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Ground Support Equipment For Northrop Grumman Massive Heat Transfer Experiment, Michael A. Manuel, Christopher J. Sparber, Greg A. Trent 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Ground Support Equipment For Northrop Grumman Massive Heat Transfer Experiment, Michael A. Manuel, Christopher J. Sparber, Greg A. Trent

Aerospace Engineering

California Polytechnic State University students designed, built, and certified ground support equipment for the Northrop Grumman Massive Heat Transfer Experiment. The Cal Poly design team built the 10000, 20000, and 30000 assemblies to meet Northrop Grumman requirements. The requirements included interface limitations, design load factors, delivery, and testing specifications. The design process consists of requirements generation, conceptual design, preliminary design, design reviews, manufacturing, and certification. The hardware was successfully completed and is used at the Johnson Space and Kennedy Space Center.


Ergonomic Methods To Improve Safety In The Construction Sector And Reduce Costs, Mona Barjasteh 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Ergonomic Methods To Improve Safety In The Construction Sector And Reduce Costs, Mona Barjasteh

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Many small construction companies have difficulty providing a safe working environment for their employees because of their lack of resources. There is a need to provide a manual for small construction companies employing 10 or fewer workers with the best ergonomic solutions of the top most common injuries. Accidents in the construction field are very high with nearly 175,00o nonfatal injuries and 1,121 deaths in 2002. The nonfatal cases occur 7.1 times per 100 full time workers, while serious injuries occur 2.8 times per 100 full time workers. This information reveled the importance of focusing on ...


Process Improvement For The Department Of Surgery Sierra Vista Medical Center, Jessica Paz 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Process Improvement For The Department Of Surgery Sierra Vista Medical Center, Jessica Paz

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This report proposes and analyzes process improvement methods for the Surgical Services Department at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. The department currently operates with an average of 25% of elective cases starting on time. This can be attributed to a number of inefficiencies that occur throughout the hospital.

The following Industrial Engineering methods were utilized to improve patient flow:  creation of a data collection system to quantify delays  use of simulation and facility redesign techniques to determine feasibility and benefits of moving towards a surgical center model  development of a user interfaced database to record and analyze the occurrences of ...


Lean Inventory Management System For Boeing Missile Defense, Danielle Partridge 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Lean Inventory Management System For Boeing Missile Defense, Danielle Partridge

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Lean inventory management is influential for business. One of the wastes businesses aim to reduce, using lean principles, is inventory. Inventory management provides the essential tools for eliminating extra inventory and cost that is tied up in capital.

Boeing’s Ground Based Missile Defense inventory area was failing at meeting their proprietary lean manufacturing goals. There was a need for an inventory system that included: lean principles, inventory management and user-friendly capability. The goal of this project’s inventory management database process was to minimize inventory investment while still meeting functional requirements. The deliverables for this project met the needs ...


Polyenvi, Stephen Beard, Josh Engel, Paul Fake, Diego Flores, Alvaro Nunez, Miguel Wong 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Polyenvi, Stephen Beard, Josh Engel, Paul Fake, Diego Flores, Alvaro Nunez, Miguel Wong

Electrical Engineering

Poor indoor air quality is a problem that is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cause health issues. In order to raise awareness of this problem, this document outlines the construction of a device that economically measures air quality through five metrics: dust, smoke, ozone, humidity, and temperature. The device integrates with a router to provide users access to information about their indoor air quality anywhere over the internet as well as local access to the data via an LCD mounted on the router. By increasing indoor air quality awareness, this device will aid users in making adjustments ...


Cable Time Estimation Database, Joshua L. Okerman 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Cable Time Estimation Database, Joshua L. Okerman

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The use of time standards are the basis for a high efficiency system in the manufacturing environment. This project will investigate the process followed to design and develop a database used to calculate accurate cable assembly time standards used for scheduling at General Atomics. This project will then justify the use of the Cable Time Estimation Database, through an economic analysis compared to the current methods applied.


Police Operations Simulation, Robert McGee 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Police Operations Simulation, Robert Mcgee

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

In this report, the author explains the process of creating the Police Operations Simulation, shows step-by-step how it works, and statistically analyzes the results from SLOPD’s own proposed and current schedules. The data-gathering from the department and the simulation itself will receive the bulk of the coverage in this report, followed by sample results from SLOPD and a business plan for future sale to other departments.

Using the given numbers, it appears that the proposed schedule will result in significantly improved coverage for the city of San Luis Obispo. While any increase in the number officers on patrol tends ...


Increasing Production Capacity At A Start Up Biomedical Company, Traci J. Otsuji 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Increasing Production Capacity At A Start Up Biomedical Company, Traci J. Otsuji

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The following senior project was first introduced during a summer internship at a biomedical company called Asthmatx Inc. Asthmatx is responsible for the development and manufacturing of a catheter‐based device for moderate to severe cases of asthma. Upon the approval of FDA, Asthmatx had planned to ramp up their production capacity significantly in order to accommodate the potential growth.

The first step in the process improvement was a facility reconfiguration that involved the adjustment of process sequencing and the implementation of ergonomic catheter channels. Next, time studies were conducted to gain more accurate time standards of the production process ...


