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ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

Getting Started

DESIGN TEAMS

DESIGN TEAM NOTEBOOK

DESIGN TOPICS

GUIDELINES

TIMELINE & DEADLINES

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Dr. Tim Urban
designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-0967
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

Talia Jurgens
designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-8271
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

 

ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE Topics - FALL 2014

Design Briefs will be accepted until Friday, September 12, 2014, on a first-come / first-served basis. Selections will be determined first by submit date and second by project choice in order to achieve a balance of team projects.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SOME PROJECTS ARE RESTRICTED TO U.S. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION ONLY. Questions regarding any exceptions to this policy should be directed to designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu.

TOPICS LISTING UPDATE - [pdf]

TOPIC # TOPIC TITLE TEAM SPECS / TOPIC STATUS
TDC-01  CREW FORCE LOADING ON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STRUCTURE

NASA MENTOR: James Smith
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Structural Engineering Division

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, BME, Eng Phys, ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-02  THRUSTER PLUME DUST MODEL FOR ASTEROID EXPLORATION

NASA MENTOR: John Alred
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Structural Engineering Division

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, Eng Phys, MME, ME, Phys
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-03  HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT MODELING ON WINDOWS

NASA MENTOR: John Alred
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Structural Engineering Division

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, Eng Phys, MME, ME, Phys, Math
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-04  MODEL TO PREDICT OPTICAL PROPERTIES IN SPACE

NASA MENTOR: John Alred
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Structural Engineering Division

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, Eng Phys, MME, ME, Optics, Phys, Math, AM
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-05  LIVE VIDEO STITCHING - ZOOM MATCHING

NASA MENTOR: Maxwell Haddock
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: EE, CE, Optics
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-06  LIVE VIDEO STITCHING PANORAMA

NASA MENTOR: Maxwell Haddock
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, EE, CE, Physics, Math/AM, CS
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-07  LIVE 3D VIDEO STITCHING

NASA MENTOR: Maxwell Haddock
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: EE, CE, Optics
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-08  LIVE VIDEO STITCHING - POINT OF VIEW CHANGE

NASA MENTOR: Maxwell Haddock
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: EE, CE, Optics
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-09  LIVE VIDEO SCENE STITCHING METHODS

NASA MENTOR: Helen Neighbors
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, EE, CE, Optics
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-10  PROTOTYPE OF A SPACE WIFI MOBILE, DISRUPTION-TOLERANT, AD-HOC MESH NETWORK

NASA MENTOR: Chatwin Lansdowne
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, AAE, EE, CE, Eng Phys, Physics, Math/AM, CS
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-11  ALTERNATE CLOTHING WASHING OR SANITIZING SYSTEM FOR LONG DURATION SPACE MISSIONS

NASA MENTOR: Robert Trevino
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: All Levels
  • Levels: All Majors
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-12  LEAK DETERMINATION OF COTS LI-ION BATTERY CELLS

NASA MENTOR: Eric Darcy
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: CSE; EE; ET
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-13  INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT DEVICE MATURATION

NASA MENTOR: Eric Darcy
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Propulsion and Power Division

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  • Majors: CHE, EE, IE, ME
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-14  COOLING SYSTEM FOR BATTERIES

NASA MENTOR: Judy Jeevarajan
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Propulsion and Power Division

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: CHE, IE, ME
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-15  REMOTE IMAGE SYSTEM ACQUISITION [RISA] SPACE CAMERA 4 [SC4] DEVELOPMENT

NASA MENTOR:
NASA JSC Advanced Development Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: EE, CE, OE, Physics, SE, ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • U.S. CITIZENS ONLY
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-16  REMOTE IMAGE SYSTEM ACQUISITION [RISA] SPACE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING

NASA MENTOR:
NASA JSC Advanced Development Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: Physics; Nuclear Physics; Bio Engr; EE; SE; ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • U.S. CITIZENS ONLY
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-17  REMOTE IMAGE ACQUISITION SYSTEM [RISA] MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING, OPTICAL SYSTEM DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

NASA MENTOR:
NASA JSC Advanced Development Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: EE, Eng Phys, AST/Astrophys, Optics, Physics, NRM, BME, RS, SE, ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • U.S. CITIZENS ONLY
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-18  CELESTIAL OBJECT SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

NASA MENTOR: Doug Holland
NASA JSC Advanced Development Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AST/Astrophys, Optics, Physics, EE
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-19  COOLED ENCLOSURE FOR SCIENTIFIC IMAGER

NASA MENTOR: Doug Holland
NASA JSC Advanced Development Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: Eng Phys, ME, Physics
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • U.S. CITIZENS ONLY
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-20  LOW FORCE ORBITAL REPLACEMENT UNIT COLD PLATE DESIGN

NASA MENTOR: William Harris
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Habitable Airlock Project

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: AE, Aeronautical Engineering, ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-21  MARS DRILL DESIGN & AUTOMATION

NASA MENTOR: Hum Mandell
CSR & NASA JSC Exploration Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: All Majors / Disciplines
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-22  ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS

NASA MENTOR:
NASA JSC, Advanced Development Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: Physics, AST, EE, SE, ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • U.S. CITIZENS ONLY
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status:OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-23  OLFACTORY DELIVERY SYSTEM (ODS) DEVELOPMENT

NASA MENTOR:
NASA JSC, Human Interface Branch Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: EE, CE, ME, CHE
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-24  MARS HABITAT & INITIAL SETTLEMENT VILLAGE

NASA MENTOR: Hum Mandell
CSR & NASA JSC Exploration Office

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: ALL
  • Levels: ALL
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-25  INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

NASA MENTOR: George Salazar
NASA JSC, Avionics Systems Division

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: ME, CE
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-26  PIXELSENSE PROJECT

NASA MENTOR: Christie Sauers & Brian Schwing
NASA JSC

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: CS, CE, others with strong software development skills
  • Levels: Sophomore to Senior
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-27  SMART WATCH CHALLENGE

NASA MENTOR: Christie Sauers
NASA JSC

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: CE, IE, ICE, EE, CS, BME (partnership with multiple disciplines could be very helpful on this project)
  • Levels: Sophomore to Senior
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-28  MULTI-MODAL HUMAN INTERFACES HABITAT SYSTEM

NASA MENTOR: Christie Sauers
NASA JSC

Download Specs [pdf]
  • Majors: CE, IE, ICE, EE, CS, BME (partnership with multiple disciplines could be very helpful on this project)
  • Levels: Sophomore to Senior
  • Duration: One or Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0