Our results did meet our expectations, with the exception of the 24VDC detectors. We had spent a large amount of time trying to get the system working and eventually had to abandon the 24VDC system and build our own system. In retrospect, we probably should not have wasted so much time on the 24VDC system and went sooner to the homemade system.
The coding was done completely without the use of outside code; all code was written by our group members. The analog circuit was also designed by group members without outside assistance. The 24VDC system was being reverse engineered with the help of EH&S personnel.
This project was done completely by group members and no outside code or circuits were used. Therefore, University ethics were not violated.