Award : AVISHKAR (Maharashtra State Inter-University Research Convention) Teachers Category, Engg and Technology Section, Second Rank Award
    Level (State/national/International) : State
    Frequency of Award : Yearly
    Organization : Government of Maharashtra
    Date of Award : 23 January 2015
    Awardee/s : Girish Sudhir Modak and Dr. Manmohan M. Bhoomkar Staff at PVG’s COET, Pune
    Abstract with photo/video :

    Many old buildings in the densely populated areas of society are without elevators. The task of climbing stairs is a major challenge for physically handicapped people or for elderly people due to the age dependent ‘impaired mobility’. To transfer material from ground floor to upper levels is another challenge for even a normal bodied person living in old and high buildings without elevators. So ‘Staircase Climbing Platform’ is a need of the day, at least in the developing countries. The platform is to serve the purpose of chassis. Depending upon the body that is built on it, the different versions like ‘Staircase Climbing Wheel-chair’ or ‘Staircase Climbing Trolley for transfer of material’ can be derived. They are also useful in the buildings with lifts, in case of unavailability of power backup. The designs which are already developed in this regard are not cost effective. This proposal is a new, innovative, simple but ‘affordable’ design of stair-climbing platform and is a complete new application of the ‘Gear Generation’ principle. It uses wheels with their profile similar to a ‘Pinion Gear’, perfectly conjugate to the staircase profile, treating it as a ‘Rack’. Due to the elimination of complicated parts and transmission elements, it is easily adaptable to develop low cost platform with stair climbing ability.

    Maharashtra State Inter University Research Competition ‘Avishkar-2011-2012’

    Title of Project: Development of Artificial Tool for Assessing Volatile Price of Electric Power under Deregulated Environment
    Award : First Prize under Ph.D Category at Maharashtra State Inter University Research Competition ‘Avishkar-2011-2012’,held during 13th -15th Jan 2012 at Shivaji University, Kolhapur, organized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and represented Pune University. 
    Level : National
    Frequency of Award : Yearly
    Organization : Association of Indian University (AIU)
    Date of Award : 15th January 2012
    Awardee : Mrs Surekha R Deshmukh
    Abstract :

    For every state utility in India, along with state owned generation there are two major sources of power available to fulfill the load demand. They are, Central Govt owned generation i.e. central sector generation and power purchased from power trading market.

    For optimum scheduling additional sources of power need to be incorporated in the generation scheduling algorithm, along with their individual cost functions.

    In India, power available from central sector generators is charged through frequency dependant tariff called Availability Based Tariff (ABT) and power available at market is charged with Market Clearing Price (MCP). In the present work, the feasibility of incorporating power available at market as ‘market generation’ while preparing a day ahead schedule is established. The incorporation of frequency dependant central sector generation as ‘grid generator’ is  reported. Thus, optimum scheduling problem becomes distributing load amongst internal generators, central sector generator and power market, with appropriate cost functions to minimize cost of generation.

    The objective of work is to develop suitable Artificial Intelligent Tool to ascertain the randomly varying parameters such as frequency, price of power and integrate them for generation scheduling task to derive commercial as well as technical benefits.

    State level Competition of Industrial and Research Projects for Faculty Members, Dipex 2013

    Title of Project : Development of Artificial Intelligence Tool for Assessing the Volatile Wind Power under Restructured Indian Power Sector
    Award : First rank in State level Competition of Industrial and Research Projects for Faculty Members, Dipex 2013, during 6-13 March 2013, Pune, participated under Ph.D category. The prize includes Rs. 50,000/- and certificate.
    Level : State
    Frequency of Award : Yearly
    Date of Award : 13th March 2013
    Awardee : Mrs Surekha R Deshmukh
    Abstract :

    Developments in the last two decades in power system introduced many technological and conceptual changes in the Power Sector. The power is available from conventional generation, purchasing or selling power from or to the market, buying power from other utilities (mainly Central Sector Plants in India) and from renewable energy sources such as wind. But the availability of renewable generation and the price of power available from central sector plants and power trading market are not certain and change randomly from time to time. Anticipating and incorporating the uncertainties in the generation and price of power from alternative sources of power, pose a challenge in the day ahead activity. The present work addresses this issue.

