Previous Capstone Projects

The objective of the 2017 BYU Baja team is to build an off-road vehicle to compete in the Baja SAE competition held June 7-10, 2017 in Peoria, IL. BYU Baja will be competing against over 100 competitors to be selected as the best design by a fictitious manufacturing company. To succeed, BYU Baja...
The Air Force Research Lab, or AFRL, is a military research laboratory in charge of weapons and equipment development, including aerospace defense and cyberspace defense. This year they challenged universities to create a small, lightweight cargo transporter to use in enemy airfield seizures. When...
Union Pacific Railroad was first incorporated on July 1, 1862 with the first rails laid in Omaha, Nebraska. Since then it has grown to operate approximately 9,000 locomotives, manage 95,000 freight cars and employ over 50,000 people. In order to improve fuel efficiency of its fleet of freight...
This project was inspired by Andrew Mills, a 9 year-old local of Utah County with a severe leg length discrepancy. His condition limits his knee range of motion, restricting his leg movements and making it difficult to ride a bicycle. The goal of this Capstone team was to design and build a bicycle...
The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology and BYU Mechanical Engineering Department sponsored a team of students to design, build, and compete with a robust, versatile, lightweight rover in the University Rover Challenge (URC). The URC competition is recognized as the most prestigious...
L3 Technologies (L3) is a world leader in electronics and communications solutions for defense and military markets. Currently, in one of L3’s communications systems, the company uses a wedge-lock to secure circuit board modules while dissipating heat to a chassis. The wedge-locks tend to bind up,...
Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc. (ISSI) is a company in Dayton, Ohio that performs engineering research and development for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and several other federal customers. This design is comprised of a lightweight air compressor subsystem for an unmanned air...
Ron Hilton is the founder of VacDuster and the sponsor of our project. His son, Nathan Hilton, is the CEO of the company and our liaison for this project. Ron and Nathan are entrepreneurs who believe they have found the solution to one of the greatest problems in the cleaning industry, namely dust...
Burr OAK Tool Inc. is a world leader in providing machines, tools, and expertise to manufacturers of heat exchangers and tube processing industries. Burr OAK markets a machine that uses compressed air to perform tube expansion, which can be difficult to control. Burr OAK desired a process capable...
Aeration occurs in many water and wastewater treatment processes, but in the activated sludge process and its variants, it consumes more energy than other processes. Reducing energy consumption during aeration is usually the best initial step to minimize energy cost. WesTech has a technology...

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