Arcelor Mittal


Name Position
Christian BakerDocument Chief
Michael StockProject Manager
Austin TrudeauFinance Manager
Taylor JohnstonProject Engineer

Autobot


Name Position
Ari DubrinskyProject Manager
Tyler ArthurProject Engineer
Alexandra PattersonDocument Chief
Ben LayleFinance Manager
Connor MulcahyProject Engineer

Eaton


Name Position
Dayton AardemaDocument Chief
Will HoranProject Engineer
Cameron MyersProject Manager
Travis MomsenFinance Manager

GM


Name Position
Max HoglundProject Manager
Corbin HolzFinance Manager
Alek ErtmanDocument Chief
Alyssa HlywaProject Engineer
Bella NeriProject Engineer

Oshkosh


Name Position
Hannah GetschmanProject Engineer
Nick MoeggenborgProject Engineer
Jordan WoldtProject Manager
Josh JohnsonProject Engineer
Jackson KruslProject Engineer
Ben SpillerFinance Manager
Kenneth RednerDocument Chief

Outreach


Name Position
Zarek PirkolaProject Manager
Robert FairchildProject Engineer
Justin RishProject Engineer

Slip Ring


Name Position
John RufProject Engineer
Sam JohnsonProject Manager
Phillips MunterDocument Chief
Brent BulgarelliFinance Manager
Paola QuintanaProject Engineer

Amphibious Side by Side

The amphibious side by side project is sponsored by the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), which is a Department of Defense University Affiliate Research Center (UARC). The team this semester is comprised of five mechanical engineering students who have been tasked with researching already existing amphibious side by side technologies to design and model a side by side that follows the requirements of their sponsor. This project is important because an amphibious side by side of this design could be used in a variety of applications.


Name Position
Leighton GainesDocument Chief
Sam JohnsonProject Engineer
Nick MoeggenborgProject Manager
Ben SpillerFinance Manager
Brent BulgarelliProject Engineer
Justin HendersonProject Engineer

ArcelorMittal

Currently, the number two galvanizing line at the Indiana Harbor facility has been experiencing frequent line stops leading to loss of quality of the galvanized sheets produced. An opportunity exists for a student team to analyze and interpret data collected by ArcelorMittal on their galvanizing process to successfully predict an oncoming line stop event such that proactive countermeasures can be performed.


Name Position
Christian BakerProject Engineer
Ryan KoernerProject Manager
Caleb JoyalFinance Manager
Michael StockDocument Chief

Army Backpack


Name Position
Kelsey Robinson Project Manager
Will HoranDocument Chief
Cameron MyersFinance Manager
Allenca RolimProject Engineer

Autobot

The goal of our project is to design, build, program, and test an autonomous ground vehicle to compete in the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). This involves the robot being able to successfully navigate between GPS waypoints in a field with obstacles that must be avoided and white painted lines that the robot must stay within. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must be able to perform Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) by using various sensors such as LiDAR, Cameras, Encoders, IMU, and GPS. The robot will then need to navigate to the GPS waypoints using the map that it has generated without running into any obstacles or crossing any of the painted white lines.


Name Position
Ari DubrinskyProject Manager
Tyler ArthurDocument Chief
Alexandra PattersonFinance Manager
Paola QuintanaDocument Chief
Noah BrownleeProject Engineer

CRT

The CRT team is established with the goal of building an adapter for a scanning electron microscope (SEM), that will display the video output from the machine on a modern computer monitor. Ford has sponsored this project, because like many other companies and educational institutions, they still make use of SEMs, but would like to replace the built in CRT displays due to both their environmental impact and scarcity.


Name Position
Jonathan BoikProject Engineer
Dayton AardemaFinance Manager
Alex NewmanProject Manager
Phillips MunterProject Engineer
Zarek PirkolaDocument Chief

GM Cost Effective Pickpoint

The General Motors Cost Effective Pickpoint System project will use commercial off the shelf (COTS) cameras and other components to make a bench scale pickpoint system. As technology advances, COTS components are becoming more affordable and higher performing. This project largely involves computer vision technology with exposure to open source software packages.


Name Position
Shaun FlynnProject Engineer
Cristina ReyesFinance Manager
Cole Van CampProject Manager
Colton NelsonDocument Chief
Max HoglundProject Engineer

Oshkosh

The Oshkosh Baja LCTV Suspension Design Project is a research, design, manufacture, testing, and analysis project based around the Oshkosh Defense LCTV. The LCTV (Light Concept Test Vehicle) is a prototype for the Army's new JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle), the replacement for up-armored HMMWVs (Humvees). This particular truck successfully completed the SCORE Baja 1000, a grueling 1000 mile off-road race in the Mexican Baja Desert, and was the first military vehicle to do so. The project specifically centers around the redesign of the truck's suspension. In the years since the race, the outdated suspension design has presented the opportunity for redesign and prototyping. Now in the second year of the project, BMS has been working with Oshkosh Defense to see this redesign through all development phases. With the first iteration of the design completed this summer, the fall and spring semesters center around the testing and analysis of the new suspension, as well as a possible second iteration to further improve performance.


