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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 AS SPECIFIED IN THE LIST BELOW. FOR THESE TOPICS, ALL TEAM MEMBERS 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.

Questions regarding team membership and other policies 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

Download Specs [pdf]
  • 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