Aerospace Engineering Sciences                                                         University of Colorado at BoulderCu...
Aerospace Engineering Sciences                                                     University of Colorado at Boulder      ...
Aerospace Engineering Sciences                                                                                  University...
Aerospace Engineering Sciences                                                University of Colorado at Boulder           ...
Aerospace Engineering Sciences                                                 University of Colorado at Boulder          ...
Aerospace Engineering Sciences                                                                                            ...
Aerospace Engineering Sciences                                                                                            ...
Contacts:Department Chair          Prof. Penina Axelrad   303-492-6872   penina.axelrad@colorado.eduCC 2008-13            ...
Appendix 2: History of Recent Projects                                                                                    ...
Project                  Explanatory Title                                            ObjectivesCUDBF               Colora...
Project               Explanatory Title                                               ObjectivesCUDBF               The Bu...
SPEAR               Sounding Payload Ejection And Recovery   The goal of the SPEAR project is to design, build and validat...
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  1. 1. Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado at BoulderCustomer Guidelines AY 2012/13Senior Projects (ASEN 4018 & 4028)1.0 Document Scope All undergraduates in Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) are required to take a two semester capstone projects course sequence. This sequence includes ASEN 4018 Senior Projects I: Design Synthesis (Fall semester) and ASEN 4028 Senior Projects II: Design Practicum (Spring semester). The course is taught by a team consisting of 5 faculty Quality is never an accident; it 1 is always the result of high members and two staff members, called the Project Advisory intention, sincere effort, Board (PAB). intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise This document provides guidelines for the scope of a typical choice of many alternatives 2 Aerospace Engineering Sciences Senior Design project and customer expectations. A list of recently-sponsored projects by faculty members or industry is given in Appendix #2. When defining a project, customers understand that the purpose of the AES Senior Projects curriculum is to provide undergraduate students with a mentored experience while working on a requirements-based design project in self-directed teams. All project concepts and aims must have a level of complexity which can be accomplished in the framework of a senior design project equivalent to a workload of 4 credit hours per semester, equivalent to a 16-hour workweek. Customers can view deliverables of projects from previous years at the Senior Design Projects website: .2.0 Senior Projects Course Content Projects are expected to provide an integrative design experience that includes topics from aeronautics or astronautics, and that allows for creative latitude in arriving at a final design. All projects must include components of a) mechanical, b) electrical and c) software subsystems. Due to the systems engineering requirement for projects, each of these three components must present at least 25% (estimated) of the project work. One reason for this requirement is that major problems are usually linked to interface issues between subsystems and students must become aware of those issues. The projects begin with a requirements definition phase and students will make use of the technical and design skills developed throughout the undergraduate Aerospace Engineering Science curriculum. All projects must include a hands-on component that is built and tested, leading up to a validation of the initially-defined requirements. Proposed projects should embody the objectives and expected content defined in the Course Syllabus. The syllabus states that: “The objectives of the ASEN 4018/28 Senior Projects course sequence are:  to teach standard professional aerospace engineering practices,  to teach the elements of conceptual and detail design,  to teach the elements of fabrication, integration, verification test and validation,  to provide an opportunity for students to develop expertise in their particular areas of technical interest, and 1 Number depends on projects 2 http://aeroprojects.colorado.eduAES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 1
