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Ernie Ball Guitars Woodshop Facilities Redesign, Cameron Lea Schlemer 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Ernie Ball Guitars Woodshop Facilities Redesign, Cameron Lea Schlemer

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This report details a facilities design for Ernie Ball’s guitar and bass guitar manufacturing facility in San Luis Obispo, CA. Specifically, this project will redesign the layout for the Woodshop, the largest of the 5 manufacturing cells in the facility. This project was completed using the Systematic Layout Planning procedure and focused mostly on phase II and III in which the specifics for a layout are determined, however, space requirements were not evaluated as it was not within scope.

The first step was to develop departments in the facilities; two master departments were identified for the neck manufacturing process ...


Visual Representations Of Queried Database Results Using Google's Mapping Technologies, Steven Michael Kilbert 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Visual Representations Of Queried Database Results Using Google's Mapping Technologies, Steven Michael Kilbert

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Database queries have been used in business applications throughout the world to filter out specific information which is often used as a basis for making a decision. Despite the broad use of queries, there are only a limited number of ways to represent results, the most common being a dynaset, or results table. This paper describes the investigation of methods to create more visual representations of results using maps to show queried geospatial data. From these methods, applications were successfully developed to create customized maps in Google Earth and Google Maps based on queried geographical data from Microsoft Access databases ...


Implementing Rfid To Improve Animal Shelter Inventory And Allocation, Adam Mach 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Implementing Rfid To Improve Animal Shelter Inventory And Allocation, Adam Mach

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The purpose of this project is to observe the best way to incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into the animal inventory system present in animal shelters, while also observing the benefits of implementing this system. The Woods Humane Society was used in this project as a sample animal care facility that could benefit from this application.

Many RFID systems can be observed in other industries, but very few examples this technology exist in animal shelters or smaller animal care facilities. Part of the reason for that is because funds are scarce at most animal care facilities, like the Woods ...


The Combat Causal Reasoner Approach To Robotic Control, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen D. Whitlow, Eric Olson, David Anhalt, Tracy Monteith 2010 Iowa State University

The Combat Causal Reasoner Approach To Robotic Control, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen D. Whitlow, Eric Olson, David Anhalt, Tracy Monteith

Michael C. Dorneich

This paper describes an approach to autonomous robotic control that enables cooperative, tactically correct robotic behaviors that human teammates understand. For maximum effectiveness, unmanned systems (UMSs) must be able to support dismounted warfighters in high-intensity, high-operational-tempo (OPTEMPO) situations without becoming a source of distraction. Current models of robotic control require overt human tasking, limiting robotics to low OPTEMPO tasks. The Combat Causal Reasoner (CCR) proposes to change the paradigm of UMS autonomy by enabling UMSs to cooperate with humans without expecting the UMS to perceive the environment as a human would. CCR uses a Playbook approach to generate responses that ...


Deriving Cursor Control Device Expectations For The Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle, Michael C. Dorneich, Jeff A. Lancaster, Christopher J. Hambin, Olu Olofinboba, Robert E. DeMers 2010 Iowa State University

Deriving Cursor Control Device Expectations For The Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle, Michael C. Dorneich, Jeff A. Lancaster, Christopher J. Hambin, Olu Olofinboba, Robert E. Demers

Michael C. Dorneich

A unique challenge for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle is the need for a novel cursor control device (CCD) that allows the crew to interact with display formats while seated and restrained. Display formats will contain "controllable elements" that will be used for input by astronauts, and will most likely not be laid out in a rectilinear grid. A four-way "caged" castle switch on the CCD was designed to travel only to controllable elements toward decreasing erroneous cursor movements. The ability of the four-way castle to intuitively navigate the cursor from a user perspective is a vital consideration. A cursor ...


Determining A Reliability Factor For Photovoltaic's In San Luis Obispo, Ryan S. Roach 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Determining A Reliability Factor For Photovoltaic's In San Luis Obispo, Ryan S. Roach

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This project will analyze raw photovoltaic (PV) solar panel performance data in order to determine a reliability factor for solar panels in San Luis Obispo. This project is a subset of a larger project being performed by SLO RESCO, which is funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission. Their project will explore the use of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass renewable resources. The scope of this project is limited to a small section of RESCO's analysis of solar panel technology and implementation in which a reliability factor will be generated.

The objective is to determine a reliability ...


E.J. Gallo Winery Spirit-Makers Facility, Aaron Pickar 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

E.J. Gallo Winery Spirit-Makers Facility, Aaron Pickar

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

With growing demand for E.J. Gallo spirit brands, the cramped and cluttered facility allocated to the spirit-makers does not provide an adequate work environment to design and test new hard alcohols. E.J. Gallo Winery wants to relocate the spirit-makers to a new facility located near the brandy production floor for under 200,000 dollars. In order to do this, a revised systematic approach to facility design is used.