    Day ahead Wind Power Estimation :- The available generation from conventional energy sources using stored resources or stored water is quite controlled, predictable and almost constant in nature. However the non-conventional energy sources are intermittent in nature due to uncertainty in the fuel availability. The uncertainty associated with wind speed and hence in wind power generation needs to be analyzed. ANN is developed to predict wind speed and wind power using typical representative data of Wind Park installed by SUZLON Energy Group as a case study. The applicability of ANN for predicting wind power generation is revalidated.

    Patents

    A process for Bio-synthesizing metal Nano-Particles

    Patents Received : A process for Bio-synthesizing metal Nano-Particles
    Application No : 2015101419
    Date of Publication : 12/11/2015
    Date of Filing : 29/9/2015
    Type of patent : Australian
    Applicant Name : Kardile Amey Vittal (Student, Mechanical Engg. PVG COET), Ghotekar Suresh
    URL : http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/applicationDetails.do?applicationNo=2015101419
    Abstract :
    In accordance with the present invention a process for bio-synthesizing the metal nano particles is disclosed. The bio-synthesized metal nano-particles of the present invention can be employed against human pathogens, in particular, Bacillus Subtilis and Escherichia coli or used as absorbing material for absorbing hydrocarbon based oil, which is at least one selected from the group consisting of crude oil, bio-oil, refined oil, paraffins and olefins.

    An Automatic Male/Female Adaptor Engaging/ Disengaging Device

    Patents Received : An Automatic Male/Female Adaptor Engaging/ Disengaging Device
    Application No : 2016101875
    Date of Publication : 1/12/2016
    Publication Number : 201621014015
    Date of Filing : 22/4/2016
    Type of patent : Australian
    Applicant Name : Kabra Tejas Sanjay, (Student, Mechanical Engineering, PVG COET), Kardile Amey Vittal. (Student, Mechanical Engineering, PVG COET)
     URL : http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/applicationDetails.do?applicationNo=2016101875
    Abstract :
    Once again POWER WASTED BY OVER CHARGING has raised a serious issue which leads to damage the various electronic gadget if charged for quite long and may burn and/or explode. This may not only cause permanent damage to mobile but also to humans and property. Today, we are using numerous devices, both electronic and mechanical, for various purposes in industries, Boiler plant, etc where human interference is not possible. Also heavy current due to SHORT-CIRCUIT causes excessive heating which results in fire or explosion. Sometimes short-circuit takes the form of an arc and causes considerable damage to the system. If the voltage remains low for even a few seconds, the consumer's motors may be shut down and generators on the power system may become unstable. For this None of the present system removes the plug/adapter mechanically/physically from respective socket automatically  Working principle of the invented device essentially comprise a set of components so configured that would allow to engage and/or disengage male/female plugs/pins from respective sockets automatically after a predetermined time period mechanically without any human intervention. Example: When any electronic device(example-mobile phone) get fully charged ,device get triggered and removes the charging pin/plug physically by patented designed mechanism to save the power losses.

    Android Based Spectrum Analyzer

    Application No : 3065/MUM/2013
    Date of Publication : 17/07/2015
    Date of Filing : 24/09/2013
    Type of patent : Indian
    Applicant Name : ADITYA ANILRAO KURUDE, MAYUR ARVIND BHOLE, TUSHAR RAVINDRA KHOSE - Students of Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune -09
    URL : http://ipindiaservices.gov.in/PublicSearch/PublicationSearch/Search
    Status : Request For Examination not filed
    Abstract :
    This is a new concept of analyzing the signal in frequency domain using an App based on Android OS. Analog input signal is applied to hardware signal conditioning block, where it is filtered to avoid the aliasing effect, programmable gain/attenuation is provided to the signal using an programmatically selectable amplifier /attenuator. The signal is digitized using internal ADC of ds PIC. Digitized samples are then transferred to the android device serially via Bluetooth, which is controlled by dsPIC. A java based application installed on android device accepts samples, performs FFT on them and display the signal in frequency domain. The performance of the proposed embedded system (i.e. Hardware & software) is then measured against some standard spectrum analyzer parameters. Greater cost reduction and smaller size of the embedded system offer advantages over conventional instruments.