  2. 2. Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder  to integrate design analysis methods learned in prior courses.” The syllabus also calls out the expected content for the projects: “All projects are expected to:  Conceive, design, fabricate, integrate, test, verify, validate, and document a product, device, or system.  Contain an element of mechanical, electrical and software subsystems.  Develop designs using quantitative engineering analysis of appropriate complexity, reflecting the academic background expected of Aerospace Engineering seniors, with a foundation based in the core Aerospace courses taught at the undergraduate level.  Use standard systems engineering practices, including the development of requirements, specifications, drawings, schematics, verification plans, and test results.  Use an appropriate set of professional project management tools and practices to ensure project progress, quality and timeliness.” During the first few weeks, students attend lectures about project and team selection, project requirements, functions, constraints, systems engineering and system architecture, project and risk management, manufacturing and safety.3.0 What is Expected from Project Customers? Corporations, companies, small businesses, national laboratories, R&D organizations, and academic faculty members may become project customers. Within the framework of the Senior Design course, all projects are conducted on a best effort basis by students and faculty. The customer shall understand that our primary goal is the education of aerospace engineering students, and as such exploratory or proof-of-concept projects can be quite successful as an undergraduate capstone senior project. Projects which are in the customer’s critical path cannot be accepted as Senior Design projects unless customer takes full responsibilities for any outcome. “Good-to-have” results and “off-ramp” studies are more likely to be suitable. Sponsoring a project should also be seen as a “training-on-the-job” activity and a “9 month interview” for potential future employees. The University of Colorado cannot take any responsibility for results deemed by the customer as “insufficient.” 3.1 Customer Participation in the course The customer provides a one to two page project idea description on the Project Proposal (PP) form to the AES Senior Projects Coordinator and develops detailed Customer Project Requirements Document (CPRD) or other named document with the students. During the two-semester senior projects course, the sponsor has the opportunity and duty to mentor or provide on-the-job training to a group of up to ten students. All customers are expected to become active participants in their sponsored project. Customers should name a contact person for the project who dedicates at least one hour per week to the project. Close contact with the teams during the project definition phase is decisive in determining the success of the proposed project. During the first week of the Fall semester (ASEN 4018, mid-August) students will select and finalize teams around proposed project ideas. Once the team has been formed, students will meet with the selected customer in order to gain full understanding of the project which in turn allows them to define their set of top-level requirements. The task for the students is to transform the customer provided PP and CPRD documents into the first deliverable, called a Project Definition Document (PDD) (Figure 1). This process occurs during the second and third weeks of the fall semester and may include meetings or teleconferences (Polycom™ or other) with the customer. Customer and teamAES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 2
  3. 3. Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder shall agree on the PDD in all details as the base document for the project. The period leading up to PDD is considered the most intense learning stage for the students who are for the first time being exposed to a rigorous requirements-based design project. In review, project customers are expected to:  Complete a Project Proposal form (PP)  Assist students in the development of a set of project requirements based on a Customer Project Requirements Document (CPRD).  Review and negotiate the Project Definition Document (PDD) and Conceptual Design Document (CDD) with the students, faculty and staff.  Provide the project team with advice and feedback on submitted documents and presentations.  Participate in major project reviews (PDR, CDR, SPR) or, if possible organize separate reviews.  Provide input to the advising faculty who determine the grades for teams and individual students. Capstone - Senior Projects PDD – Project Definition Document The PDD is the technical foundation for the project – PDD defines the problem with background information and goals; without specifying solutions – The resources for the PDD are the specific Project Proposal (PP) and the Customer Project Requirements Document (CPRD). – PDD provides rudimentary information on: • Purpose • Objectives • Top level project & systems requirements (minimum for success) • Sub systems requirements • Functional block diagram (concepts of operation) • Verification and validation plans • Deliverables • Risk analysis 43 Figure 1: Expectations for the PDD 3.2 Project Resources available to customer Customers are asked to provide adequate resources for their proposed project (section 3.3). In return, AES facilities, students, staff, and faculty become resources for the customer. The customer’s prime resources are the senior students. The customer has the opportunity to mentor the students while they are in action -- solving requirements-based engineering problems