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Senior Projects 2006-2007

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Team Robotic Calibration Systems

Members:

  • Justin Darga
  • Erik Fredericks
  • Jordan Grawbarger
  • Tim Hay
  • Matthew Slaght
  • Andy Van Sickle

Faculty Advisor:

  • Paul Duesing

Company:

  • Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Auburn Hills, Mich.

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Project Description: Robot Steering Calibrator Stand

Robotic Calibration Systems (RCS) is a multidisciplinary team of engineering students comprised of two electrical engineers, one computer engineer, and three mechanical engineers.The team was assigned the task of designing and building two service test stands for Continental Automotive Systems (CAS), a world-wide leader in innovative technologies for vehicle safety applications. The stands will be used to calibrate the Sprint 3 Programmable Steering Machine, which is manufactured by Heitz Automotive. The Steering Machine used by CAS automates testing applications pertaining to vehicle rollover testing.Currently, Continental has no way to test the calibration and/or service its Steering Machines after installation in a vehicle. The RCS test stands would provide a means and a tool for performing static, functional and dynamic maneuver testing to make sure the Steering Machines are calibrated properly and operating correctly. Continental would use the calibrated machine to assist in the quality assurance and development of its electronic safety systems.

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Measure- ment of CI/LI Additive in Military Jet Fuel by Infrared Spectro- metry

Christine Larkin

The overall objective of this project was to evaluate the feasibility of utilizing infrared spectrometry to measure Corrosion Inhibitor/Lubricity Improver (CI/LI) additive in military fuels. Four methodologies were evaluated, but only one methodology was found to be somewhat effective. The Direct Sample, Direct Sample with Standard Addition, and Concentrated Sample methodologies were ineffective. The Concentrated Sample with Standard Addition methodology was effective at correlating concentration and transmittance or absorbance within a single additive brand, but the correlation was not universally applicable across all CI/LI additive brands. It was also found that the absorbance variance of blank fuel samples completely encompassed the measurements of fuel with additives in them. This indicates that the instrument would be unable to accurately assess the concentration of CI/LI additive in a fuel sample of unknown CI/LI concentration. For this technology to be feasible, a different calibration curve would be needed for each commercial additive brand that the Army uses and it would only be capable of measuring additive concentrations as additive is being added to fuel or for the verification of additive injection equipment.

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