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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 factor …


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 and analyzed until …


Decision Analysis Tool For Appropriate Water Treatment Technologies In Improverished Villages, Conner David Johnston 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Decision Analysis Tool For Appropriate Water Treatment Technologies In Improverished Villages, Conner David Johnston

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

No abstract provided.


Design And Development Of An Integrated Waste Management System For Huai Nam Khun, Thailand, Annie Duong 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Design And Development Of An Integrated Waste Management System For Huai Nam Khun, Thailand, Annie Duong

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Background

A rural village in Thailand has always been limited in access to waste collection services and processing facilities. As a result, their behaviors of disposing waste in ineffective manners such as dumping and burning causes a variety of environmental impacts. In addition, the people dwelling in these areas are often unaware of the health risks associated to these types of engagements because of the inadequate education system. For a long time coming these circumstances remained untouched until a non-profit organization recently shed light to the need for a solution. An investigation, to develop a design solution in order to …


Design Of A Low Cost Powered R/C Combat Airplane And Manufacturing Plan, Jonathan N. Bailey 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Design Of A Low Cost Powered R/C Combat Airplane And Manufacturing Plan, Jonathan N. Bailey

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The goals of this project are to design a low cost powered remote control combat airplane capable of outdoor flight, named the Aero EX and to develop a manufacturing plan to produce each unit at a selling price of $200, while operating at a 25 vehicle batch rate inside a 1,000 square foot facility. These goals are achieved using: Aerospace fundamentals to design the vehicle, Design for Manufacturability to optimize the design for minimal use of labor, Design for Assembly to give consumers the ability to build the vehicle without fixtures, Pull production to eliminate scheduling and match customer demand. …


Mini Cooper Ram-Air Duct System, Christopher Dirkes, Kyle Vanden Berg 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Mini Cooper Ram-Air Duct System, Christopher Dirkes, Kyle Vanden Berg

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Due to extensive track use, Mini Cooper GP’s are notorious for having brake overheating problems. In the conceptual design stages of the car, BMW engineers intended to install brake ducts to prevent overheating, but due to time constraints, the cars were shipped without the ducts they were intended to have. The goal of this project was to design and manufacture a brake duct kit for the Mini Cooper GP. After a conceptual design of the system, make-buy decisions were made for each component. The components to be made were designed using computer-aided drafting, engineering, and manufacturing software. The components manufactured …


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 …


Environmental Savings Tracking System For Cisco Systems, Inc., Lauren J. Herrera 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Environmental Savings Tracking System For Cisco Systems, Inc., Lauren J. Herrera

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This paper illustrates the research, methodology and design used to create an environmental savings tracking system, also known as the Green Dashboard, for Cisco Systems Inc.’s Green Initiatives Group to quantify and capture an annualized summary of savings from projects initiated within its Customer Value Chain Management Organization. It articulately describes the

methodology behind the selection of metrics and the design of the process required to collect and track these quantitative direct savings. As well as describes the benefits associated with implementing this system, such as shifting Cisco towards more sustainable products and increased customer satisfaction and investor relations by …


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.


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. …


Design For Manufacturing Of Sports Equipment, Cedrick Bit, Christopher L. Head 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Design For Manufacturing Of Sports Equipment, Cedrick Bit, Christopher L. Head

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The purpose of this project was to validate industrial designs for a product in its conceptual stage and suggest/implement design changes that suit the contracting company’s needs while assuring the product maintains its basic functional requirements. Techniques and methods used to validate the design include 3‐D solid modeling, physical product application using rapid prototyping to produce the product. Methods of design for manufacturing were analyzed in the design. Processes used in the validation and verification of the design include solid modeling design, methods of measurements, fixture design and manufacturing processes. Full design specifications and solid model files were finalized and …