In this process, the departments are first defined, then the relationships between these departments and the space requirements are documented. Once these planning steps are complete, alternative layouts are constructed ...


Non-Profit Management System For Friends Of The Elephant Seal, Matthew Justus, Robert Macasi, Jeff Zinn 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Non-Profit Management System For Friends Of The Elephant Seal, Matthew Justus, Robert Macasi, Jeff Zinn

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Friends of the Elephant Seal (FES) are a non-profit organization based in San Simeon, California. Their current method of tracking and reporting information is inefficient. A project was proposed to develop a new information management system for FES, install it at their office and provide training including a user manual. The project was divided into three parts: Database Design and Implementation; User Interface Design and Ergonomics; and User Manual & Help System.

The objective of the project was to design a user-friendly interface specifically for the FES worker that allowed for easy access to data entry functions, reporting functions and mailing ...


Funeral Services Marketing Interface To Enhance Customer Service And Overall Productivity, Alyssa R. Habing 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Funeral Services Marketing Interface To Enhance Customer Service And Overall Productivity, Alyssa R. Habing

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal of any business regardless of the industry it resides in; it’s the sole driver of a company’s productivity levels and overall success within the market. Although numb to most market fluctuations, the funeral industry needs to reinvent their business strategies continuously in order to increase their market share. It’s especially important for smaller funeral homes across the world to take this idea to another level in order to stay competitive with the larger, corporate establishments. In the past twenty years, the industry has grown exponentially due to more interest and popularity ...


Digester Selection And Operation For Heybeli Island, Spencer Fackler, Joseph Violetti 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Digester Selection And Operation For Heybeli Island, Spencer Fackler, Joseph Violetti

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The Heybeli Digester project originated with Sema Alptekin in her personal research and was incorporated into a Senior Project opportunity at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The aim of this project was to select and design a plan for the use of a digester for the island of Heybeli, Turkey. The objective of this plan was to incorporate economic, social, and environmental justifications to evaluate if a digester would be a benefit to the community.

Systems Engineering analysis is a vital tool when working with complicated projects that include multiple systems interfacing with one another. Through the use ...


Welfare Effects Of Expansions In Equilibrium Models Of An Electricity Market With Fuel Network, Sarah M. Ryan, Anthony Downward, Andrew Philpott, Golbon Zakeri 2010 Iowa State University

Welfare Effects Of Expansions In Equilibrium Models Of An Electricity Market With Fuel Network, Sarah M. Ryan, Anthony Downward, Andrew Philpott, Golbon Zakeri

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

The welfare of electricity producers and consumers depends on congestion in the transmission grid, generation costs that consist mainly of fuel costs, and strategic behavior. We formulate a game theoretic model of an oligopolistic electricity market where generation costs are derived from a fuel supply network. The game consists of a fuel dispatcher that transports fuels at minimum cost to meet generator demands, generators that maximize profit in Cournot competition, and an independent system operator (ISO) that sets nodal prices to balance electricity supply with linear demand functions. We prove the existence of an equilibrium. If fuel supplies are unlimited ...


Elementary Statistical Methods And Measurement Error, Stephen B. Vardeman, Joanne Wendelberger, Tom Burr, Michael S. Hamada, Leslie M. Moore, Marcus Jobe, Max Morris, Huaiqing Wu 2010 Iowa State University

Elementary Statistical Methods And Measurement Error, Stephen B. Vardeman, Joanne Wendelberger, Tom Burr, Michael S. Hamada, Leslie M. Moore, Marcus Jobe, Max Morris, Huaiqing Wu

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

How the sources of physical variation interact with a data collection plan determines what can be learned from the resulting dataset, and in particular, how measurement error is reflected in the dataset. The implications of this fact are rarely given much attention in most statistics courses. Even the most elementary statistical methods have their practical effectiveness limited by measurement variation; and understanding how measurement variation interacts with data collection and the methods is helpful in quantifying the nature of measurement error. We illustrate how simple one- and two-sample statistical methods can be effectively used in introducing important concepts of metrology ...


Hand-Hold Location And Trunk Kinematics During Box Handling, Omid Haddad, Gary Mirka 2010 Iowa State University

Hand-Hold Location And Trunk Kinematics During Box Handling, Omid Haddad, Gary Mirka

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Trunk kinematics variables have been shown to be related to low back injury risk during lifting tasks and it was hypothesised that changes in hand-hold positions could influence trunk kinematics and thereby risk. Fourteen subjects lifted a 5 or 10 kg box using four different hand placement locations (two symmetric and two asymmetric) while their trunk kinematics (position, velocity and acceleration in the sagittal, coronal and transverse planes) were captured using the lumbar motion monitor (LMM). These kinematics data were then used to calculate the probability of high risk group membership (PHRGM) as defined in the LMM risk assessment model ...


