Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics

Research Sponsor

Dr. James Keszenheimer

First Reader

Dr. James Keszenheimer

Second Reader

Stephen Patterson


We set out in August 2017 to develop an active noise suppressing device that would be usable both in military and civilian activities. Due to constraints in knowledge and time, we decided our best course of action was to divide the project into two equal projects with the hope to be able to combine them into a single project at the end of the allotted time. This consisted of an active noise suppression device and a passive noise suppression device. The passive device would have no electronic components and the active device would be pure circuitry with no housing. This approach meant that if one of the two devices were to fail we would still have a working deliverable. Over the course of the project, the team faced many setbacks that needed to be overcome. Due to constraints with time we were unable to test as many components as we had wanted to. In future works we would want to work better with integrating the two prototypes together and testing to see if our specifications were met. We were able to however stay well below our budget when ordering our components. If we were given more time we are confident that we would be able to complete the project and make a production ready device.