Solar Cell Efficiency Enhancement Through Down-Shifting And Up-Converting Layers: The Ephocell Project: Luminescent Downshifting Quantum Yield Measurements, M. Kennedy, L. Aubouy, D. Gutiérrez-Tauste, A. Jorge, M. Faccini, G. Noriega, M. Di Lorenzo, M. Cocca, M. Avella, M. Errico, G. Gentile, John Doran, Brian Norton, S. Baluschev, J. Bistué Guardiola, A. Robles Molina, J. Puigdollers, C. Voz, S. Daren, F. Tsvetkov, A. Pashov 2010 Technological University Dublin

Solar Cell Efficiency Enhancement Through Down-Shifting And Up-Converting Layers: The Ephocell Project: Luminescent Downshifting Quantum Yield Measurements, M. Kennedy, L. Aubouy, D. Gutiérrez-Tauste, A. Jorge, M. Faccini, G. Noriega, M. Di Lorenzo, M. Cocca, M. Avella, M. Errico, G. Gentile, John Doran, Brian Norton, S. Baluschev, J. Bistué Guardiola, A. Robles Molina, J. Puigdollers, C. Voz, S. Daren, F. Tsvetkov, A. Pashov

Conference Papers

Organic cells and dye-sensitized cells developed to-date have a narrow active absorption range, relative to the spectral range of the available solar resource. Their efficiency could be significantly enhanced through a process of down-shifting (DS) and up-conversion of non-absorbable photons converting them to photons better matching the spectral response of the particular solar cell. The DS molecules must exhibit a large Stokes shift and high luminescent quantum yield when incorporated in the downshifting polymer layer. In this paper, the QY of a downshifting Europium (III) complex in solution is determined using two distinct experimental techniques. The QY is measured for …


Fusion Of Sources Of Evidence With Different Importances And Reliabilities, Florentin Smarandache, Jean Dezert, J.M. Tacnet 2010 University of New Mexico

Fusion Of Sources Of Evidence With Different Importances And Reliabilities, Florentin Smarandache, Jean Dezert, J.M. Tacnet

Branch Mathematics and Statistics Faculty and Staff Publications

This paper presents a new approach for combining sources of evidences with different importances and reliabilities. Usually, the combination of sources of evidences with different reliabilities is done by the classical Shafer’s discounting approach. Therefore, to consider unequal importances of sources, if any, a similar reliability discounting process is generally used, making no difference between the notion of importance and reliability. In fact, in multicriteria decision context, these notions should be clearly distinguished. This paper shows how this can be done and we provide simple examples to show the differences between both solutions for managing importances and reliabilities of sources. …


Saddler, T. N., & Strayhorn, T. L. (2010, April/May). Using Mixed Methods To Understand Black Collegians Structured Research Experiences And The Role Of Complex Ecologies. Paper Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co., Tonya Saddler 2009 Marywood University

Saddler, T. N., & Strayhorn, T. L. (2010, April/May). Using Mixed Methods To Understand Black Collegians Structured Research Experiences And The Role Of Complex Ecologies. Paper Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Strayhorn, T. L., Blakewood, A., Bonner, F., Devita, J., Holloman, D., Mcfeeters, B., Palmer, R.T., Saddler, T. N., & Winkle-Wagner, R. (2010, April/May) Understanding Complex Ecologies Of African American Collegians By Advancing Educational Research And Practice. Book Symposium Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co. [Panel Of Book Chapter Authors], Tonya Saddler 2009 Marywood University

Strayhorn, T. L., Blakewood, A., Bonner, F., Devita, J., Holloman, D., Mcfeeters, B., Palmer, R.T., Saddler, T. N., & Winkle-Wagner, R. (2010, April/May) Understanding Complex Ecologies Of African American Collegians By Advancing Educational Research And Practice. Book Symposium Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co. [Panel Of Book Chapter Authors], Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


+ Saddler, T. N. (2010, October). Promoting The Development Of Undergraduate Researchers: Examining The Significance Of Research Engagement Between Faculty Members And African American Collegians. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, Arlington, Va., Tonya Saddler 2009 Marywood University

+ Saddler, T. N. (2010, October). Promoting The Development Of Undergraduate Researchers: Examining The Significance Of Research Engagement Between Faculty Members And African American Collegians. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, Arlington, Va., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


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