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ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

DESIGN TEAMS

TEAM NOTEBOOK

DESIGN TOPICS

TIMELINE

 

 

 

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 2016

Apply early! Topic selections and team acceptance will begin on Friday, September 2. (Returning teams, this is your deadline for guaranteed renewal). We anticipate at least half of the available team spots will be filled by that date.

Final deadline for applications is September 9, 2016.

Please be advised that some projects are restricted to U.S. Citizen participation only as specified on the list below. For these topics, all team members, faculty, and collaborators must be U.S. Citizens.

Student Majors and Levels are guidelines. Student teams may be comprised of members having different majors and levels, and may include members who are enrolled in related programs or have significant experience or interest in the chosen topic. Members not meeting the topics guidelines are forewarned that extra work may be needed to understand the research material. Contact the NASA Mentor with specific topics questions.

Each new team should choose two topics, a 1st and a 2nd choice from the OPEN topics list.

RESERVED topics are pending team reapplication and may become open if the allocated team is unable to participate. Please contact TSGC if you are interested in a RESERVED topic.

CLOSED topics have a current team or are not offered this semester. They are still of interest to NASA and may become open in future semesters.

Questions regarding team membership and other policies should be directed to designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu.

FALL 2016 TOPICS LISTING UPDATE - [pdf]

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

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

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  • Majors: AE, BME, Eng Phys, ME
  • 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

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  • Majors: AE, Eng Phys, MME, ME, Phys, Math
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: RESERVED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-04 MODEL TO PREDICT OPTICAL PROPERTIES IN SPACE

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

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  • Majors: AE, Eng Phys, MME, ME, Optics, Phys, Math, AM
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • 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

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  • Majors: AE, AAE, EE, CE, Eng Phys, Physics, Math/AM, CS
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: RESERVED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-21 MARS DRILL DESIGN & AUTOMATION

NASA MENTOR: Hum Mandell
CSR & NASA JSC Exploration Office

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  • Majors: All Majors / Disciplines
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-23 OLFACTORY DELIVERY SYSTEM (ODS) DEVELOPMENT

NASA MENTOR: George Salazar
NASA JSC, Human Interface Branch Office

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  • Majors: EE, CE, ME, CHE
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: RESERVED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-24 MARS HABITAT & INITIAL SETTLEMENT VILLAGE

NASA MENTOR: Hum Mandell
CSR & NASA JSC Exploration Office

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  • Majors: ALL
  • Levels: ALL
  • Status: RESERVED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-25 INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

NASA MENTOR: George Salazar
NASA JSC, Avionics Systems Division

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  • Majors: ME, CE
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-30 INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 6 ADDRESSING IN SPACE

NASA MENTOR: Chatwin Lansdowne
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Avionic Systems Division

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  • Majors: EE, CS, CE
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-31 FIELD INSTALLATION TOOL FOR ELECTRICAL BULKHEADS

NASA MENTOR: Chatwin Lansdowne
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Avionic Systems Division

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  • Majors: ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-32 DUAL-USE WIDEBAND MICROPHONE ARRAY SYSTEM CHALLENGE

NASA MENTOR: George Salazar
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Avionic Systems Division

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  • Majors: EE, CE, ME, Physics
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-34 WEARABLE MULTIMODAL CAUTION AND WARNING RESEARCH TOOLS

NASA MENTOR: Cory Simon
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Avionic Systems Division

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  • Majors: EE, CE, HCI, Human Factors
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: RESERVED
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-35 MARS SAMPLE RETURN SYSTEM (MSRS)

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

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  • Majors: ALL MAJORS
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-36 MARS FIELD LAB

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

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  • Majors: ALL MAJORS
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-37 A LOW POWER, SOLID STATE, METHOD OF OXYGEN OF SUPPLY

NASA MENTOR: John Graf
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate/ Crew and Thermal Systems Division

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  • Majors: ME, CHEME, Physics, Materials
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-38 DESIGN/BUILD/TEST A COMPACT, HIGH SPECIFIC AREA LIQUID CONTACTOR

NASA MENTOR: John Graf
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate/ Crew and Thermal Systems Division

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  • Majors: ME, CHEME, Physics, Materials
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-39 NASA ORION SPACECRAFT HEAT SHIELD SPECTROMETER – SOFTWARE APPLICATION

NASA MENTOR: Doug Holland
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Systems Engineering and Test Division

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  • Majors: EE, CS, Software Eng.
  • Levels: All Levels
  • U.S. CITIZENS ONLY
  • Duration: One or Two Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-40 MICRO-G NEUTRAL BUOYANCY EXPERIMENT: SPACEWALK TOOLS TO COLLECT GEOLOGICAL SAMPLES (3 CHALLENGE OPTIONS)

NASA MENTOR: To be assigned upon acceptance
NASA JSC, Office of Education

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  • Majors: Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Duration: One or Two Semester
  • SPECIAL NOTICE: Download PDF for additional info.
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
CLOSED
TDC-11 ALTERNATE CLOTHING WASHING OR SANITIZING SYSTEM FOR LONG DURATION SPACE MISSIONS

NASA MENTOR: Robert Trevino
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate

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  • Majors: All Levels
  • Levels: All Majors
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-33 IN THE AREA OF SONIFICATION

NASA MENTOR: George Salazar
TBA

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  • Majors: TBA
  • Levels: TBA
  • Duration: TBA
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 0