while learning systems engineering at the same time. Over the course of two semesters (28 weeks), a 3 student team averaging 8 members is required to spend 3600 man-hours working on their senior project. In the past, students have spent even more time on average working on their project, as documented in weekly timesheets. Each team is assigned one faculty advisor from the PAB pool. The PAB faculty advisor spends about 110 man-hours working on each project. The remaining PAB faculty members each spend another 15-20 hours working on each project during reviews and evaluations. All senior design teams have priority access to the Aerospace Engineering Sciences machine shop and electronics lab. The students receive design and manufacturing guidance from a full-time machinist and a full-time electronics technician. These two department staff members spend a substantial number of hours (ranging from 60-100% of their time) with the teams to make their 3 8 students x 4 credits x 4 hours/credit/week x 28 weeks (2 semesters)AES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 3
  4. 4. Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder projects successful; thus a portion of their salaries and those of auxiliary support staff must be covered by the senior design projects. Over the past decade of teaching senior projects, the AES department has committed a considerable amount of general funds resources to offer a requirements-based projects course with industry-style management. Expenditures include costs to operate an in-house machine shop, composite materials shop and electronics lab with the required manpower as well as necessary computer hardware and software. Budgetary constraints require that external funding be sought to supplement department costs in order that our program is sustainable. All 28 faculty members (2012) of the Aerospace Engineering Department formally agreed to support senior design teams if approached with project-related questions. If performed in an industry setting with entry level engineers, such a project may cost about $300,000 depending on overhead. 3.3 Project Resources committed by customer Support (financial and/or in-kind) and Intellectual Property (IP) agreement must be negotiated with the projects course coordinator when the Project Proposal (PP) is submitted. The agreement must be in place by the time the Customer Project Requirements Document (CPRD) is presented or no later than at the start of the Fall semester (mid-August). The customer shall clearly define their expectations for deliverables. The life-cycle of in-kind support to the students shall be described in the CPRD. The department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has established two preferred avenues for customers who would like to support a two-semester senior design project. (AES faculty customers may petition alternate support structure to the Department Chair.) The deliverables are described below in section 3.4. The support alternatives including current (2012/13) fees are: 1) The Minimum Support Schedule (MSS) requires a total minimum investment of $20,000, which is subdivided as follows:  Project-specific expenditures for project-specific materials, parts, software: $5000 minimum. Amount varies by project at the discretion of the customer as well as project needs. The customer may also provide additional in-kind contributions.  Department infrastructure and labor fees for the senior projects (shop staff salary, maintenance for manufacturing shop, electronics shop, computer labs, materials, supplies, disposables, other): $15,000. According to the MSS agreement, any Intellectual Property (IP) rights resulting from the supported senior design project remain with the inventor(s), i.e. the students. Students may submit proposals to other funding sources in order to supplement their base funding. These are for example the Engineering Excellence Fund of the College. Often other companies offer in-kind donations, for example software packages or instruments. The customer receives all pertinent project deliverables listed in section 3.4. Hardware will stay in the department for possible future use in another project or in class. Projects are posted on the projects website Details may be included in a Senior Projects Customer Contract - MSS. Contracts are handled either through the University of Colorado office of Contracts and Grants or through the CU Foundation.AES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 4
