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School of Engineering

Senior Projects 2010-2011



Team PRS

Pioneering Race Systems

PRS web picture PRS Team picture



  • Steve Wilson

Faculty Advisor:

  • Mr. Jon Coullard


  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Prof. Paul Duesing

Project Description:Upgrade of SAE Mini Baja Transmission

PRS was given the task of designing and building a more robust transmission incorporating stronger chains and heavy duty sprockets, and redesigning the chain tensioning system of the SAE Mini Baja vehicle. The vehicle required greater durability for the harsh conditions of competition which includes hill climbs, mud bogs and rock crawls. The result is a transmission that requires less down time for repairs, providing a more competitive vehicle.

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