    Innovative Breast Cancer Prognosis Detection and NBSP based on HER2 Marker

    Patents Received : Innovative Breast Cancer Prognosis Detection and NBSP based on HER2 Marker
    Application No : 201721015067
    Date of Publication : 19/05/2017
    Publication Number : 20/2017
    Date of Filing : 28/04/2017
    Type of patent : Indian
    Applicant Name : Dr. G. K. Kharate, Prof. P. G. Shete, Dept of E/TC , PVG’s COET, Pune.
    URL : http://ipindiaservices.gov.in/PublicSearch/PublicationSearch/Search
    Abstract :
    The research work is a novel approach by considering the fact that the mortality rate in breast cancer is highly dependent on time of analysis by the pathologist. Thus the main aim of this research is to reduce the detection time by novel algorithm implementation on hardware Devkit processing for estimating the severity of cancer in the breast tissue samples. The process provided a reliable, repeatable, and fast method that could replace the traditional method of manual examination and estimation. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is widely used being cheaper, convenient to operate and conservable and for clear morphology. The IHC markers are Estrogen receptor (ER,) Progesterone receptor (PR), Human Epidermal Growth Factor (HER2) that give clear indications of the presence of cancer cells in the tissue sample. HER2 remains the most reliable marker for the detection of breast cancer. The markers discussed is Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (HER2) that gives clear indications of the presence of cancer cells in the tissue sample. HER2 is identified based on the color and density of the cell membrane staining based on the threshold for identifying and categorizing the cancerous cells as per severity of damage. The HER2 evaluation, the ratio of extent of staining to the total size of image gives an estimate of the severity of cancer cell spread. The evaluation of HER2 is done using simulation software, implemented on embedded processor evaluation board Devkit. The pathologist truth reality results and the hardware supported modified algorithm based results are found concurrent.

    STAIRCASE CLIMBING PLATFORM DRIVEN BY CONJUGATE WHEELS

    Patents : STAIRCASE CLIMBING PLATFORM DRIVEN BY CONJUGATE WHEELS
    Application No : 132/MUM/2014
    Date of Publication : 02/01/2015
    Publication Number : 01/2015
    Date of Filing : 15/01/2014
    Type of patent : Indian
    Applicant Name : Girish S. Modak and Dr. Manmohan M. Bhoomkar Dept of Mechanical Engineering , PVG’s COET, Pune.
    URL : http://ipindiaservices.gov.in/PublicSearch/PublicationSearch/Search
    Abstract :
    Staircases are seen in almost every man made civil structure. The task of climbing stairs may seem very natural activity for a normal person but it becomes a major challenge for physically handicapped person on account of the obvious restrictions or for elderly person due to the ageing effect. Many old buildings in the densely populated areas of society are without elevators and these structures can’t be re-developed just because they are without elevators. To transfer material from ground floor to upper levels is another challenge for even a normal person living in these old and high buildings without elevators. So Staircase Climbing Platform is a need of the day, at least in the developing countries. Available designs are not cost effective. This invention provides a new, innovative, simple but affordable design of Staircase Climbing Platform. It uses wheels with their profile similar to a Pinion Gear perfectly conjugate to the staircase profile, treating the stairs as Rack. Due to the elimination of complicated parts and transmission elements, it is easily adoptable in the wheelchairs or in material transfer trolleys. The resultant Staircase Climbing Wheel-chair or Staircase Climbing Trolley is a Low Cost Solution to the problem being faced by substantially major class of society.

    PVG’s COET, Pune has state of the art multidisciplinary research laboratories. The details are as follows.