Name Position
Hannah GetschmanProject Engineer
Josiah RichardsProject Engineer
Colin RednerProject Manager
Rachel SavatProject Engineer
Jordan WoldtProject Engineer
Josh JohnsonDocument Chief
Jackson KruslFinance Manager
Kenneth RednerProject Engineer

Outreach

The Outreach Team is dedicated to encouraging excitement in all areas of STEM, but especially the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Michigan Tech. Our goals are to introduce local youth to the exciting world of STEM and to share the ECE department with potential students of MTU. Specific ways we do this is by sending out our Christmas tree PCBs to participants in the MTU Summer Youth Program and creating labs to introduce young students to the basic concepts of electricity and circuitry. We are also available to assist schools with any specific projects that would help students explore STEM themselves. Currently, we are working on two main projects. First, we are in the process of acquiring the Christmas tree PCB’s in order to be sent out, and secondly, we hope to work with some Houghton students and faculty to create a backpack light, which has been requested by the students themselves.


Name Position
Tyler ArthurProject Manager
Austin TrudeauFinance Manager
David DumkeDocument Chief

Amphibious Side by Side

The amphibious side by side project is sponsored by the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), which is a Department of Defense University Affiliate Research Center (UARC). The team this semester is comprised of five mechanical engineering students who have been tasked with researching already existing amphibious side by side technologies to design and model a side by side that follows the requirements of their sponsor. This project is important because an amphibious side by side of this design could be used in a variety of applications.


Name Position
Sam JohnsonDocument Chief
Nick MoeggenborgProject Manager
Kyle HooverProject Engineer
Ben SpillerProject Engineer
Brent BulgarelliFinance Manager

ArcelorMittal

Currently, the number two galvanizing line at the Indiana Harbor facility has been experiencing frequent line stops leading to loss of quality of the galvanized sheets produced. An opportunity exists for a student team to analyze and interpret data collected by ArcelorMittal on their galvanizing process to successfully predict an oncoming line stop event such that proactive countermeasures can be performed.


Name Position
Christian BakerProject Engineer
Ryan KoernerProject Manager
Caleb JoyalFinance Manager
Michael StockDocument Chief

Army Backpack


Name Position
Kelsey Robinson Document Chief
Michael vonKronenbergerProject Manager
Will HoranProject Engineer
Cameron MyersFinance Manager

Autobot

The goal of our project is to design, build, program, and test an autonomous ground vehicle to compete in the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). This involves the robot being able to successfully navigate between GPS waypoints in a field with obstacles that must be avoided and white painted lines that the robot must stay within. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must be able to perform Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) by using various sensors such as LiDAR, Cameras, Encoders, IMU, and GPS. The robot will then need to navigate to the GPS waypoints using the map that it has generated without running into any obstacles or crossing any of the painted white lines.


Name Position
Brendan MillerDocument Chief
Collin GrafProject Manager
Ari DubrinskyFinance Manager

CRT

The CRT team is established with the goal of building an adapter for a scanning electron microscope (SEM), that will display the video output from the machine on a modern computer monitor. Ford has sponsored this project, because like many other companies and educational institutions, they still make use of SEMs, but would like to replace the built in CRT displays due to both their environmental impact and scarcity.


Name Position
Jonathan BoikDocument Chief
Dayton AardemaFinance Manager
John HughesProject Engineer
Alex NewmanProject Manager
Phillips MunterProject Engineer

GM Cost Effective Pickpoint

The General Motors Cost Effective Pickpoint System project will use commercial off the shelf (COTS) cameras and other components to make a bench scale pickpoint system. As technology advances, COTS components are becoming more affordable and higher performing. This project largely involves computer vision technology with exposure to open source software packages.


Name Position
Shaun FlynnFinance Manager
Cristina ReyesProject Engineer
Cole Van CampProject Manager
Colton NelsonDocument Chief

Oshkosh

The Oshkosh Baja LCTV Suspension Design Project is a research, design, manufacture, testing, and analysis project based around the Oshkosh Defense LCTV. The LCTV (Light Concept Test Vehicle) is a prototype for the Army's new JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle), the replacement for up-armored HMMWVs (Humvees). This particular truck successfully completed the SCORE Baja 1000, a grueling 1000 mile off-road race in the Mexican Baja Desert, and was the first military vehicle to do so. The project specifically centers around the redesign of the truck's suspension. In the years since the race, the outdated suspension design has presented the opportunity for redesign and prototyping. Now in the second year of the project, BMS has been working with Oshkosh Defense to see this redesign through all development phases. With the first iteration of the design completed this summer, the fall and spring semesters center around the testing and analysis of the new suspension, as well as a possible second iteration to further improve performance.