An Empirical Validation Of A Base-Excitation Model To Predict Harvestable Energy From A Suspended-Load Backpack System, Xu Xu, Simon M. Hsiang, Gary Mirka 2010 Harvard University

An Empirical Validation Of A Base-Excitation Model To Predict Harvestable Energy From A Suspended-Load Backpack System, Xu Xu, Simon M. Hsiang, Gary Mirka

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Suspended-load backpacks have been proposed as a way to provide power for small electronic devices by capturing the mechanical energy generated by the vertical movement of the suspended load and converting it into electrical energy. The aim of the current study was to build a base excitation model able to predict the relative velocity of the load (an index of the amount of harvestable energy of such a system) using as inputs the mass of the suspended load, the walking speed and the leg length of the user. Nine human participants walked on a treadmill under two load conditions (15 ...


The Effects Of Horizontal Load Speed And Lifting Frequency On Lifting Technique And Biomechanics, Boyi Dai, Sangeun Jin, Xiaopeng Ning, Gary Mirka 2010 Iowa State University

The Effects Of Horizontal Load Speed And Lifting Frequency On Lifting Technique And Biomechanics, Boyi Dai, Sangeun Jin, Xiaopeng Ning, Gary Mirka

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Lifting loads that have a horizontal velocity (e.g. lifting from a conveyor) is often seen in industry and it was hypothesised that the inertial characteristics of these loads may influence lifting technique and low back stress. Seventeen male participants were asked to perform lifting tasks under conditions of four horizontal load speeds (0 m/s, 0.7 m/s, 1.3 m/s and 2.4 m/s) and two lifting frequencies (10 and 20 lifts/min) while trunk motions and trunk muscle activation levels were monitored. Results revealed that increasing horizontal load speed from 0 m/s to ...


Value Of Condition Monitoring For Optimal Replacement In The Proportional Hazards Model With Continuous Degradation, Xiang Wu, Sarah M. Ryan 2010 Iowa State University

Value Of Condition Monitoring For Optimal Replacement In The Proportional Hazards Model With Continuous Degradation, Xiang Wu, Sarah M. Ryan

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

This article investigates the value of perfect monitoring information for optimal replacement of deteriorating systems in the Proportional Hazards Model (PHM). A continuous-time Markov chain describes the condition of the system. Although the form of an optimal replacement policy for system under periodic monitoring in the PHM was developed previously, an approximation of the Markov process as constant within inspection intervals led to a counter intuitive result that less frequent monitoring could yield a replacement policy with lower average cost. This article explicitly accounts for possible state transitions between inspection epochs to remove the approximation and eliminate the cost anomaly ...


Nonprofit Management Through Effective Database Utilization, Jennifer Muscat 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Nonprofit Management Through Effective Database Utilization, Jennifer Muscat

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This project addresses problems found within a specific department within Lifewater International. Lifewater faces many unique challenges operating as a nonprofit. Like most nonprofits, elaborate costly solutions are simply not an option when solving department problems. This project addresses three interrelated problems within Lifewater’s Development and Communications Department. The three issues addressed are Volunteer Management, Donor Management, and Project Management. Each problem was examined to determine the areas for improvement that this project can handle and solve. Each problem was given an improved design. A Volunteer Management System was designed to increase volunteer utilization and appropriately match volunteers with ...


Application Of Radio Frequency Identification To An Asset Checkout System, Ma'ayan K. BenNaim 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Application Of Radio Frequency Identification To An Asset Checkout System, Ma'ayan K. Bennaim

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a growing technology which is increasingly utilized throughout industry. This senior project identifies an RFID alternative to the checkout system in the tool crib of the Cal Poly Aero Hanger. A new database is designed and built to interface with an RFIDeas AIR enroll reader. The system realizes vast time savings in check in times and increases student accountability for the tools which are checked out by tagging tools.


T-6a Texan Ii Systems Engineering Case Study, Air Force Center for Systems Engineering, Bill Kinzig, Dave Bailey 2010 MacAulay-Brown, Inc.

T-6a Texan Ii Systems Engineering Case Study, Air Force Center For Systems Engineering, Bill Kinzig, Dave Bailey

AFIT Documents

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Demand Price Sensitivity And Market Power In A Congested Fuel And Electricity Network, Sarah M. Ryan 2010 Iowa State University

Demand Price Sensitivity And Market Power In A Congested Fuel And Electricity Network, Sarah M. Ryan

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

IN restructured electricity markets, generating companies submit bids to supply electricity at prices based on their marginal costs, which are driven largely by fuel costs. In each regional wholesale power market, an independent system operator (ISO) manages electricity transmission and sets locational marginal prices (LMPs) to match supplies with demands at each location on the constrained grid. To understand the interaction between constraints on fuel supply and constraints on electricity transmission, we recently developed and tested a game theoretic model that combines both sets of constraints [1][2]. It includes (1) costs of extracting and transporting finite supplies of fuels ...


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