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    Capstone project
    Alcaide, Alvin
    The goal of this project was to design and build an autonomous, 1:10th scale vehicle. The main focus of the design was the integration of GPS guidance, sensory feedback, and motor/servo controls. By benchmarking against industry standards and utilizin . . .
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    Bakker, Joe
    The design of a hovercraft is no different from the design of any other product. The following is a list of tasks that will look at the project from different areas, making sure to fully address every possible idea and create a great product. The firs . . .
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    Buckler, Andrew
    Current underwater towing devices do not allow a diver to go above the speed at which the diver's mask will be taken off by the water flow past the diver or when they will no longer be able to hold on to the device. The goal of the project will be to . . .
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    Anderson, Chris
    High altitude balloon launching has become a popular hobby in the US and abroad. The means of recovery of the data capsules has seen little or no improvement. The general method is GPS and/or radio beacon tracking which requires an extensive hunt into . . .
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    Capstone project
    Entenmann, William
    The concept of the Off-Grid Battery Charger is to provide the capability to charge batteries without requiring an AC power source. In this paper we look at some different options of how to accomplish this goal, as well as the pros and cons of each via . . .
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    Ouiment, Steve M.
    For our senior project, we seek to solve a common problem in the action sports film industry. When filming action sports, a common type of filming technique is Point of View video. Usually a camera is attached to a helmet or another fixed point on the . . .
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    Ramos, Matthew
    This semester we focused on design parameters and specification required to develop our project. The tasks that were to be completed encompassed a great degree of brainstorming and information gathering on behalf of all members to make the process as . . .
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    Capstone project
    McCoy, Sean
    This document describes and gives the specifications for the design project on the reciprocating engine. The document begins with the initial concepts for the project and then goes on to describe the concepts leading up to the final design of using an . . .
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    Capstone project
    England, Robert
    This report is a design project for an Automation Trainer. The Engineering Technology Department at Cal Maritime needed a new trainer for the Automation Lab to train their students on how to use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). This process is t . . .
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    Capstone project
    Stirzbecher, Mark
    This paper explores the development of parabolic solar concentration systems utilizing solar radiation heat transfer to create steam using water as the working fluid. By concentrating solar radiation rays onto a focal point, energy transfer is suffici . . .
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    Capstone project
    Petrellese, Michael
    In order to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels for energy, a small-scale, lowprofile wind turbine designed specifically for large buildings in urban areas is designed and manufactured. The following report breaks down the viability of the turbine. . . .
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    Capstone project
    Baptista, Sean
    The project is a remote operated vehicle capable of overcoming obstacles by accelerating vertically while having a horizontal velocity. The vehicle has a frame superstructure providing rigid protection for the internal components consisting of: mic . . .
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    Capstone project
    Palmer, Sidney
    The objective of this project was to design a mobile, portable refrigeration unit operating at safe temperatures for cold food storage. The unit was modeled by working methodically through various concepts in an attempt to produce the best-fit desig . . .
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    Capstone project
    Fairchild, Alex
    The world we live in today is riddled with polluting vehicles on both the land and water. We set out as a California Maritime Academy Mechanical Engineering Design Team to do our part for the environment by designing a craft that will easily propel a . . .
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    Capstone project
    Denning, Zachary
    The purpose of this project was to use an existing remote controlled car as a test platform for compressed air propulsion, alternative energy storage, and hybrid regenerative braking. The size of this car, along with its modular design, made this pr . . .
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    Capstone project
    Laperle, Ryan
    Based on the Marine Technology ROV Competition rules for 2008, we designed and built a remotely operated vehicle to maneuver underwater and to collect and store samples from simulated underwater thermal vents. The propulsion is accomplished by adaptin . . .
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    Capstone project
    Corson, Nicole
    The goal of this project is to design and build a portable solar power plant. During discussion and brainstorming, it became apparent that photovoltaic solar cells would be the solar power technology of choice. The following report is a detailed descr . . .