Name Position
Jay KintnerDocument Chief
Josiah RichardsProject Engineer
Colin RednerProject Manager
Rachel SavatProject Engineer
Jordan WoldtProject Engineer
Josh JohnsonProject Engineer
Jackson KruslFinance Manager

Outreach

The Outreach Team is dedicated to encouraging excitement in all areas of STEM, but especially the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Michigan Tech. Our goals are to introduce local youth to the exciting world of STEM and to share the ECE department with potential students of MTU. Specific ways we do this is by sending out our Christmas tree PCBs to participants in the MTU Summer Youth Program and creating labs to introduce young students to the basic concepts of electricity and circuitry. We are also available to assist schools with any specific projects that would help students explore STEM themselves. Currently, we are working on two main projects. First, we are in the process of acquiring the Christmas tree PCB’s in order to be sent out, and secondly, we hope to work with some Houghton students and faculty to create a backpack light, which has been requested by the students themselves.


Name Position
John RobenaultProject Manager
Tyler ArthurDocument Chief

ArcelorMittal

“Vision System Measurement Verification of Slab Dimensions”. This is a new project sponsored by ArcelorMittal. The goal of the project is to develop an optical system to verify the length and width of a cast slab. The measurements must be accurate within +-1/4’’. The optical system will have to be able to integrate with ArcelorMittal’s existing environment. Several procedures will be researched before one is chosen, and engineered to completion.


Name Position
Shaun FlynnProject Manager
Ryan KoernerDocument Chief

Autobot

The goal of our project is to design, build, program, and test an autonomous ground vehicle to compete in the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). This involves the robot being able to successfully navigate between GPS waypoints in a field with obstacles that must be avoided and white painted lines that the robot must stay within. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must be able to perform Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) by using various sensors such as LiDAR, Cameras, Encoders, IMU, and GPS. The robot will then need to navigate to the GPS waypoints using the map that it has generated without running into any obstacles or crossing any of the painted white lines.


Name Position
Brian TerryProject Manager
Cristina ReyesProject Engineer
Brendan MillerFinance Manager
Cody KovarProject Engineer
Collin GrafDocument Chief

CRT

The CRT team is the wildcard project for this semester that was established with the goal of building an adapter for a scanning electron microscope (SEM), that will display the output from the machine on a modern computer monitor. Ford has sponsored this project, because like many other companies and educational institutions they still use SEMs, but would like to replace the built in CRT displays due to both their environmental impact and scarcity.


Name Position
Chrissy KaubProject Engineer
Sandra CvetanovicProject Engineer
Scott JannyFinance Manager
Ian CoxProject Manager
Dan ArstrongProject Engineer
Kyle DickFinance Manager
Sam NowosadDocument Chief

Jetson

Jetson is a new and open-ended project that seeks to improve the Nvidia TX1 kit.


Name Position
Joseph HeltsleyFinance Manager
Sam JohnsonDocument Chief
Nick MoeggenborgProject Engineer
Rachel SavatProject Manager
Michael vonKronenbergerProject Engineer
John HughesProject Engineer

Oshkosh

The Oshkosh team is working with Oshkosh Corporation to design, simulate, fabricate, install, and test a simplified, independent suspension. This is its first year of two years. There are opportunities for real-world testing to the Department of Defense standards and for internships with Oshkosh Corporation.


Name Position
Matthew HargasProject Engineer
Jay KintnerProject Engineer
Matthew BrownsonDocument Chief
Josiah RichardsFinance Manager
Colin RednerProject Manager
Shane MarquardtProject Engineer
Dustin HitchingsProject Engineer

Outreach

The Outreach team of Blue marble security has the goal of promoting STEM careers to the local youth. Every semester the team holds interactive labs where students from elementary age to college freshman can learn about ECE topics. The team also regularly designs small PCB’s to be used in these labs and as to be used as promotional items for the enterprise as a whole.


Name Position
Addison WaegeProject Manager
Dayton AardemaProject Engineer
Kelsey Robinson Document Chief
Ari DubrinskyFinance Manager

Website

The Website team aims to improve and expand the current Blue Marble Security Website. We work to design and continuously update the Website so that it can provide useful information to potential sponsors/members and serve as a useful tool for the benefit of current members.


Name Position
Cameron PollockProject Manager
Emily ZippleProject Manager
Christian BakerProject Engineer
Logan WilkersonFinance Manager
Caleb JoyalProject Engineer
Jordan AndersonDocument Chief
Glen ArcherProject Manager

Alternative Energy

Replacing batteries and eliminating the required maintenance of recycling spent batteries. Solution: Using 3000F 2.7V capacitors to replace the batteries.


Name Position
Johnathan PrestiProject Engineer
Collin StaudacherProject Engineer
Andrew TallmanFinance Manager
Joseph HeltsleyProject Engineer
Scott JannyDocument Chief
Olivia BurekProject Manager
Michael vonKronenbergerProject Engineer

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal team is optically determining the dimensions of a slab using OpenCV, Python, Computer Vision Algorithms, and an SQL database. They need Computer Engineers or Computer Science majors who know Python and SQL or are willing to learn!