  5. 5. Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder 2) The Customer Ownership Schedule (COS) requires a total minimum investment of $35,000 divided as follows:  Project-specific expenditures for project-specific materials, parts, software: $5,000 minimum. Amount varies by project at the discretion of the customer as well as project needs. The customer may also provide additional in-kind contributions.  Discretionary use fee for the senior projects (shop staff salary, maintenance manufacturing shop, electronics shop, computer labs, materials, supplies, disposables, other): $15,000.  Transfer of ownership of project-created Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the customer for a non-negotiable fee of $15,000. That fee is applied to staff salary and equipment/lab maintenance.  Only insensitive information, defined by the customer will be posted on the projects website . Students may submit proposals to other funding sources in order to supplement their base funding (only with approval by the project customer). The customer receives all pertinent project deliverables listed in section 3.4. Details will be included in the Senior Projects Customer Contract - COS. These contracts are handled by the CU office of Contracts and Grants which also handles the IP transfer. 3) Special Arrangements. In exceptional cases other arrangements can be negotiated between a customer and the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. 3.4 Deliverables to be Provided to the Customer Customers are invited to join the Student Network, by simple sign up, where students regularly inform the membership about their project progress: The website membership includes more than 500 alumni who may be informed about job opportunities. Customers can download an electronic copy (pdf-document) of each course assignment which is also given to the students. Customers receive the following deliverables from the sponsored student team: 1. Semester I Fall Final Report, FFR (hard copy and PDF-document. Mechanical/electronics/software packages) 2. Semester II Final Report, PFR (hard copy and PDF-document) If they wish, customers receive the following deliverables from the sponsored student team: 3. PDD Data Package (PDF-document) 4. CDD Data Package (PDF-document) 5. PDR Data Package (PDF-document) 6. CDR Data Package (PDF-document) 7. Interim Review I (PDF-document)AES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 5
  6. 6. Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder 8. Interim Review II (PDF-document) 9. SPR Data Package (PDF-document) The content of the document packages are delineated in the course assignments. Separate PDR, CDR, IR, SPR presentations (meeting or internet) may be arranged between the customer and sponsored senior design team. Additional conditional deliverables are based on the underlying agreement between customer and AES department:  MSS-agreement: No additional deliverables. Only customer-provided hardware will be returned to customer with the Semester II Spring Final Report Package, unless the customer, in writing, donates the material to the Department.  COS-agreement: Transfer of all provided and created project hardware, software, and intellectual property rights to the customer with the Semester II Spring Final Report Package.  Shipment of final material is planned within two weeks after official end of the semester. Customers may visit the Senior Design Projects Website ( to assess the quality of select past senior design project deliverables and benchmark them according to their own standards.4.0 Senior Projects Course Structure The Senior Projects course is a core course in the education of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) students at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While a capstone experience is required by 4 all accredited engineering programs the AES department offers a rigorous two-semester course where students move through a requirements-based design process from concept to test and validation. Students work in self-directed teams. A team typically consists of between 7 - 10 Aerospace Engineering students of senior standing (Figure 2). Each team is assigned two faculty advisors from the Project Advisory Board (PAB) pool. These faculty members cover a wide range of technical skills. The individual team advisors are generally chosen to satisfy critical needs of select teams and will formally meet with their teams for at least one hour each week. The course document “Faculty Guidelines” defines the roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff. AES Senior Projects Structure Course Coordinator Machinist Maximum 8-10 Teams Matt Rhode Electronics Trudy Schwartz 1 PAB 1 PAB 1 PAB 1 External 1 External 1 External Advisors Advisors Advisors Project Advisor Board (PAB) TEAM 1 TEAM 2 TEAM 8 Total 5-6 faculty (1 course credit) and Customer Customer Customer 1 2 2 staff members 8 7-10 7-10 7-10 Students Students 1 Course Coordinator Students 4-5 Faculty Team Advisors; 2 Staff advisors: M. Rhode, T. Schwartz 8-10 External/Industry Advisers 4 Figure 2: Project organizational structure 4 See for more information.AES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 6