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    Swenson, David
    The ancient Greek civilization was the first to recognize and develop ways to harness the clean and renewable energy produced by the force of moving water. From those early grinding mills to modem hydroelectric dams, the technology for capturing and c . . .
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    Capstone project
    Simmons, Mathew
    A mechanical jack is an apparatus which lifts heavy equipment. A car jack is a form of a mechanical jack that lifts automobiles so that maintenance can be performed. Car jacks use a mechanical advantage to allow a human to lift a vehicle. Car jacks ar . . .
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    Capstone project
    Zsadanyi, Alexander
    The purpose of this project is to design and build a human-powered water still with limitations ·and regulations set forth by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME. The determination of the best design is made by a panel of judges based o . . .
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    Capstone project
    Podorean, Grey
    This project will focus on the research and design of a new Diver Propulsion Vehicle. A Diver Propulsion Vehicle or DPV is a piece of diving equipment used by scuba divers to increase their range while underwater. This need for increased range is driv . . .
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    Capstone project
    Mossinger, Matthew
    Our rowing simulator is a culmination of one and a half years of work in design and manufacturing. It incorporates the paths taken from the initial idea stage to the completion of manufacturing and prototyping. The report documents our processes in fu . . .
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    Capstone project
    Skiles, Jeremiah
    Project Cogeneration Plant involves the design and synthesis of a miniature cogeneration plant trainer for the Engineering Technology Department at The California Maritime Academy. Early in the project it was determined that the project had at its dis . . .
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    Capstone project
    DeHart, Lawrence
    The following report contains the engineering design process in creating a Multi Speed Chainless Bicycle transmission system, It begins with the problem definition phase, where the customer specifies what they would like to see in this new product de . . .
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    Capstone project
    Zsadanyi, Alexander
    The Bio-diesel Refinery team knew that the process of making Bio-diesel, especially when making it with Waste Vegetable oil, is a rather lengthy and involved series of steps that need to be done in just the right order and with just the right amount . . .
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    Capstone project
    Moore, Rollin
    The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to . . .
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    Capstone project
    Van Gundy, Cole
    The objective of our senior design project was to create a quick cooling device, known as the TurboChill, to cool a six-pack of beverages from room temperature to approximately forty degrees Fahrenheit in no more than ten minutes. Two 600-watt, 24VDC . . .
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    Capstone project
    McAlister, Pascha
    Our group is designing a Regenerative Braking System for an electric vehicle. This Regenerative Braking System will capture and re-use mechanical energy from the electric vehicle, which is accomplished converting it into electrical energy in a motor w . . .
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    Capstone project
    Hughes, Drake
    The object of this senior design project is to create a Human Powered Submarine (HPS) that can be continually expanded upon by future groups, with the ultimate goal of entering a Human Powered Submarine Race. This project concentrated on designing a d . . .
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    Capstone project
    Jorris, Teresa
    For the disabled, performing simple everyday tasks others take for granted can be excruciating and exhausting. This can leave them with no patience or desire _to attempt fun activities they can only watch others take part in. The purpose of the sip an . . .
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    Capstone project
    Angel, Rebecca
    The objective of this senior design project is to design and construct a water balloon launcher capable of propelling a four to six-inch diameter water balloon at least fifty yards without the use of combustibles or elastic bands (like a slingshot). N . . .
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    Capstone project
    Salyards, Steven
    The purpose of this design project is to construct a model airplane that is controlled remotely is lightweight, but can produce a large amount of lift so that a heavy load can be lifted. The final design choice was to have an air-cooled gas engine dir . . .
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    Capstone project
    Margraf, Jonathan
    The following report contains the engineering design process in creating a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV). It begins with the problem definition phase where the customer requirements are defined as a vehicle that is durable, cost effective, fun and safe. . . .