Name Position
Alexis DaniFinance Manager
Shaun FlynnProject Manager
Ryan KoernerDocument Chief

Autobot

The Autobot team within Blue Marble Security Enterprise is a group dedicated to creating a location and obstacle aware robot. The goal of this project is to design, build, and program an autonomous vehicle which can successfully compete in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition.


Name Position
Brian TerryProject Manager
Max TollefsonDocument Chief
Cristina ReyesProject Engineer
Cody KovarProject Engineer
Collin GrafFinance Manager

Jetson

Jetson is a new and open-ended project that seeks to improve the Nvidia TX1 kit.


Name Position
Miles VisserProject Engineer
John RufFinance Manager
Ian CoxProject Manager
Caleb KaseProject Engineer
Nick MoeggenborgProject Engineer
Rachel SavatDocument Chief

Mechatronics

The scope of this project is to define and demonstrate a mechanical actuation system that can be used for production in the automotive industry. Product design development task to include but not limited to: Concept Generation, Idea Analysis, Dynamic Modeling of System/ Performance/ Characteristics, Component and Assembly Solid Modeling, Computation of Material Strength Analysis via FEA Simulation, 3-D Print/Soft Prototype generation, Final Prototype assembly and Testing, Performance Characterization and final Materials/Manufacturing Cost Analysis. This semester will focus on finalizing a working prototype by custom manufacturing the previously rapid prototyped parts. The final prototype will also be tested on a custom built test-bed.


Name Position
Chrissy KaubProject Engineer
Cody AardemaDocument Chief
Brendan MillerProject Engineer
Leighton GainesProject Manager
Sam JohnsonFinance Manager

Oshkosh

The Oshkosh team is working with Oshkosh Corporation to design, simulate, fabricate, install, and test a simplified, independent suspension. This is its first year of two years. There are opportunities for real-world testing to the Department of Defense standards and for internships with Oshkosh Corporation.


Name Position
Matthew HargasProject Manager
Jay KintnerProject Engineer
Kayla WilsonDocument Chief
Hannah GetschmanProject Engineer
Josiah RichardsFinance Manager
Colin RednerProject Manager
Shane MarquardtProject Engineer
Dustin HitchingsProject Engineer

Outreach

The team will take over the Blue Marble outreach program. This will include any Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) events with middle school students, Women In Computing (WIC) outreach, and any other events that may come up. Additionally, the team will be complete and perfect the Christmas tree gift board, design a stand for the hologram boards that are made in some of the events, and create a new lab for students to create an isolated radio system if time allows. Different to the past, the team will venture to target a younger age group (9-12 years) to engage them in a fun, introductory Scratch programming lab. The team will also be creating a standard work packet for creating and running events.


Name Position
Avery SchmidtProject Manager
Sandra CvetanovicProject Engineer
Addison WaegeFinance Manager
Dayton AardemaProject Engineer
Kelsey Robinson Document Chief

Website

Refactor the current blue marble security website to make it so it can be customized to also fit the needs of other interested enterprises at Michigan Tech.


Name Position
Cameron PollockProject Engineer
Emily ZippleFinance Manager
Christian BakerProject Engineer
Cole Van CampDocument Chief
Delainy FarleyProject Manager

ArcelorMittal

“Vision System Measurement Verification of Slab Dimensions”. This is a new project sponsored by ArcelorMittal. The goal of the project is to develop an optical system to verify the length and width of a cast slab. The measurements must be accurate within +-1/4’’. The optical system will have to be able to integrate with ArcelorMittal’s existing environment. Several procedures will be researched before one is chosen, and engineered to completion.


Name Position
Eric StefankoProject Engineer
Robert KulaFinance Manager
Ryker Regenfuss Document Chief
Justin StancyProject Manager
Shaun FlynnProject Engineer

Autobot

The goal of our project is to design, build, program, and test an autonomous ground vehicle to compete in the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). This involves the robot being able to successfully navigate between GPS waypoints in a field with obstacles that must be avoided and white painted lines that the robot must stay within. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must be able to perform Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) by using various sensors such as LiDAR, Cameras, Encoders, IMU, and GPS. The robot will then need to navigate to the GPS waypoints using the map that it has generated without running into any obstacles or crossing any of the painted white lines.


Name Position
Trevor PeffleyFinance Manager
Haden WasserbaechProject Manager
Brian TerryProject Engineer
Collin StaudacherProject Engineer
Nathan DupreyDocument Chief
Alexander McInerneyProject Engineer
Erik BergstromProject Engineer
Christian BakerProject Engineer

Georgia Pacific

The team will be replacing disposable batteries in automatic soap and paper dispensers. The concentration of development will include alternative energies and ways to more efficiently provide the towel & soap.


