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General Electric (GE) Energy Storage is a subsidiary of GE that focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing different types of energy storage devices. These energy storage devices can be used in a variety of applications such as uninterrupted power supplies (UPS) for cell phone towers, data...
EyeTech Digital Systems produces external eye-tracking hardware that connects to computers with associated software. This is used to improve the lives of those suffering from paralysis, carpal tunnel, and other impairments that limit the use of the hands. Currently, they manufacture and sell an eye...
The Society of Automate Engineer’s (SAE) and IEEE sponsor a collegiate design competition for college and university teams to design, develop, and build a formula style, gasoline/electric, open wheeled hybrid race car. FSAE-H scores contestants using the following events: design presentation,...
Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc. (ISSI) is a contractor of the Air Force, and is interested in researching hybrid technology for use in unmanned aerial vehicles. The purpose of the hybrid system would be to increase the total range the unmanned aerial vehicles can travel before refueling. ISSI...
Moxtek is a company from Orem, UT that specializes in x-ray detectors that are primarily used for elemental analysis (x-ray spectroscopy). The detectors have a window that maintains vacuum inside the detector, while allowing x-rays to pass through. The current detectors use a beryllium window that...
Atlas Copco is a global supplier of specialized equipment and tools headquartered in Sweden. The U.S. sales division headquartered in Denver, CO has been experiencing major growth over the past seven years. With such rapid growth the company has been experiencing issues in meeting customer demand...
BYU Applied Biomechanics Engineering Laboratory (BABEL), under the direction of Dr. Anton Bowden, researches several topics on the human lumbar spine, including spinal motion, intervertebral discs and spinal ligaments, with the goal of identifying causes of lower back pain. Ligaments are important...
The OEC 9900 Elite Mobile C-arm produced by GE Healthcare is a mobile x-ray machine used in hospital operating rooms. The C-arm incorporates a pivoting, rear-wheel steering mechanism to allow the operator to sweep the machine along the length of the operating table. This sweeping motion permits...
Moxtek, Inc. is a company based out of Orem, Utah, with a major focus on designing and building X-ray tubes that are primarily used in hand-held elemental analysis (x-ray spectroscopy). Moxtek sells power supply blocks packaged with their X-ray tubes to customers, providing a solution to the high...
As part of the 2010-2011 NASA University Student Launch Initiative competition, the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department and the Fulton College of Engineering sponsored capstone team 12 in building a rocket that would compete against other universities. The rocket must carry an innovative payload...

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