    Embedded Robotics Laboratory

    Faculty Team :
    • Vrunda Joshi (Electrical Department)
    • Vaishali Gongane (E/TC Department)
    • Radha Ranjekar (Electrical Department)
    • Manish Nagoshe (Mechanical Department)
    Laboratory Equipment :
    Fire Bird V ATMEGA2560
    Robotic Research Platform

    As a Universal Robotic Research
    Platform, Fire Bird V ATMEGA2560
    provides an excellent
    environment for experimentation,
    algorithm development.
    Spark –V Robot
    Based on ATMEL  ATMEGA16A
    Xbee  wireless modules
    3 MaxBotix EZ series
    ultrasonic range sensors
    Sensors:
    Three white line sensors
    Three IR proximity sensors
    Three directional light intensity sensors
    2 Position encoders with 12.97mm resolution
    MaxBotix EZ series ultrasonic range sensors
    servo mounted Ultrasonic Range Sensor
    4 Axis Robotic Arm
    Designed for small mobile
    robots for object manipulation.
    It can grip objects up to
    60mm wide with the griping force
    of 250gms. Arm has reach of 29cm.
    Autonomous Car Setup 10:1
    scaled down Car model
    with D.C. motor drives developed
    for Auto-navigation and Auto-parking algorithms.
    The model has Raspberry Pi-3 as a core
    processor with allied sensors
    for navigation and
    obstacle detection.

    Gravure Printing and Ink Testing Laboratory

    Faculty :
    • Akshay V. Joshi (Printing Engineering Department)
    Laboratory Equipment :
    Rotogravure Machine
    A 4-color gravure machine for the
    conduction of experimental
    runs on absorbent and
    non-absorbent substrates
    for research.
    Electrostatic Assist
    Enulec ESA system is
    designed to optimize the
    transfer of ink from the
    gravure cylinder to the printing
    substrate by creating an
    electric field in the area
    of the nip to assist the
    capillary action of the
    gravure process.
    Mottle Tester
    SFDA algorithm is used to
    calculate solid and halftone mottle
    in a printed image.
    Also topography, roughness
    and formation index
    is measured.
    Missing Dot Analyzer
    Fibro software is
    used to measure the
    missing dots in a printed image.
    Image Analyzer
    Dexel Image Analyzer is
    used to measure the
    dot count, dot circularity
    and voids in a printed image.
    Contact Angle Meter
    A Homarc Contact Angle
    Meter is used to measure the
    contact angle of test liquids
    and inks on substrate and
    further calculate the
    substrate energy of
    the substrate.
    Surface Tensiometer
    Kyowa DY300 surface
    tensiometer is used to
    measure surface tension of
    solvent, medium and ink by
    platinum du Nouy ring or
    Wilhelmy plate method.
    Viscometer
    Brookfield viscometer
    is used to study the
    rheological behavior of ink.
    Glossmeter
    Rhopoint tri-glossmeter
    is used to measure
    the print gloss at 200,
    600 and
    800 on printed samples.
    Spectrophotometer/ Spectro-densitometer
    Gretag Spectrophotometer
    and Spectro-densitometer
    is used to generate profile
    and measure color and
    density functions on printed samples.

    Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory

    Faculty Team :
    • Mrs. S. S. Sane (Mechanical Department)
    • J. S. Kulkarni (Mechanical Department)
    • Vishal S. Chavan (Mechanical Department)
    Supporting Staff :
    • S. D. Shingate (Mechanical Department)
    • S. V. Amble (Mechanical Department)
    Laboratory Equipment :
    Computerized Test Setup
    for 3 - Cylinder Petrol
    Engine

    Computerized Test setup
    for 3 - Cylinder Petrol Engine
    provides user friendly
    computer interface
    to Tech Scholar for study
    of various engine
    parameters and graphs.
    Computerized Test Setup
    for VCR Diesel Engine

    Computerized Test
    setup for VCR Single
    cylinder diesel engine provides<
    user friendly computer<
    interface to Tech Scholar
    for study of various<
    engine parameters and graphs.

