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About TSGC

ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

Getting Started

DESIGN TEAMS

DESIGN TEAM NOTEBOOK

DESIGN TOPICS

GUIDELINES

TIMELINE & DEADLINES

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Dr. Tim Urban
urban@csr.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
jurgens@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 - SPRING 2014

Design Briefs will be accepted January 13 - January 31, 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 Dr. Tim Urban.

TOPICS LISTING UPDATE - [pdf]

TOPIC # TOPIC TITLE TEAM SPECS / TOPIC STATUS
TDC-01  CREW FORCE LOADING ON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STRUCTURE
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-02  THRUSTER PLUME DUST MODEL FOR ASTEROID EXPLORATION
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Structural Engineering Division
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  • 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 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: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-04  MODEL TO PREDICT OPTICAL PROPERTIES IN SPACE
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-05  LIVE VIDEO STITCHING - ZOOM MATCHING
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)
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  • Majors: EE, CE, Optics
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: OPEN
  • Current Teams: 0
TDC-06  LIVE VIDEO STITCHING PANORAMA
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)
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  • 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 JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)
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  • 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 JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)
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  • 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 JSC, Engineering Directorate, Engineering Human Interfaces Branch (EV3)
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  • 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 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: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 2
TDC-11  ALTERNATE CLOTHING WASHING OR SANITIZING SYSTEM FOR LONG DURATION SPACE MISSIONS
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate
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  • Majors: All Levels
  • Levels: All Majors
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-12  LEAK DETERMINATION OF COTS LI-ION BATTERY CELLS
NASA JSC, Engineering Directorate
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  • Majors: CSE; EE; ET
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-13  INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT DEVICE MATURATION
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 JSC, Engineering Directorate, Propulsion and Power Division
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  • 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 JSC Advanced Development Office
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  • 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 JSC Advanced Development Office
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  • 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 JSC Advanced Development Office
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  • 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 JSC Advanced Development Office
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  • 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 JSC Advanced Development Office
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  • 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 JSC, Engineering Directorate, Habitable Airlock Project
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  • Majors: AE, Aeronautical Engineering, ME
  • Levels: UPPER DIVISION [JR/SR]
  • Duration: Two-Semester
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-21  MARS DRILL DESIGN & AUTOMATION
CSR & NASA JSC Exploration Office
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  • Majors: All Majors / Disciplines
  • Levels: All Levels
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-22  ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS
NASA JSC, Advanced Development Office
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  • 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 JSC, Human Interface Branch Office
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  • 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
CSR & NASA JSC Exploration Office
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  • Majors: ALL
  • Levels: ALL
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 1
TDC-25  LUMBAR THERAPY SYSTEM
NASA JSC, Crew and Thermal Systems Division
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  • Majors: ALL
  • Levels: ALL
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Current Teams: 2
TDC-26  INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM
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