Build a Novel Wind Sensor Using Wireless Signals

wireless wind sensor covered in snow.

You will be able to "see" the wind from wireless signals. 

Project description

Wind sensors can drive many applications, from structural health to environmental health. In this project, we will explore an array of wireless signals (e.g., ultrasound, radio-frequency and lights) to build novel wind sensors for mobile and personalized applications. 

Project outcome

The goal of this project is to develop a hardware prototype of wind sensors.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About 3-5 months
Start time Anytime
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration Small group project (2-3 students)
Benefits Research experience, academic credit
Who is eligible Undergraduate students with background familiarity with embedded sensors and systems, such as Arduino.

Project mentor

Wenyao Xu


Computer Science and Engineering

330 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4748


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


Computer Science and Engineering