Senior electrical engineering major, Tyler Helps, has received four awards for his paper titled “Enhancement of a Bluetooth Battery Management System.” The paper presents a Bluetooth based Battery Management System (BMS) that uses modern balancing technology and a wireless connection to replace traditional wire bundles inside of multi-cell battery packs. By integrating contemporary cell management technology with the mobile systems consumers carry in their pocket every day, one can combine the safety and care of battery management with the ultimate convenience of wireless connectivity.
Helps paper placed in the following competitions:
1st place – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Paper Competition in February 2016 at the Ford AV in Oklahoma City
2nd place – North Area Student Paper Competition in March 2016
The North Area serves the Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Southern Illinois region.
Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Research - Phi Kappa Phi at The University of Oklahoma’s Undergraduate Research Day in April 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.
2nd place – IEEE Region Five Paper Competition in April 2016 in Kansas City
Spiers New Technology, Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology fund Helps’ research. His advisors are University of Oklahoma School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Instructor Jacob Henderson and Research Assistant Professor, John Dyer
Helps graduates in May and has accepted a position at National Instruments in Austin, Texas.