Name Position
Johnathan PrestiDocument Chief
Glenn HimawanProject Engineer
Victoria FueriProject Engineer
Sandra CvetanovicProject Engineer
Matthew HargasFinance Manager
Andrew TallmanProject Engineer
Hannah GetschmanProject Engineer
Olivia BurekProject Manager

LG

The LG team is tasked with creating a second life plan for electric and hybrid car batteries. The average lifespan of an electric car is 10 years. Even though the vehicle is at the end of its life, the battery has as much as 80% of its life remaining. These batteries are often recycled, but this is a very expensive process. There is no industry standard for a second life car battery program. The LG team are researching ways to extend the life of the battery far past 80%. This project just started this semester. Most of the work has been researching various aspects of batteries, and developing second life concepts. We are also generating business cases to see if there is a market for these second life ideas.n


Name Position
William CornillieProject Engineer
Cody KovarProject Manager
Zach MillsDocument Chief
Justin JungProject Engineer

Mechatronics

The scope of this project is to define and demonstrate a mechanical actuation system that can be used for production in the automotive industry. Product design development task to include but not limited to: Concept Generation, Idea Analysis, Dynamic Modeling of System/ Performance/ Characteristics, Component and Assembly Solid Modeling, Computation of Material Strength Analysis via FEA Simulation, 3-D Print/Soft Prototype generation, Final Prototype assembly and Testing, Performance Characterization and final Materials/Manufacturing Cost Analysis. This semester will focus on finalizing a working prototype by custom manufacturing the previously rapid prototyped parts. The final prototype will also be tested on a custom built test-bed.


Name Position
John KlotzDocument Chief
Chrissy KaubProject Engineer
Cody AardemaProject Engineer
Andrew HoughtalingProject Manager
Stephen KreaseFinance Manager
Chris ElyProject Engineer
Brendan MillerProject Engineer
Leighton GainesProject Engineer
Harrison JeskoProject Engineer

NASA

The current method of in-suit waste management limits the timeframe that the astronaut can safely and comfortably operate. An opportunity exist to develop a system to collect and route human waste away from the body without the use of hands, that operates in the prescribed environment, and will contribute to the health of the astronaut over 144 hours of use.


Name Position
Alex GallProject Manager
Jonathan BoikProject Engineer
John RufProject Engineer
Cole Van CampProject Engineer

Outreach

The Outreach team hosts multiple events each semester, both to foster an interest in STEM among the youth in the community and to spark and interest in electrical engineering among the first year students at Michigan Tech. Their main project is a heart rate monitor circuit board, originally developed for the middle school age range, which is now used to teach soldering and basic circuitry to all ages.


Name Position
Avery SchmidtProject Engineer
Max TollefsonProject Engineer
Ester BuhlProject Engineer
Matthew BuddeProject Manager
Alexis DaniProject Engineer
Joseph HeltsleyDocument Chief
Emily ZippleProject Engineer
Addison WaegeProject Engineer
Kayla WilsonProject Engineer
Collin GrafProject Engineer

RC Car

Using the foundation from two previous projects, RC Car has the opportunity to improve upon the current vehicle control and communications, allowing for a more modular design, and an expansion of capabilities, eventually allowing for a level of autonomy based on given needs/goals. The intention is to improve the current vehicle in stages, adding an Nvidia Jetson board, and communicating internally via CAN bus.


Name Position
Ryan SchulkeProject Manager
Miles VisserProject Engineer
Sean GroustraProject Engineer
Scott JannyFinance Manager
Alexis ShroederDocument Chief

ArcelorMittal

“Vision System Measurement Verification of Slab Dimensions”. This is a new project sponsored by ArcelorMittal. The goal of the project is to develop an optical system to verify the length and width of a cast slab. The measurements must be accurate within +-1/4’’. The optical system will have to be able to integrate with ArcelorMittal’s existing environment. Several procedures will be researched before one is chosen, and engineered to completion.


Name Position
Eric StefankoFinance Manager
Ryan SchulkeDocument Chief
Robert KulaProject Manager
Ryker Regenfuss Project Engineer
Justin StancyProject Engineer
Sean GroustraProject Engineer
William CornillieProject Engineer
Christian BakerProject Engineer

Autobot

The goal of our project is to design, build, program, and test an autonomous ground vehicle to compete in the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). This involves the robot being able to successfully navigate between GPS waypoints in a field with obstacles that must be avoided and white painted lines that the robot must stay within. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must be able to perform Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) by using various sensors such as LiDAR, Cameras, Encoders, IMU, and GPS. The robot will then need to navigate to the GPS waypoints using the map that it has generated without running into any obstacles or crossing any of the painted white lines.


Name Position
Trevor PeffleyFinance Manager
Brian WilderProject Engineer
Haden WasserbaechProject Manager
Brian TerryProject Engineer
Noah SymanzikProject Engineer
Nathan DupreyProject Engineer
Shaun FlynnDocument Chief
Alexander McInerneyProject Engineer

CAT/SWE

The Blue Marble Security Enterprise portion of the CAT/SWE team has the task of collaborating with the Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise to develop a bowl optimization solution for the CAT wheel scraper tractor that informs the operator as to the amount of dirt in the bowl. This semester, the team will focus on curating a concept design, as well as performing various analysis techniques on the concept design. Additionally, the team will represent Michigan Tech in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Team Tech Competition. The competition is to take place in Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 27th-29th, 2016. Composed of 50% Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) members, making our group composition very unique from the other enterprise engineering teams.


