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    Garcia, Rven
    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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    Yurong, William
    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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    Hoopes, Jonathan
    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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    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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    Maude, Anthony
    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
    Omi-Freeman, Daisuke
    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
    Butcher, Andrew
    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
    Shoemaker, Mark
    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
    Sands, Antoine
    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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    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
    McLaughlin, Sean
    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
    Alig, Derrick
    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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    Harris, Robert
    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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    Jones, Jeff
    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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    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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    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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    Gomez, Matthew
    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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    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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    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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    Beck, Daniel
    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
    Moorhead, Keir
    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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    Phelan, James
    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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    Clark, Cameron
    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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    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
    Chase, Matthew
    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
    Agosta, Brian
    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
    Quijano, Chris
    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
    Stanton-Hicks, Leif
    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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    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
    Valero, Luciano
    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 . . .
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    Capstone project
    Washington, Nick
    How many times have you found yourself hauling an ungainly object like a 4'x 8' plywood sheet on your roof and worrying about it flying off on your way home? Objects flying off the roof of cars are a common occurrence that presents a dangerous driving . . .
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    Capstone project
    Lazarski, Matt
    The objective of this design project was to design and construct a prototype automatic fishing rod casting device. This is do be done through the use of inexpensive and robust "off-the-shelf" technology. The concept originated from the American Societ . . .
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    Shackleton, Allan
    The objective of the project is to design a paint mixer that is less noisy and has less vibration as compared to the standard reciprocating shaker. The standard shaker forces are too large and too quick to undertake any type of damping control. An imp . . .
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    Foss, Jordan
    The objective of our design was to build and analyze a system that would be capable of utilizing the temperature of liquid nitrogen to cool beverages. The goal was to cool a standard 12 ounce can of soda (water) down to 45°F in less than five minutes. . . .
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    Simmons, Scott
    The need exists in the workforce for a convenient, portable nail gun. Current pneumatic nail guns burden the worker by requiring him to transport an air compressor and receiver to supply his nail gun. Air leaks in the system create inefficiencies. Ad . . .
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    Fiala, David, W.
    Many people are burned by hot water, while showering. Even when someone is showering at a comfortable temperature, they may still be burned if the cold water supply pressure is cut off or reduced. Reductions in pressure are caused when the cold water . . .
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    Hart, John,
    A problem faces today's modem automobiles, the damaging effects of heat generated by the sun. During the summer months, the interior temperature of an automobile can reach a dangerous level. Animals or small children left in the vehicle can be serious . . .
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    Martin, Kevin L.
    The extent of this design project is to examine the use of permanent magnets as thrust bearings in centrifugal pumps and other possible applications. The main objective of this project is to use the magnetic thrust bearings in pumps to complement the . . .
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    Taneyhill, Brady
    We set out to achieve several objectives, among which was extending the life of ordinary lube oil. decrease the frequency of oil changes, and lower the costs to the consumer. Oil changes are made necessary due to particulate matter in the oil. If this . . .
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    Harris, Alexander, H.
    The objective of this report is to outline the increasing need and design solutions for fiber optic data telemetry equipment in oil drilling applications. The offshore oil drilling industry demands dependable and accurate control and measurement equip . . .
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    Smith, Russell
    The project that we proposed consisted of designing an automobile air conditioning system that does not require increased fuel consumption or take power away from the engine. The system that we found that could satisfy this need is the absorption refr . . .
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    Jones, Jeremy
    Battlebots are remotely controlled vehicles designed to "fight" each other in competition with the goal being to disable the other robot. This senior design project deals with the design and construction of one of these robots. There are a variety of . . .
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    Nelson, Mark
    The FDA rules, in a general sense, say that you must be able to prove that the processes you use are identical each time you use them so the end result is always the same. To achieve this goal, each system is "validated" as to equipment and performanc . . .
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    Quinn, Hope
    The initial plan is to install an incinerator (existing or new) on the 04 deck in the starboard intake plenum or in a already existing container on the deck. The incinerator will require that pipes be connected from the incinerator to the waste oil an . . .
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    Ferguson, Tom
    For my senior design project I decided to take an existing drum dolly that was meant for warehouse use only and convert it into a drum dolly that was capable of being used in any location. This was done to make the job of drum retrieval easier over ro . . .