  7. 7. Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder At the beginning of the first semester (Fall) of the course (ASEN 4018) students receive a customer- provided Project Proposal (PP) and a Customer Project Requirements Document (CPRD) or other document from the customer (Figure 3). Customers are asked to prepare a short Elevator Pitch (15 minutes with questions) about the project to be given on the first and second day of class in Fall semester. Using this start-up package, students begin analyzing the design of the proposed system, starting with design concepts and assessing design requirements. This work will be documented in a Project Definition Document (PDD) and followed by a systems architecture analysis documented in a Conceptual Design Document (CDD). The teams are required to defend their designs at a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and at the end of the semester in a Critical Design Review (CDR). The one-hour (total) presentations with question-and-answer period are held before the 7-member faculty and staff Project Advisory Board (PAB), and customer representatives, who evaluate the project according to a set of predefined grading metrics. Course requirements state that each student must present at one of the oral presentations. By the time of the PDR, teams are required to have a team Organization Chart (Figure 4) which details the responsibilities of individual students. Each student must assume one type of leadership position. Since the teams are small, individual students must assume multiple technical functions. At PDR teams must select one critical subsystem to perform some prototyping studies to be presented at the upcoming CDR. After the PDR or CDR presentations each PAB member may submit a Request For Action (RFA) form to any team detailing issues which require special attention. These RFAs must be formally addressed by a defined date, e.g. at CDR or IR1. At CDR teams must present results from prototyping a critical component of their design and fully understand and document all safety issues which were encountered during the manufacturing and testing of their project. The fall semester is concluded with a comprehensive Fall Final Report (FFR) which is a detailed version of the CDR. Typical Senior Projects Team Structure Typical Course Schedule Teams operate like small entrepreneurial businesses Team Formation PAB Customer Advisor PDD CDD CDR PDR Break FFR Fall W01 W02 W03 W04 W05 W06 W06 W08 W09 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 Project Systems Manager Engineer Preliminary Design Detailed Design CFO Manufacturing Safety Last Machining Day Engineer Engineer ITLL EXPO Symposium Common Subsystems: Mechanical IR #2 IR #1 Subsystem 1 Subsystem 2 Subsystem 3 Subsystem 4 Electrical PFR SPR Break Lead Engineer Lead Engineer Lead Engineer Lead Engineer Software Aerodynamics Spring Structures W01 W02 W03 W04 W05 W06 W06 W08 W09 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 Thermal Manufacturing Integration and Test 9 5 Figure 3: Project time line Figure 4: Suggested team organizational structure The goal of the PAB is to lead every team to success. If the CDR is successful students will manufacture, test, verify, validate and document the design of their system during the second semester (ASEN 4028). Students must then validate the original requirements levied on the system. Two Interim Reviews (IR1, IR2) are held during which students inform the PAB about the current progress of their project. After testing is concluded, students report their verification and validation results in a Spring Project Review (SPR) presentation to the PAB and customers, followed by a 2- semester comprehensive Project Final Report (PFR), which is the final deliverable for the two- semester course. A final course requirement is to present their project at a one day Symposium for professional engineers and recruiters. The presentation to the general public at the Integrated 5 Teaching & Learning Laboratiory (ITLL) Design Exposition is optional. 5 Guidelines, 6/1/2012 7
  8. 8. Contacts:Department Chair Prof. Penina Axelrad 303-492-6872 penina.axelrad@colorado.eduCC 2008-13 Prof. Jean Koster 303-492-6945 Jean.koster@colorado.eduStudent adviser Claire Yang 303-492-2940 Claire.Yang@colorado.eduAddress:University of ColoradoDepartment of Aerospace Engineering Sciences1111 Engineering Drive429 UCBBoulder, Colorado 80309-0429 Phone: (303) 492-6417Appendix 1: Acronyms PP Project Proposal (form) CPRD Customer Project Requirements Document PDD Project Definition Document CDD Conceptual Design Document PDR Preliminary Design Review CDR Critical Design Review FFR Fall Final Report IR1 Interim Review #1 IR2 Interim Review #2 SPR Spring Project Review PFR Project Final Report MSS Minimum Support Schedule COS Customer Ownership Schedule ITLL Integrated Teaching & Learning Laboratory CC Course CoordinatorAES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 8
  9. 9. Appendix 2: History of Recent Projects 6 Potential customers are encouraged to visit the AES Senior Design course webpage and study some of the posted non-proprietary project reports. Project Explanatory Title ObjectivesBIRDIE Biologically-Inspired low Reynolds number To create an experimental apparatus that can trace out a Dynamic Imagery Experiment given wing motion similar to a hummingbird in hovering flightDIABLO De-rotated Imager of the Aurora Borealis in Provide a spinning satellite with a de-rotated imaging system Low-Earth OrbitD-SUAVE Deployable Small UAV Explorer To design, fabricate, integrate and verify a RC controlled UAV capable of being remotely deployed from the ARES aircraft and flying a specific flight patternPRV Peregrine Return Vehicle To provide the Colorado Space Grant Consortium with a reusable vehicle that can return student built science payloads to a selected targetSOARS Self Organizing Aerial Reconnaissance System Design, build