Name Position
Ester BuhlProject Manager
Sandra CvetanovicProject Engineer
Andrew TallmanFinance Manager
Alex GallDocument Chief
Cody KovarProject Engineer

Georgia Pacific

The team will be replacing disposable batteries in automatic soap and paper dispensers. The concentration of development will include alternative energies and ways to more efficiently provide the towel & soap.


Name Position
Johnathan PrestiProject Engineer
Jordan HartProject Engineer
Glenn HimawanFinance Manager
Victoria FueriProject Engineer
Miles VisserProject Manager
Cristina ReyesDocument Chief
Erik BergstromProject Engineer
Jay KintnerProject Engineer

Mechatronics

The scope of this project is to define and demonstrate a mechanical actuation system that can be used for production in the automotive industry. Product design development task to include but not limited to: Concept Generation, Idea Analysis, Dynamic Modeling of System/ Performance/ Characteristics, Component and Assembly Solid Modeling, Computation of Material Strength Analysis via FEA Simulation, 3-D Print/Soft Prototype generation, Final Prototype assembly and Testing, Performance Characterization and final Materials/Manufacturing Cost Analysis. This semester will focus on finalizing a working prototype by custom manufacturing the previously rapid prototyped parts. The final prototype will also be tested on a custom built test-bed.


Name Position
John KlotzDocument Chief
Chrissy KaubProject Engineer
Cody AardemaFinance Manager
Andrew HoughtalingProject Engineer
Stephen KreaseProject Engineer
Chris ElyProject Manager
Brendan MillerProject Engineer

Outreach

The Outreach team hosts multiple events each semester, both to foster an interest in STEM among the youth in the community and to spark and interest in electrical engineering among the first year students at Michigan Tech. Their main project is a heart rate monitor circuit board, originally developed for the middle school age range, which is now used to teach soldering and basic circuitry to all ages.


Name Position
Matthew PollackProject Engineer
Max TollefsonProject Engineer
Matthew BuddeFinance Manager
Collin StaudacherProject Manager
Alexis DaniProject Engineer
Ronald MunsterDocument Chief
Joseph HeltsleyProject Engineer
Emily ZippleProject Engineer
Scott JannyProject Engineer
Kyle KutchekProject Engineer

Website

The Website team is starting its third semester and aims to improve the new Blue Marble Security Website. The previous Website had become broken over time. This gave us the opportunity to redesign the Website to provide more useful information to potential sponsors/members and provide a tool for current members to use.


Name Position
Monica FraserProject Engineer
Nicholas KoleanFinance Manager
Finnly SibounheuangProject Engineer
Ethan KoeppeProject Manager
Dillon KrompetzProject Engineer
Cameron PollockProject Engineer
Daniel StahlDocument Chief

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal produces steel for oil pipelines used in very harsh environments. In order to ensure the steel utilized have the correct metallurgical properties, samples of the steel are subjected to a Drop Weight Tear Test (DWTT). A steel sample is subjected to the same temperatures that it is expected to withstand in use; as a result, the weight impacts the sample with enough force to tear it into two pieces. Our project consists of designing, building, and testing a device to analyze the DWTT samples after they have been torn for ArcelorMittal. Our apparatus will possess increased accuracy and reduced time needed to improve the safety of the steels, versus the current visual inspection methods.


Name Position
Nick KaszaFinance Manager
Eric StefankoDocument Chief
Ethan KoeppeProject Engineer
Ryan SchulkeProject Manager
John FordProject Engineer
Alfredo SotoProject Engineer
Robert KulaProject Engineer
Jacob ThompsonProject Engineer

Autobot

Team Autobot's project is Blue Marble's third-generation vehicle design set to compete in the 2016 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) held annually in Rochester, MI by Oakland University. The vehicle is capable of traveling between a list of GPS way-points while simultaneously detecting and avoiding stationary obstacles and staying within white lines. This semester is the vehicle's third semester of development and focused on developing our path-following algorithms, control algorithms and line-detection system.


Name Position
Trevor PeffleyDocument Chief
Brian WilderProject Engineer
Phillip MillerProject Manager
Haden WasserbaechFinance Manager
Brian TerryProject Engineer
Noah SymanzikProject Engineer

CAT/SWE

The Blue Marble Security Enterprise portion of the CAT/SWE team has the task of collaborating with the Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise to develop a bowl optimization solution for the CAT wheel scraper tractor that informs the operator as to the amount of dirt in the bowl. This semester, the team will focus on curating a concept design, as well as performing various analysis techniques on the concept design. Additionally, the team will represent Michigan Tech in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Team Tech Competition. The competition is to take place in Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 27th-29th, 2016. Composed of 50% Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) members, making our group composition very unique from the other enterprise engineering teams.


