Faculty Mentor Name

Andy Gerrick

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

Arizona Hyperloop is a coalition between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona State University students competing in Elon Musk’s annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Hyperloop is the proposed “Fifth Mode of Transportation” - coined “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table.” A hyperloop pod levitates and travels at nearly the speed of sound inside a vacuum tube, which eliminates air resistance. Musk hosts the annual competition to university students to encourage the evolution of urban transportation. The goal is to design, build, and race the fastest prototype pod at SpaceX’s mile-long test track in Hawthorne, CA. In the absence of the SpaceX competition this year, Arizona Hyperloop is hosting an international competition in March 2020. Arizona Hyperloop has been involved with the project for over four years and was selected to compete for three years in a row. The team demonstrates an aptitude for leadership and teamwork despite working split across the state with tight deadlines. Arizona Hyperloop is excited to be a pioneer in the future of transportation. On Discovery Day, Arizona Hyperloop is presenting the hyperloop pod as an example of what engineering students can accomplish. This display may interest students in joining Embry-Riddle and hyperloop.

  • POSTER PRESENTATION AND STATIC DISPLAY
  • EAGLE PRIZE AWARD

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Arizona Hyperloop: The Fifth Mode of Transportation

Arizona Hyperloop is a coalition between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona State University students competing in Elon Musk’s annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Hyperloop is the proposed “Fifth Mode of Transportation” - coined “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table.” A hyperloop pod levitates and travels at nearly the speed of sound inside a vacuum tube, which eliminates air resistance. Musk hosts the annual competition to university students to encourage the evolution of urban transportation. The goal is to design, build, and race the fastest prototype pod at SpaceX’s mile-long test track in Hawthorne, CA. In the absence of the SpaceX competition this year, Arizona Hyperloop is hosting an international competition in March 2020. Arizona Hyperloop has been involved with the project for over four years and was selected to compete for three years in a row. The team demonstrates an aptitude for leadership and teamwork despite working split across the state with tight deadlines. Arizona Hyperloop is excited to be a pioneer in the future of transportation. On Discovery Day, Arizona Hyperloop is presenting the hyperloop pod as an example of what engineering students can accomplish. This display may interest students in joining Embry-Riddle and hyperloop.

  • POSTER PRESENTATION AND STATIC DISPLAY
  • EAGLE PRIZE AWARD