and test an autonomous aerial system (UAS) capable of imaging multiple targets within a 1 km circle as quickly as possible with 99% probability of object detection (according to Johnson criteria)SWIFT Supersonic Wind and Imaging Flow Tunnel Supersonic wind tunnel (Mach number 1.5 – 2.5) and flow visualization system operable by undergraduate studentsVITL Vehicle for Icy Terrain Locomotion Design and build a prototype for locomotion system of a vehicle exploring a Europa-like surface capable of traversing 1 km of icy terrain in 7 days with characteristic obstaclesBREW Bolt-on Racecar Enhancing Wing Conceive, design, fabricate, integrate, test, and verify a device that allows the measurement of the downforce and drag of any rear wing for present and future CU FSAE carsCALAMAR-E Cavity Actuated Low-speed Actively Conceptualize, design, fabricate, test, and verify synthetic jet Maneuverable Aquatic Rover Experiment actuators for a highly maneuverable, low speed underwater vehicleFARS Flap and Aileron Replacement System Produce a wing that demonstrates roll control without mechanical linkages by integration of smart materials as actuatorsMaCH-SR1 Multi-disciplinary university of Colorado Conceive, design, fabricate, integrate, and verify a self- Hybrid Student Rocket sufficient hybrid rocket engineMARS Meteorological Aerial Research Sonde Conceive, design, fabricate, and test a deployable dual-mode sonde system that will provide multi-unit communications ability capable of sustained flight times and controlled flightPHOENIX Design a small, lightweight, hand-launched UAV marketed toward research and rescue missionsSPEC Space Elevator Climber Design a model space elevator system to compete in the Spaceward Foundation “Elevator 2010” competition.STOW Short TakeOff Wing Design, fabricate , and characterize a FanWing deviceHAVUC Heavy-lift Aerial Vehicle for the University of Conceive, design, fabricate, integrate, test, and verify an Colorado uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV) with a heavy-lift capability that has an empty weight no greater than 10 lb; heavy-lift being defined as the payload contributing a minimum of 60% to the total takeoff weightSHARC Stable Handling Aerial Radio-controlled Develop a low-cost, easy to operate, and reliable aerial Cargo-testbed vehicle for testing of sensor payloads 6 http://aeroprojects.colorado.eduAES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 9
  10. 10. Project Explanatory Title ObjectivesCUDBF Colorado University Design-Build-Fly Design, build, fly a high-volume payload competitive aircraft after AIAA competition guidelines.HARRV High Altitude Research Return Vehicle Design, build, test a return vehicle for scientific payloads released from high altitude balloons to proximity of balloon launch siteAPTERA Aero-Braking Project To Effectively Reduce Design, build, and test a deployable device which will increase Altitude aerodynamic drag with the intent of changing the orbit of the DANDE satellite from 600km to 350km within 300 days.Mach-SR1 Multi-disciplinary University of Colorado Design, build, test, integrate feed, injection and ignition Hybrid Student Rocket Project subsystems into a flight configuration for a hybrid rocket to deliver a 0.5 kg payload to an altitude of 4,500 m.KRAKEN Kinematically Roving Autonomously Design, build, and competitively test an unmanned controlled Electro-Nautic underwater vehicle equipped with vortex ring thrustersMARVLIS Micro Air Reconnaissance Vehicle Launch and Design, fabricate, and test a micro air vehicle capable of Imaging System capturing an image and transmitting it with a time and position stampADAMSS Aerially Deployed Autonomously Monitored Design and build a system that can remotely place low-cost Surface Sensors disposable sensors, collect science data, and then retrieve this data all without on-site human interactionARCTIC Arctic Region Climate Tracking and The goal is to develop a payload that provides arctic climate Instrumentation Cargo data measurements at otherwise inaccessible earth-fixed locations. The payload will be constructed for an InSitu Insight A-20 UAV.MADS Miniature Aircraft Deployment System Goal is to develop a system that can attach to the radio- controlled (RC) primary vehicle capable of in-flight deployment of 4 secondary vehicles that are capable of self- sustained flight.ReMuS Re-deployable Multi-rover System The goal of this project is to provide a proof-of-concept for an interacting multi-robot system. Two child robots will detach from the mother, perform tasks and reattach to the mother.SUAV Solar Unmanned Aerial Vehicle The goal is to modify a high performance sailplane by the addition of a structurally integrated photovoltaic system in order to extend the standard endurance of the aircraft by 250%.SWARM Systematic Waypoint based Autonomous Design an autopilot, communication infrastructure, and Reconnaissance MAVs coordination algorithm compatible with Micro Air Vehicles. Integrate autonomous launch and flight in swarm with rigid algorithm control.VALASARAPTOR Vertical Ascent and Landinglanding Aircraft Design and build modifications that will outfit an existing for the Study of Atmospherics in Recording remote