Name Position
Derek ChoppFinance Manager
Ester BuhlProject Manager
Sandra CvetanovicDocument Chief
Alexis DaniProject Engineer

Counter UAV

This semester the C-UAV team will be attacking the privacy issues that privatized drone use has created. By researching the fundamentals of drone flight and current counter UAV technology used, the team will design a moderately autonomous counter UAV system for commercial and private use. This system will allow Peace of Mind for the user by impeding the flight of any UAVs in the operational area of the device. Designing this system is a very unique project since it involves many types of engineering disciplines to put this together.


Name Position
Johnathan PrestiProject Engineer
Jordan HartDocument Chief
Finnly SibounheuangProject Engineer
Ryker Regenfuss Finance Manager
Nathan DupreyProject Engineer
Justin StancyProject Engineer
Matthew HargasProject Engineer

Mechatronics

Working in parallel with their sponsor, Halla Mechatronics, Blue Marble mechanical engineers are designing and developing a mechanical actuation system that will convert torque from an electric motor into hydraulic brake pressure for use in an automobile. Our design is unlike any of the current designs displayed, such as Bosch’s iBooster. The plan for this semester is to create a test bed in which to test our prototype. In addition, we began building our final prototype which we will test next year. Our final prototype must meet requirements given by the sponsor, as well as industry standards.


Name Position
John KlotzProject Engineer
Chrissy KaubProject Manager
Cody AardemaProject Engineer
Andrew HoughtalingDocument Chief
Stephen KreaseProject Engineer
Chris ElyProject Engineer
Jon JerredFinance Manager

Outreach

The Outreach team hosts multiple events each semester, both to foster an interest in STEM among the youth in the community and to spark an interest in electrical engineering among the first year students at Michigan Tech. Their main project is a heart rate monitor circuit board, originally developed for the middle school age range, which is now used to teach soldering and basic circuitry to all ages. The team also completes market analysis and value proposition validation for new outreach products, creating business model canvases and conducting research to determine viable products for the market.


Name Position
Avery SchmidtFinance Manager
Victoria FueriDocument Chief
James DavisProject Engineer
Tingzhao HuangProject Engineer
Max TollefsonProject Manager
Sarah PrzybylaProject Engineer
David LappinProject Engineer
Miles VisserProject Engineer
Lindsey WellsProject Engineer

ProjectX

Project X is intended to be a one semester project in which the team will design a new solder lab to be used by team Outreach. Currently Outreach has only one project for use at their events and would like some new designs to rotate out as to keep the event from getting repetitive. Over the course of the semester the team will decide which project to use. The way we will choose is by running a cost analysis, creating a written lab and having a group of non EEs try it out.


Name Position
Matthew PollackDocument Chief
Collin StaudacherProject Manager
Jacob JarvisProject Engineer
Tasauf Salim TorzoProject Engineer
Andrew TallmanFinance Manager

Website

The Website team was tasked last semester with redesigning the enterprise website. The team built a base website with functionality to provide information about the enterprise, as well as contain member functions like attendance, budget, and evaluations. This semester our team improved the website further. Our major tasks include bug fixes, making a development part of the site, improving current functions, and add management functions to maintain the site. Our goal is to make a tool to help operate and promote our enterprise. Technologies we use include HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL, and Bootstrap.


Name Position
Monica FraserProject Engineer
Mitchell StehulaDocument Chief
Nicholas KoleanFinance Manager
Utkarsh MishraProject Engineer

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal produces steel for oil pipelines used in very harsh environments. In order to ensure the steel used has the correct metallurgical properties, samples of the steel are subjected to a Drop Weight Tear Test (DWTT). A steel sample is subjected to the same temperatures as it is expected to withstand in use, and then a weight impacts the sample with enough force to tear it into two pieces. Our project consists of designing, building, and testing a device to analyze the DWTT samples after they have been torn for ArcelorMittal. Our device will have increased accuracy and reduced time needed versus the current visual inspection methods, which will improve the safety of the steels.


Name Position
Nick KaszaProject Engineer
Eric StefankoProject Engineer
Ethan KoeppeDocument Chief
Ryan SchulkeFinance Manager
John FordProject Manager
Alfredo SotoProject Engineer

Autobot

Team Autobot is an internally funded project that aims at competing in the IGVC (Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition) in Rochester, MI. The competition requires that the robot be able to autonomously navigate a marked course while simultaneously avoiding various objects. The Autobot team is currently working on sensor integration, image processing and mapping. We will superimpose data from our LiDAR and cameras onto a map that represents the vehicles surroundings. This map of data will then be used to develop a navigation algorithm that will allow the vehicle to stay inside lines and avoid obstacles.