    Kattakkar Research Laboratory in Electrical Engineering

    Kattakkar Post Graduate Research Laboratory in Electrical Engineering

    Laboratory Equipment :

    C2000 F 28027 Launch Pad Piccola Evauation Kit With Code Composer Studio Version 6

    DRV 8301 : 24V, 10A, three-phase MOSFET-based H-bridge inverter along with shunt resistances (one in each phase) used for current measurement

    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (30V, 40 W ) coupled with PMDC Machine

    DSP TMS 320F2812 with Code Composer Studio V3.1

    Digital Motor Control Card DMC 550 of Texas Instruments

    Prototype 6-4-2 pole combination reluctance rotor brushless doubly fed reluctance machine with single winding stator

    Prototype 8-6-4 pole combination circular ducted rotor brushless doubly fed reluctance machine with dual winding stator

    Ratings of Inverter : 3-phase, 3-level, 5KVA, 415V, 20A IGBT Modules with antiparallel diodes :1200V, 32A Clamping Diodes :1200V, 32A D. C. Link capacitors :2200 µF, 450V Driver modules: 5V to 15V D.C. Power measurement meter : Rishabh make RS485 TO RS232 Converter A.C. Current Sensing using C. T. sensor.


    Software facilities

    • MATLAB and Toolboxes
    • ETAP
    • Mi-Power

    Dynamics of Machinery Lab

    Research Facilities in Dynamics of Machinery Lab

    Faculty Team :
    • Dr. P. G. Kulkarni (Department of Mechanical Engg.)
    • Prof. Naresh Jaiswal (Department of Mechanical Engg.)
    Laboratory Equipment :


    Texas Instruments’ Centerof Excellence

    Objectives :
    • To Inculcate and learn application/project oriented approach
    • Understand system approach for building applications around TI technologies.
    • Empower students with necessary knowledge, skills and expose them to TI technologies and thereby bridging the gap between industry and academia.
    Outcomes :
    User will be able to learn/understand
    • Embedded C programming techniques for 32-bit platform
    • Embedded protocols and its interfacing techniques
    • Embedded Wireless networking concepts and its implementation with application oriented projects and case studies.
    Softwares :
    Code Composer Studio Version 6 for windows off line installer download from the below link

    Hardware Boards :


    Features :
    • USB 2.0-enabled MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU up to 25 MHz
    • 128KB Flash and 8KB RAM
    • 12 Bit SAR ADC
    • Various USB device class examples and embedded software libraries available (CDC, HID, MSC)
    • eZ-FET lite: Open source onboard debugger with application UART
    • One USB connection for emulator and target via the use of an onboard USB hub
    • USB as power source: 5V and 3.3V through a high efficiency DC/DC converter
    • 40 pin LaunchPad standard leveraging the BoosterPack ecosystem

    Communication Laboratory

    Objectives
    • To facilitate research in communication domain
    • To provide simulation, test and measurement facilities
    • To motivate and prepare students and staff with necessary knowledge, skills in various domains of communication
    Outcomes
    User will be able
    • To learn measurements using equipments such as vector network analyser, spectrum analyser etc.
    • To design various communication systems or circuits such as antenna, filters, transmitter, receiver, directional coupler etc
    • To simulate and test the designed communication circuits.
    Test Facilities
    Equipments /Simulation tool / others Specifications Manufacturer
    Vector Network cum Spectum Analyzer 30 KHz to 4GHz Keysight
    Spectrum Analyzer 9KHz-3 GHz G.W.Instek
    Spectrum Analyzer 9 KHz-1.8 GHz Hewlett Packard
    R. F. Generator Upto 1 GHz Hewlett Packard
    Arbitary Waveform Generator Upto 10 MHz G.W.Instek
    LCR Q Meter Upto 100 KHz G.W.Instek
    Microwave Test Bench X band (8 to 12 GHz ) Seico
    Microwave Power Meter 10 MHz-20 GHz AMITECH
    Antenna Trainer (ATS10) with Auto-rotational System 86 - 860 MHz (Variable) AMITECH
    Antenna Trainer (MAT10 with HORN and DISH ANTENNA) with Auto-rotational System 10 GHz (Fixed) AMITECH
    D.S.O. 100 MHz Tektronics
    Multiple Regulated Power Supplies 5V (fixed), 30 V (variable) and +/- 15 V (Variable) Scientech
    Multisim 7 ciruit Simulation tool National Instruments
    Ultiboard 7 PCB design tool National Instruments
    Matlab 7 Ciruit Simulation tool MathWorks
    Subsrciption of IEEE Digital Library Transaction/Magazine/Letters IEEE

    Faculty publications