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    Capstone project
    Okoro, Uzoma
    The Good2Go Scooter is a unique scooter design. While maintaining some of the more conventional body and frame designs, the distinctive nature of the scooter lies in different characteristics of the scooter. The improvements in our scooter includes th . . .
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    Capstone project
    Deirup, Keith
    This project consisted of the research, design and construction of a prototype solar powered street light. A solar powered street light offers significant environmental and economic incentives, especially in new installations. In the course of this pr . . .
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    Capstone project
    Weaver, Matthew
    A vehicle that can traverse over rocky terrain and has the capability of video reconnaissance has to be useful in the field. Portable video monitors help keep track of the robot's performance and visual aid to the controller. The material analysis of . . .
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    Capstone project
    Smith, Logan
    Team Electrathon is comprised of three Mechanical Engineering students from The California Maritime Academy, that have taken on the task of building a fast, safe, and efficient electric race car capable of competing in a national competition. The team . . .
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    Capstone project
    Martin, Tom
    A system has been designed to control the depth of a submarine. A depth sensor provides input to a BASIC stamp, which controls dive fins. The system allows the user to set a desired depth for the submarine. The depth control system will then automatic . . .
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    Capstone project
    Takacs, Mike
    The objective of our senior design project was to aid in the development of an operational diesel generator that will be utilized as an education tool for the MET department. In order to accomplish this, it was our responsibility to couple a 3126B Cat . . .
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    Capstone project
    Heather, Ryan
    The manufacturers of small wind turbine generators specify required maintenance procedures for their products. However, currently available generator towers do not provide for a safe means of access to the turbine generator. Tower manufacturers recomm . . .
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    Capstone project
    Lee, Shawn, N.
    The objective of the rescue hovercraft is to be used for the rescue of those in distress whether on land or water. Our interest in hovercrafts first began when watching Junk Yard Wars on TLC. A particular show was involved with building a hovercraft. . . .
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    Capstone project
    Selle, Jonathan
    As the world advances in technology a greater need has arisen in the area of comfort type products. Comfort type products would include garage door openers, universal remotes, automatic coffee makers, and the like. It is our mission to create a remote . . .
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    Capstone project
    Nickerson, Robert
    The following report details the process of engineering design. This process begins with an idea and develops it into a viable product. In this case, the idea was to develop a front motorcycle suspension which implemented variable damping characterist . . .
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    Capstone project
    Hutchinson, Jeff
    The SAE Mini Baja Competition originated at the University of South Carolina in 1976, under the supervision of Dr. J.F. Stevens. Since that time, the competition has grown to become a premier engineering design series. Mini Baja competitions are held . . .
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    Capstone project
    Lui, Rebecca
    The purpose of our design project is to create electric power from the mechanical power of water using piezoelectric crystals. We seek to create an independent source of electricity solely from the mechanical power present in the motion of water. This . . .
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    Capstone project
    Barham, Mathew
    The project will create usable electric power from heat energy generated in a ship's operating system, which would otherwise be lost to the environment. Several designs have been made to utilize "waste-heat." The current systems are not available for . . .
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    Wolfe, Ben
    The objective of this project was to design a series of parts that could be assembled into various structures. The assembled structures for the design are trusses and frames in both two and three dimensions. These structures are then placed in the new . . .
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    Capstone project
    Vernand, Erin
    The object of the design was to create an oven rack that would mechanically move out of the oven without the consumer having to make contact with the oven rack. As a result of tasks 1 through 9c, a design was created on paper then transformed into a f . . .
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    Capstone project
    Kilburn, Richard
    This report will go through the details of how a portable keg refrigeration system was designed and built. The system was built in order to allow for the versatility of being able to bring a full sized keg to many places including functions like picni . . .
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    Potter, Mike
    Often times, it is desirable to be able to effectively work at an elevation up to 15 feet above the ground. Also, it is desirable to have a platform that is both large and safe enough to provide ample space for more than one worker. Hence, our aim has . . .