Effects Of Uncertain Fuel Costs On Fossil Fuel And Electric Energy Flows In The Us, Yan Wang, Sarah M. Ryan 2010 Iowa State University

Effects Of Uncertain Fuel Costs On Fossil Fuel And Electric Energy Flows In The Us, Yan Wang, Sarah M. Ryan

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

To explore the effects of uncertain fuel costs on the bulk energy flows in the US, we introduce stochastic fuel costs in a generalized network flow model of the integrated electric energy system, including coal, natural gas, and electricity generation. The fuel costs are modeled as discretely distributed random variables. A rolling two-stage recourse stochastic programming approach is employed to simulate the decision process involving uncertain costs with forecast updates. All the data are derived from publicly available information for the years 2002, when natural gas prices rose much higher than forecast, and 2006, when gas prices were lower than ...


Six Sigma Process Simplified-Explained Through Spc And Control Limits, Raman Attri 2010 SelectedWorks

Six Sigma Process Simplified-Explained Through Spc And Control Limits, Raman Attri

Raman K. Attri

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Energy And Development: A Systems Engineering Approach For Planning Electricity Supply, Christian Meko 2010 Loyola Marymount University

Energy And Development: A Systems Engineering Approach For Planning Electricity Supply, Christian Meko

Systems Engineering Research Projects and Oral Presentations

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Common Special Test Equipment Strategy, Nehal Patel 2010 Loyola Marymount University

Common Special Test Equipment Strategy, Nehal Patel

Systems Engineering Research Projects and Oral Presentations

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No Child Left Behind Act, Vallerie L. Ruiz 2010 Loyola Marymount University

No Child Left Behind Act, Vallerie L. Ruiz

Systems Engineering Research Projects and Oral Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Firesat Project, Nancy Vu 2010 Loyola Marymount University

The Firesat Project, Nancy Vu

Systems Engineering Research Projects and Oral Presentations

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Combating Requirements Instability In Space Acquisition Programs, Berton Manning 2010 Loyola Marymount University

Combating Requirements Instability In Space Acquisition Programs, Berton Manning

Systems Engineering Research Projects and Oral Presentations

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Towards A Formal Theory Of Interoperability, Saikou Y. Diallo 2010 Old Dominion University

Towards A Formal Theory Of Interoperability, Saikou Y. Diallo

Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation proposes a formal theory of interoperability that explains 1) what interoperability is as opposed to how it works, 2) how to tell whether two or more systems can interoperate and 3) how to identify whether systems are interoperating or merely exchanging bits and bytes. The research provides a formal model of data in M&S that captures all possible representations of a real or imagined thing and distinguishes between existential dependencies and transformational dependencies. Existential dependencies capture the relationships within a model while transformational dependencies capture the relationships between interactions with a model. These definitions are used to ...


Utilizing Knowledge Transfer To Promote Management Of Countervailing Risks In Value Stream Analysis, Jeffery A. Temple 2010 Old Dominion University

Utilizing Knowledge Transfer To Promote Management Of Countervailing Risks In Value Stream Analysis, Jeffery A. Temple

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Organizations are frequently faced with the challenges of modifying and streamlining their processes by utilizing the latest process improvement techniques such as Lean Thinking. They use these techniques to allow them to better perform their organizational purposes through the elimination of waste and non-value added steps. Personnel performing these modifications need to account for potential outcomes and risks when streamlining processes. An association of knowledge transfer and experience to the identification and handling of these countervailing or alternative risks when performing Lean Thinking value stream analysis is investigated. The elements of risk management, Lean Thinking and knowledge transfer are described ...


Towards A Theory Of Understanding Within Problem Situations, Jose J. Padilla 2010 Old Dominion University

Towards A Theory Of Understanding Within Problem Situations, Jose J. Padilla

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

The concept of understanding is ambiguously used across areas of study, such as philosophy and cognitive sciences. This ambiguity partly originates from understanding's generally accepted definition of 'grasping' of something. Further, the concept is confounded with concurrent processes such as learning and decision making. This dissertation provides a general theory of understanding (GTU) that explains the concept of understanding unambiguously and separated from concurrent processes.

The GTU distinguishes between the process of understanding and its outcomes. Understanding, defined as a process, is the matching of knowledge, worldview, and problem. The outcome of this process is the assignment of a ...


A Decision Making Construct For Complex Situations, Van Edward Brewer 2010 Old Dominion University

A Decision Making Construct For Complex Situations, Van Edward Brewer

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

The uncertainty inherently associated with complexity challenges decision-making processes, indicating a need for a construct for decision making in complex situations. A review of the literature on systems, complexity, and paradigms indicates that such a construct must be internally consistent with well-defined philosophical foundations and further that systems and complexity (as used in complex situations) are not necessarily internally consistent with traditional philosophical foundations. Therefore, a decision making construct for complex situations requires research into different foundations. This research addresses these gaps, deriving axiological and methodological components based on a set of principles consistent with the ontology and epistemology of ...


Rwanda National Customer Satisfaction Survey: Results And Conclusions, Deogratias Harorimana 2010 The University of the South Pacific

Rwanda National Customer Satisfaction Survey: Results And Conclusions, Deogratias Harorimana

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

It can be said that development practice requires more than financial and manpower inputs. Rwanda, in 1994 suffered a Genocide. The Society,collectively and under the leadership of His Excellence Paul Kagame the current elected President of Rwanda came together and designed strategies that would propel Rwanda to a Middle-Income, Private Sector Led Economy by the Year 2020.

In 2009, a client seating in one of the Hotels in a Suburb of Remera, in Kigali City, complained about poor service delivery he was experiencing from the waitress staff.Using his Blackberry message, the client forwarded an email to some of ...


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