2013 - 2014 Senior DesignCEDE Academic CalendarCivil 1 - Stormwater MonitoringCivil 2 - Entre Creek SpawningCivil 3 - Blue Creek, Midnite MineCivil 4 - Freeman School CCI4 RemovalCivil 5 - CSO Residential Stormwater TreatmentCivil 6 - Sustainable Kitchen TechnologiesCivil 7 - Willow Creek Bridge ReplacementCivil 8 - Padhar, India Hospital FacilityCivil 9 - Bridger Bowl Ski LodgeCivil 10 - GU Structural AssessmentCivil 11 - Benin Research & Modeling of Groundwater Civil 12 - SCC Technical Education Bldg.Civil 13 - SCC Bldg 15 Addition DesignCivil 14 - Hydro Safety Grab LinesComputer Science 1 - Go LumberComputer Science 2 - Schweitzer Mobile AppComputer Science 3 - Glider Winch Host ManagerComputer Science 4 - Mobile App for GUEE & CPEN 1 - Downtown Network ModelEE & CPEN 2 - Parkinson's Voice Monitor, Stage 2EE & CPEN 3 - Wireless ElectricityEE & CPEN 4 - Winch Embedded Contoller SystemEE & CPEN 5 - SEL Wireless CommunicationsEE & CPEN 6 - The FishboxMechanical 1 - Expandable Coil MandrelMechanical 2 - Combine Feed Plate AdaptorMechanical 3 - Silica Particle SamplerMechanical 4 - Pressure Transient Testing
Mechanical 5 - Solar Panel Device
Mechanical 6 - EPA Sustainable Kitchen TechnologiesMechanical 7 - Bulldog Baja SuspensionMechanical 8 - Part Handling SystemMechanical 9 - RCVD Run Load DisassemblerMechanical 10 - Belt FeederMechanical 11 - Benin Groundwater ModelingMechanical 12 - Lifting Device for IngotsMechanical 13 - Winch Drum Design & AnalysisMechanical 14 - Boiling Cold PlatesMechanical 15 - Rack & Pinion Conveyor SystemMechanical 16 - the FishboxMechanical 17 - Parkinson's Voice Monitor - Stage 2Mechanical 18 - Downtown Network Model

Mechanical 5 - Solar Panel Device

Solar Panel Tracking Device

Student Team: Jakob Lindsey, Travis Carter, Adam Obenberger, Derk Westermeyer, Paige Bernier
Advisor: T. Tollefsbol
Sponsoring Organization:  T&D Program/Engineering Management      
Liaison: tbd/Peter McKenny

Project Background:

Construct a mounting platform for four solar panels, design and build a device to deliver maximum electrical output from the panels throughout the day, and verify each panel provides an electrical output which is similar to specified test data.

Project Goal:

 Installation and testing of four/eight solar panels.

Project Deliverables:

1.      Construct suitable platform and mount solar panels

2.      Measure electrical output and compare to manufacturer’s test data sheets

3.      Design and build a device to maximize electrical output throughout the day

4.      Complete all electrical/mechanical testing to verify overall operation.

5.      Provide final report    


Project Management and Communication Expectations:

1.      Develop overall project plan and update weekly

2.      Conduct weekly team meeting with documented minutes including assigned action items/due dates and timesheet indicating hours spent and work completed

3.   Timely submission of all required interim/final project reports

Project Research:

1.      Review and document all prior work in area (including history of solar panel development)

2.      Methods of installing and testing solar panels

3.      Estimated cost of complete installation and recommended steps to reduce costs



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