Delmar Domino is a graduate of Baldwin High School on Maui. He was an Akamai intern in 2004 where he completed a project at Oceanit. He completed his A.S. degree in Electronics Engineering at Maui Community College later that year. Currently, Delmar is working at Progressive Communications. He is also in the Air National Guard and has a job in the communications field.
Home Island: Maui
High School: Baldwin High School
Institution when accepted: Maui Community College
Akamai Project: Water Level Measurements Using a Laser and a Photodiode
Project Site: Oceanit
Mentors: Maile Giffin, Dan O’Connell, Ed Walker, Allister Knox and Brandon Boshikon
A device was created to detect water levels in local sewers using a laser and a photodiode. This device could be used to inform the city, during a storm or water leak, the status of the water levels in the sewer system before it floods. There are many methods to take water measurements including ultrasonic waves and radio waves. A laser flag was engineered using a photodiode, a laser and a 1” lens to focus the reflection of the laser into the diode. To test the device, various methods were em? ployed. Clear water was used first in order to standardize the experiment and later other solutions were mixed to simulate sewer conditions. In addition, the lighting environment was altered. Further testing would include work on a receiver, transmitter system and user interface as well as cost analysis.