Projects

Listing of PIPELINES projects grouped by year. You can search by Project Title or Year. You can find past and present interns on the the Interns page.

2017

We investigated the use of small buoys as a platform for radio antennas, testing and modeling prototypes to maximize connectivity.

Our team was tasked with designing an innovative ladder to safely get divers in and out of the water from the majority of waterfront facilities and vessels.

Internal-curing (IC) materials are expected to minimize cracking in cement structures compared to traditional superficial wetting. We compared the performance of three IC materials relative to critical parameters.

Our team’s goal was to recreate ELCAS-M components in modern CAD software to allow the Navy to determine the ELCAS-M’s ability to bear new equipment loads. We also redesigned the ELCAS-M lifting lug, a key component in this modular system.

Our team created an interactive web-based platform to demonstrate the security flaws associated with choosing passwords created using visual keyboard patterns.

We designed a sanitation facility for Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) to reduce water usage, waste disposal, as well as minimize hurdles related to transportation and installation.

2016

We analyzed the problem of integrating renewable energy sources into existing power grids on Navy Bases, to decrease reliance on fossil fuels, without compromising continuous operation and mission success.

We have researched the impact of modifying concrete composition to mitigate corrosion of internal rebars in reinforced concrete used in marine environments.

Our team designed a prototype for a new passenger boarding system to be used in Navy Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo (LARC) Vehicles.

Our team developed a prototype tethering system for small buoys that incorporates an optical fiber cable, stiff enough to alleviate excessive strain caused by ocean waves and currents, but soft enough to keep the buoy afloat.

Our team developed a prototype for an automated solar panel cleaning system to reduce dust accumulation and maintain a high power output.

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