My decision to apply for an M.S. program at University of Texas Dallas is driven by my aspirations to pursue a research career in the field of Electrical Engineering. This field interests me because of its rigorous mathematical nature and it’s wide-ranging. Nietzsche once opined, "There are no facts only interpretations". This fits in aptly to modern day researchers. It’s only when we look beyond the obvious facts, reason out the impossible, and work towards a deeper understanding, that we go a step further and start proving or disproving; that is the true interpretation and that is what helps us constantly challenge the boundaries of knowledge.
Following this pragmatic and linear approach has helped me solve some of the most complex problems in my academics pursuits. My interaction with the subject of electronics has been a long and joyous journey, dating back 6 years to the moment when I first learned to design circuits. In high school we were supposed to choose one vocational subject of our interest and that’s when I had hands-on experience with electronics for the first time. As my high school project I had made “Burglar Alarm” though it looks simple now but the satisfaction I felt after completing that project was ineffable, and that was the time when I decided to work and make it as my profession. After high school, I joined Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) – one of the oldest and renowned institutions in India teaching electronics and telecommunication engineering – for my undergraduate studies. At PICT, the excellent facility, faculty and the wide spectrum of courses have given me an excellent command on the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. My interest in this field has kept on growing with courses like Solid State Devices and Circuits, Integrated Circuits and Applications, Microcontroller and Applications and VLSI design & Technology which have been my favorites.
In third year me and my two other partners had chosen “Synchronized Wireless Control Console” as our mini-project. The main goal of the project was to wirelessly synchronize two or more devices. For the implementation we used 8051 microcontroller for scheduling and RF module for wireless transmission-reception. For demonstration three bells for each department of the college had been synchronized with the main bell. We programmed microcontroller to ring the bells automatically as per our convenience. The prime purpose of this project was, without making any changes to the hardware, just by changing few lines of code, we could control the scheduled switching of any devices.
Practical use: Synchronization of streetlights.
In final year I chose “Mini Digital Storage Oscilloscope” as my project. The Basic aim of our project was obtaining a portable, cost effective student friendly device for working as a portable digital oscilloscope thus for testing the circuits for any commercial or personal use. We have used Microcontroller AT89C51 for all the processing...