Previous Capstone Projects

BYU M.A.R.S. is a competitive capstone team registered for the University Rover Challenge (URC) hosted by the Mars Society in May 2015. The competition involves a series of tasks to be performed by a student-designed rover. These tasks are designed to simulate conditions that may be encountered by...
NOV IntelliServ has developed a method of instantaneous transmission of down-hole data while drilling for oil using a Wired Drill Pipe Network. High speed coaxial DataCables run within pipe walls and use induction coils on pipe tool mounts to create a continuous transmission line. When placed,...
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base conducts experiments and oversees research in the best interest of national defense. Over the last few years more and more research has become devoted to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). AFRL has specifically been looking...
Union Pacific spends approximately 202 million dollars each year pulling train cars loaded with grain. In order to conserve fuel, reduce emissions and save money, Union Pacific partnered with Brigham Young University to improve their C5 grain cars. The method of fuel conservation was to analyze...
Our project’s sponsor, IntelliServ, a joint venture with NOV and Schlumberger, manufactures high-speed telemetry drill pipes for the oil and gas industry. Our team was tasked with two different projects for IntelliServ. The first was a portable high-speed telemetry demonstration kit which could be...
New Jersey based parking services company, PayLock, assists large cities to recoup lost income due to unpaid parking tickets. In New York alone there are over $700 million in parking fines left unpaid. PayLock combats this issue with their one of a kind “SmartBoot”,...
Cost, life, and reliability of solar cells has greatly improved in recent years. Burr Oak Tool Inc., the team’s sponsor, asked team Solar Oak to produce a scalable Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) protected solar array, which can operate when the city power grid isn’t functioning. EMP events can be...
National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is known world-wide for their design, production, and sale of oil and gas drilling equipment. One of the many parts produced is a punch plate used to separate and filter debris during the drilling process. One step in the production of these screens involves spraying a...
The Boeing Company is a leading manufacturer in the aerospace industry. In order to remain competitive they are working to reduce costs and improve manufacturing reliability and speed. In order to improve their manufacturing process, The Boeing Company requested a design for a flexible CNC tooling...
The Los Alamos National Laboratory is charged with solving national security challenges. Our sponsor challenged our team to design a lightweight vessel that will deliver a fluid that is incompatible with most vessel materials. Due to the fluid's incompatibility, we were required to have the fluid...

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