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INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPRING 2004 DESIGN CHALLENGE TEAMS
The TSGC Design CHALLENGE entered its fourth semester in Spring 2004 and we are pleased to announce that the number of participating teams doubled in number. Out of a total of fifteen teams from ten universities, seven teams are returning to complete the second semester of design work started in Fall 2003; while eight are new teams beginning their first semester of work. Special thanks go to the researchers and research groups from the NASA Johnson Space Center who offered another round of exciting design project topics for team selection this semester. TSDC Poster
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Meet the Spring 2004 Design Challenge Teams!


TSGC STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE TEAMS - SPRING 2004
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Lamar University

OUTLAWS

Research Area: Solar Electric Transportation - Semester II of II
Design Topic: Solar Powered Charging of Electric Carts

Team Leader: Chris Johnson
Team Members: Scott Collins, Chris Johnson, Will Tawney

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kyaw [Ken] Aung, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentors: Michael Ewert and Jo Kines, NASA JSC Environmental Office

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Lamar University

LAMARTIAN INVADERS

Research Area: Space Transportation Systems - Semester I of II
Design Topic: Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Mars Surface

Team Leader: Lee Posey
Team Members: Ryan Baskin, Leatha Hughes, Lee Posey

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jenny Zhou, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research/NASA JSC Exploration Office

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Rice University
Rice University

OWLS

Research Area: Bioengineering - Semester II of II
Design Topic: Medical Equipment / Systems Improvement for the International Space Station
Title: "Vibrational Response of Bone Tissue and its Usage as a Diagnostic Tool"

Team Leader: Michael Powell
Team Members: Yu-Chen Fu, Adam Horch, Patricia Nason, Isaac Noh, Michael Powell, Charlie Shih

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Liebscher, Dept of Bioengineering
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Division

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Rice University
Rice University

RMD
[Rice Mechanical Design]

Research Area: Extra Vehicular Technology - Semester I of I
Design Topic: EVA Airlock for Space-Suited Crew Members
Title: "Conservation of Resources Airlock"

Team Leader: Brian Morel
Team Members: Christen Ambrose, Edith Arnold, Brian Morel, Travis Stephenson

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marcia O'Malley, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Robert Trevino, NASA JSC Advanced EVA Technology Division

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Texas A&M University

H-FACTOR

Research Area: Human Factors - Semester II of II
Design Topic: Glovebox Crew Restraints for Long Duration Space Flight
"Life Sciences Glove Box Crew Restraint Concept"

Team Leader: David Thomas
Team Members: Jason Hooper, David Thomas

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rodger Koppa, Dept of Industrial Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Mihriban Whitmore, NASA JSC Habitability & Human Factors Office

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Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

ISLANDERS

Research Area: Biomedical Systems - Semester I of I
Design Topic: Crew Health Care Systems Rack [CHeCS] for ISS
Title: "Crew First Aid Storage Facility"

Team Leader: Scott Harrison
Team Members: Roy Basaldua, Andrew Bryant, Brittianey Castillo, Scott Coles, Scott Harrison, Cody Mouret

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Satyajit Verma, Department of Engineering Technology
Mentor: Tara Ruttley, NASA JSC Biomedical Systems Division

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Texas A&M University, Kingsville

SPACE HOGS

Research Area: Satellite Systems - Semester II of II
Design Topic: Balloon Satellite to Explore Space
Title: "Southern Texas Balloon Satellite Project"

Team Leader: Aaron Higginbottom
Team Members: Aaron Higginbottom, Michael McConnell, Ronald Medlock, Barbara Neth, Victor Saenz, Crissy Zarate

Faculty Advisor: Tony Kim, Department of Computer Science
Mentor: Tony Kim, NASA MSFC Administrator's Fellowship Program

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Texas A&M University, Kingsville

SPACE HOGS-PAYLOAD

Research Area: Satellite Systems - Semester II of II
Design Topic: Balloon Satellite to Explore Space
Title: "Southern Texas Balloon Satellite Project"

Team Leader: Gabriel Alaniz
Team Members: Gabriel Alaniz, Alain Gallegos, Baldemar Quintero, Brandon Rice, Rene Rios, Yung-Chang Wang

Faculty Advisor: Tony Kim, Department of Computer Science
Mentor: Tony Kim, NASA MSFC Administrator's Fellowship Program

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Trinity University

TIGERNAUTS

Research Area: Space Transportation Systems - Semester II of II
Design Topic: Unpressurized Manned Rover for Use on Mars Surface
Title: "Red Rover, Red Rover"

Team Leader: Kathleen Lachance
Team Members: Roberto Aranibar, Kathleen Lachance, Landon Nemoto, Michael Poteet

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Nickels, Department of Engineering Science
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research/NASA JSC Exploration Office

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University of Houston

ROVER III

Research Area: Robotics - Semester I of I
Design Topic: Space Robotic Assembly for Science & Exploration - Space RASE

Team Leader: Ibrahim Murtuza
Team Members: Jerry John, Zaheer Malik, Ibrahim Murtuza, Neslihan Yilmaz

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Ruchhoeft, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mentor: Scott Askew, NASA JSC Automation, Robotics & Simulation Division

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University of Texas, Arlington

MAVSPACE

Research Area: Robotics - Semester I of I
Design Topic: Advanced Robotics Technology
Title: "Autonomous Robotic System for Locating Air Leakage in Manned Space Vehicles"

Team Leader: Hisashi Inoue
Team Members: Hisashi Inoue, Kimiharu Onda, Shinva Sato, Nemu Shirota, Takahiro Sonoda, Michael Webb

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kamesh Subbarao, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mentor: Dave Cheuvront, NASA JSC Engineering Research and Technology Office

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University of Texas, Austin

CINCOMACHINES

Research Area: Robotic Automation - Semester I of I
Design Topic: Mars Drill Automation Process and Control

Team Leader: Andrew Lynch
Team Members: John Allen, Andew Lynch, Chris Koci, Ashwin Madgavkar

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Howard Neal, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Center for Space Research

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University of Texas, Austin

TETHER HOOK'EM

Research Area: Extravehicular Activity - Semester I of I
Design Topic: EVA Equipment Tether Hook
Title: "NASA EVA Tether Hook"

Team Leader: Stephen Christmas
Team Members: Stephen Christmas, Chung "Bruce" Lee, Jose Perez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kris Wood, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Robert Trevino, NASA JSC Advanced EVA Technology Division

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University of Texas, Austin

UTSRDT

Research Area: Heat Transfer - Semester I of I
Design Topic: Reusable, Structural Radiator for Space Vehicle

Team Leader: Athulan Vijayaraghavan
Team Members: Marwan Chaar, Michael Fuchs, Athulan Vijayaraghavan

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wallace Fowler, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Mentor: David Westheimer, NASA JSC Engineering Projects Division

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University of Texas, Pan American

SPACE AUTONOMIA

Research Area: Robotics - Semester II of II
Design Topic: Advanced Robotics Technology
Title: "Autonomo: An Extra-Vehicular Activity Robotic Assistant with High Level Command and Fail-Safe Operations"

Team Leader: Ana Castillo
Team Members: Nelson Carrasquero, Ana Castillo, Mario Contreras, Gabriel Rodriguez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mounir Ben Ghalia, Department of Electrical Engineering
Mentor: David Cheuvront, NASA JSC Engineering Research and Technology Office

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