controlled UAV with VTOL and hovering capabilities Acoustic Propagation of Terrestrial and and carry a NOAA designed probe. Oceanic RadiationCOSMOS Control and Operating System for Monitoring Design, fabricate, and implement a feedback control system and Observing Space for a high gain antenna capable of tracking celestial objects and satellites in Earth orbit.DANTE Demonstration of an Afterburner and Nozzle Design, fabricate and integration of an afterburner with a on a mini-Turbojet Engine variable area nozzle into a miniature turbojet engine resulting in a 50% increase in thrust.CTS CubeSat Tether System The mission of CTS is to develop a ground-based proof-of- concept for a CubeSat tether system.CUBOAT Colorado Underwater Buoyant Oceanic The objective of the CUBOAT project is to develop and Acoustic neTwork demonstrate an acoustic network system capable of relaying and executing mission plans from an operator to an autonomous underwater vehicle via underwater transmission.AES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 10
  11. 11. Project Explanatory Title ObjectivesCUDBF The Buff Bambino 2009 The objective is to design, build, test, verify, and fly a portable UAV that can transport high volume internal and external payloads to complete the missions set out by the AIAA Design- Build-Fly competition.Dream Chaser A 15% scale model of Dream Chaser (SNC) Design a scale model capable of withstanding all expected forces that would be imparted during flight test from 3800 ft.HELIOS Hybrid Electric Integrated Optimized System Design, test, and build a hybrid diesel-solar-electric (NASA) propulsion system for a small aircraftLPLUS Langmuir Probes for the Lunar Surface (LASP) Design a terrestrial prototype instrument to deploy three Langmuir probes for lunar dust measurements.R3 Remote Reconnaissance Rovers (JPL) Design and develop a multi-rover system to acquire and transmit an image of a predefined location of interest.TREST Testbed for Responsive Experiments in Space Develop an EDU of a telescopic imaging system that mounts Tracking to the TREADS-S platform and captures images and identifies a moving object within the images.HPMS Hydrazine Propulsion Management System Develop an experimental facilitate to validate a water (BALL) hammer prediction software for hydrazine propulsion systems in use at Ball Aerospace.Biomite Biofueled Miniature Turbojet Engine Develop a competitive turbojet product for an expanding UAV propulsion market.EPIC Express Payload Integration CubeSat (LASP) Design, develop and test a fully functional CubeSat bus using COTS parts.HALO HySor Apparatus for Launch Operations (ULA) Design a portable, scalable, reusable launch system intended to safely launch the HySoR rocket or a hybrid rocket of similar design.REDCROC Research and Development for the Capture Design, build, test, and evaluate Earth-based demonstration and Removal of Orbital Clutter (LMCO) devices for the capture of orbital debris.SOLSTICE Standalone-electric Optimized Lifting System, Design, build and operate a second generation hybrid gas- Transitional Internal Combustion Engine electric dual torque propulsion system based on HELIOS.THEIA Telescopic High-definition Earth Imaging Design and construct an optical payload engineering unit Apparatus compatible with the ALL-STAR bus that images Earth in full color.XROVER Extended Range of Versatile Exploration Proof of concept development of a family of three rovers, a Rovers (JPL) mother rover and two children rovers who are assigned tasks by the mother rover.PACRAT Progress and Advancement for the Capture & To design, build, test and evaluate an earth-based system to Removal of Aerospace Trash (LMCO) de-orbit debris with diameters ranging from 5-15 cm from Low Earth OrbitSTARR Sample Targeting And Retrieval Rover (JPL) To design, build, and test a Rover System that will identify and retrieve a sample based on color.CASTOR CubeSat for Atmospheric STudies in Orbit and CASTOR will design and build a CubeSat bus EDU to support Re-entry (LASP) the QB50 mission.DAYSTAR Diurnal Star Tracking for Balloon-borne The DayStar team will develop a prototype star tracking Attitude Determination (SWRI) system capable of providing pointing knowledge to a diurnal, lighter-than-air platform.ICECUBE Investigation of Cryogenic Emissivity by CU ICECUBE will design, build and validate a testbed to determine and Ball Engineers (BALL) the cryogenic emissivity for a given surface and determine the uncertainty of the emissivity.IMPULSE Investigation of Motor Performance Under The purpose of the IMPULSE project is to develop a test bed Low-frequency Shock Environments that measures the effects of a force imparted by the test bed (Pedalectric Inc.) on a hubmotor/wheel system.FENIX Fluid Extraction for Nozzle Injection Design an experimental test bed to facilitate experiments for eXperiment (EEF, UROP) thrust vectoring and supersonic throat constrictionAES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 11
  12. 12. SPEAR Sounding Payload Ejection And Recovery The goal of the SPEAR project is to design, build and validate a (ULA) payload ejection and recovery system for the HySoR launch vehicle.AES-SRP-Customer Guidelines, 6/1/2012 12