Name Position
Mark HalonenProject Engineer
Brian WilderProject Engineer
Stuart GilletcDocument Chief
Phillip MillerProject Manager
Haden WasserbaechFinance Manager
Brian TerryProject Engineer
Derek ChoppProject Engineer
John KlotzProject Engineer

CAT/SWE

The Blue Marble Security Enterprise portion of the CAT/SWE team has the task of collaborating with the Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise to develop a bowl optimization solution for the CAT wheel scraper tractor that informs the operator as to the amount of dirt in the bowl. This semester, the team will focus on curating a concept design, as well as performing various analysis techniques on the concept design. Additionally, the team will represent Michigan Tech in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Team Tech Competition. The competition is to take place in Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 27th-29th, 2016. Composed of 50% Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) members, making our group composition very unique from the other enterprise engineering teams


Name Position
Ester BuhlProject Manager
Sandra CvetanovicDocument Chief
Eman JazayerFinance Manager

CUAV

his semester the CUAV team will be attacking the privacy issues that privatizing drone use has created. By researching the fundamentals of drone flight and current counter UAV technology used, the team will design a moderately autonomous counter UAV system for commercial and private use. This system will allow ease of mind for the user by impeding the flight of any UAVs in the operational area of the device. Designing this system will be a unique project since the private counter UAV market is a fairly small market at this time, being that this is a rising threat.


Name Position
Tanner IngersollDocument Chief
Johnathan PrestiFinance Manager
Jordan HartProject Manager
Glenn HimawanProject Engineer
Finnly SibounheuangProject Engineer
Randal BrinksProject Engineer
Justin StancyProject Engineer

Mechatronics

Working in parallel with their sponsor, Halla Mechatronics, Blue Marble mechanical engineers are designing and developing a mechanical actuation system that will convert torque from an electric motor into hydraulic brake pressure for use in an automobile. The plan for this semester is to create a full package of deliverables that could be sent to a manufacture as instructions and have it built with no ambiguity. The first thing we will do is create a Bill of Materials that tabulates all necessary components or parts. We will then run stress analysis on our load bearing parts using a small variation in materials. Once everything is finalized, we will start rapid prototyping and creating engineering drawings with note of dimensions and materials.


Name Position
Cody AardemaProject Manager
James MooreProject Engineer
Andrew HoughtalingDocument Chief
Stephen KreaseProject Engineer
Chris ElyProject Engineer
Jon JerredFinance Manager

Outreach

The Outreach team hosts multiple events each semester, both to foster an interest in STEM among the youth in the community and to spark an interest in electrical engineering among the first year students at Michigan Tech. Their main project is a heart rate monitor circuit board, originally developed for the middle school age range, which is now used to teach soldering and basic circuitry to all ages. The team also completes market analysis and value proposition validation for new outreach products, creating business model canvases and conducting research to determine viable products for the market.


Name Position
Zachary PilarskiProject Engineer
Avery SchmidtFinance Manager
Victoria FueriProject Engineer
James DavisProject Engineer
Tingzhao HuangProject Engineer
Matthew PollackDocument Chief
Max TollefsonProject Engineer
Sarah PrzybylaProject Manager
Andrea HenryProject Engineer

Radio Control

The goal of the Radio Control team is to design and implement a radio control system. This will be installed in a Power Wheels vehicle, with the purpose of extending our knowledge in radio communications. This project will involve electrical, mechanical, and computer science disciplines working together to produce the final project. This team will serve as a teaching platform for future enterprise members to learn these ideas as basics. They can learn, improve upon, and take the knowledge they have gained and apply it to other Enterprise projects.


Name Position
Kris ChildersProject Engineer
Griffin CurtisProject Engineer
Matthew BuddeProject Engineer
Emil JohnsonProject Engineer
David LappinProject Manager

Recycling

The Recycling team was created this semester (Fall 2015) and tasked with creating a can sorting and crushing machine. The semester will consist of designing a hopper that will align the aluminum soda cans that a user dispenses. Aligned cans will then be fed into a chamber that will spin the cans until a barcode is found; the barcode will then be searched for in a database. Cans that are not in the accepted database will be sent to a bin returned to the user. Accepted cans will be sent to a mechanism that crushes them. The first few weeks have been spent brainstorming and narrowing down a design. The remainder of this semester will be spend 3-D modeling the entire system, and working on the sorting software. The goal is to have an a-prototype that will hopefully perform the three required tasks of aligning, sorting, and crushing the aluminum cans.


Name Position
Robert KulaDocument Chief
Noah SymanzikProject Engineer
Collin StaudacherFinance Manager
Ryker Regenfuss Project Engineer
Nathan DupreyProject Engineer
Drew ApplegathProject Manager
Nicholas KarchProject Engineer

Website

Website is a team that was put together to improve the Blue Marble Security Website. The Enterprise website used to be a tool that was used to help run and manage the enterprise. It is no longer functioning and needs to be improved. Website team will be rebuilding the site from the ground up this semester, so it can once again be a useful tool for the enterprise. We plan to give the website a fresh look that will make it stand out better than it once did. Our biggest plan is to make the site modular so new features can easily be added in the future.


Name Position
Monica FraserProject Manager
Mitchell StehulaDocument Chief
Nicholas KoleanFinance Manager
Trevor PeffleyProject Engineer
Joshua MarshallProject Engineer