Abstract Title

The Future of Transportation Technology (AZLoop: Arizona’s SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Pod Team)

Faculty Mentor Name

Sam Siewert, Michael Fabian

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

AZLoop is a collaboration between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona State University graduate and undergraduate students. The purpose is to design, test, and build a small-scale prototype of a high-speed vacuum tube pod with the intent of competing at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition III. In August 2017, AZLoop competed against hundreds of international teams for a spot at Competition II and placed in the top 8. We have recently been accepted for a position at Competition III and are moving into the manufacturing phase. The goal for Competition III is to achieve maximum velocity and stop within a mile long, vacuum-pressure test track developed and built by SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA. We intend to accomplish this through a combination of powerful electric propulsion, magnetic levitation, and high-speed short-distance braking. The team has demonstrated its ability to work across long distances, under extreme pressure, with strict constraints and unrealistic deadlines.

Poster Presentation

EAGLE PRIZE Award

Location

AC1-Atrium, Eagle Gym

Start Date

3-23-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

3-23-2018 9:00 PM

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The Future of Transportation Technology (AZLoop: Arizona’s SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Pod Team)

AC1-Atrium, Eagle Gym

AZLoop is a collaboration between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona State University graduate and undergraduate students. The purpose is to design, test, and build a small-scale prototype of a high-speed vacuum tube pod with the intent of competing at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition III. In August 2017, AZLoop competed against hundreds of international teams for a spot at Competition II and placed in the top 8. We have recently been accepted for a position at Competition III and are moving into the manufacturing phase. The goal for Competition III is to achieve maximum velocity and stop within a mile long, vacuum-pressure test track developed and built by SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA. We intend to accomplish this through a combination of powerful electric propulsion, magnetic levitation, and high-speed short-distance braking. The team has demonstrated its ability to work across long distances, under extreme pressure, with strict constraints and unrealistic deadlines.

Poster Presentation

EAGLE PRIZE Award