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Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Service Motor Company is an official Case IH dealer based in Dale, Wisconsin, that sells new and used Case IH equipment and specializes in servicing the equipment as well.

o Since Service Motor Company is marketing products to customers, they want an easy and new way to demonstrate the new 2000 series planter row-unit.

o Service Motor wants a show stand to place at dealerships for customers to see how this row-unit works, and to be able to easily roll around the dealership with the row unit on.

o Other dealerships have different types of show stands to show ...


Hydroswing Door Automation, Nick Niemeyer, Adam Degaetano, Tyler J. Carney, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Hydroswing Door Automation, Nick Niemeyer, Adam Degaetano, Tyler J. Carney, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The Hydroswing door for large equipment access to the south end of the Harvest Storage and Transportation building requires manual operation through the entirety of the open/close cycle. The operation of the door has risks concerning the safety of people and equipment. The door must have a safety device in place to make sure there is no equipment or personal in the way while closing.

o The client is an entity of Iowa State University located on the ISU BioCentury Research Farm.

o Manually operating the door creates wasted time because it requires a person to stand by the ...


Souvenir For The Abe Department, Ray Stark, Lucas Ferrian, Joe Miller, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Souvenir For The Abe Department, Ray Stark, Lucas Ferrian, Joe Miller, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The ABE department at Iowa State University frequently hosts both international and domestic visitors. The challenge we were given was to design three ABE-specific brand souvenirs to give the visitors. The souvenirs should impress the visitors and be clear, attractive, useful, and memorable. These souvenirs are to be crafted out of metal, wood, or plastic and include the skills of all members involved. External help was used for the artistic aspects of the design via personal contacts in the design department. The project was completed over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year. The main stakeholders helped to determine the ...


Abe/Tsm 363 Dynamometer, Michael Schulte, Kyle Plach, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Abe/Tsm 363 Dynamometer, Michael Schulte, Kyle Plach, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The current dynamometer, a machine that measures electric motor outputs, used in ABE/TSM 363 lab has been used for many years and should be improved in several key areas, including safety, appearance, and function capabilities. The goal of this project is to develop a manufacture-ready electric motor dynamometer based on a prototype system. This system will be replicated and utilized in ABE/TSM 363 lecture and lab for demonstrations and student testing.

o The ABE Dynamometer project is led by Timothy Shepherd, an Associate Teaching Professor at Iowa State University. He will directly be using the final product to ...


Orbis Agv, Brett Burbank, Matt Thompson, Jacob Askam, Zach Woloszyk, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Orbis Agv, Brett Burbank, Matt Thompson, Jacob Askam, Zach Woloszyk, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

ORBIS Corporation is a plastics manufacturer located in Monticello, Iowa. They have constructed a new 100,000 sq. ft warehouse and distribution center connected to the main plant. ORBIS wants to conduct an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) study to understand the benefit versus the cost of implementing this technology instead of using their current personnel on forklifts. The AGVs would travel from the stretch wrapper to the double-depth warehouse racking. Another task is to retrieve materials from storage and place it in the proper truck staging area.

This newer technology is being looked at by many companies as an option ...


Abe Farm Paint, Tylor Kosary, Eric Millers, Samuel Gray, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Abe Farm Paint, Tylor Kosary, Eric Millers, Samuel Gray, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Business Case Statement – The BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) is requesting paint booth modification

o BioCentury Research Farm is an affiliate of Iowa State University and operates with the mission to support agricultural sciences and research in local regions. The Farm assembles parts for agricultural equipment.

o The current paint booth has an exhaust fan that is manually controlled. The fan is operated with an appropriate cycle of about 85% of the time. However, the other 15% of the time, the fan is either not used, turned off too soon, or left on too long.

o The issue has continued to ...


Design And Testing Of A Cleaning And Disinfection System For Isu Livestock Farms, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Matt Devine, Brett C. Ramirez, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Design And Testing Of A Cleaning And Disinfection System For Isu Livestock Farms, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Matt Devine, Brett C. Ramirez, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

  • During a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) outbreak, it is critical that people, equipment, and vehicles do not inadvertently move the disease-causing agent between premises (i.e., locations where animals are housed or otherwise handled).
  • To prevent this potential transmission, a cleaning and disinfection (C&D) station must be established at the clean/dirty line on infected premises, and everything going on or off the premises pass through it.
  • Without this critical precaution, more viruses may remain in the environment and cause potential infection of other premises and herds; thus, making FAD containment a challenge.


Feed Batch Mixer Box For Isu Beef Nutrition Farm, Luke Sweeney, Brennon Ryan, Mark Thompson, Luke Sinclair, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Feed Batch Mixer Box For Isu Beef Nutrition Farm, Luke Sweeney, Brennon Ryan, Mark Thompson, Luke Sinclair, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm’s mission is to provide facilities and support for research aimed at optimizing nutrition and management of beef cattle in Iowa. Facilities include a modern open-front, 60-pen feedlot, a 7-pen feedlot with an electronic feed intake management system, and a 16-pen open-front feedlot. All pen sizes are adequate for up to six animals. There are 120 acres of improved pasture available for grazing research and several small open lots with fence line feed bunks. A modern, indoor animal handling facility, feed mill and indoor and outdoor feed storage structures are on hand.

Our client ...


Hay Transportation For Isu Beef Nutrition Research Farm, Keaton Stoll, Jase Jordan, Levi Eden, Kyle Post, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Hay Transportation For Isu Beef Nutrition Research Farm, Keaton Stoll, Jase Jordan, Levi Eden, Kyle Post, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o The ISU Beef Nutrition Research Farm cares for hundreds of cattle annually. The farm is a foundation for developing and studying animal husbandry practices. The results of practices used at the farm provide information to Iowa farmers via Extension for optimal health, growth, and profitability of cattle.

o A major part of the bovine diet is forage/roughage. A popular method of satisfying this nutritional requirement involves baling alfalfa hay to store and ration to cattle. Before baling can take place, the hay must be cut and allowed to dry. When the hay has reached an appropriate moisture content ...


Modeling Construction Site Erosion Using Geowepp, Mattea Contreras, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Modeling Construction Site Erosion Using Geowepp, Mattea Contreras, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The Environmental Health and Safety Storm Water Program has used the RUSLE2 model for many years to quantify success by measuring the effectiveness of the ISU campus Storm Water Management Program. RUSLE2 provided estimates of the soil loss prevented by implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) specified in the Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications for construction sites. ISU reports these estimates to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources each year in the annual report required by the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. With the development of the newer WEPP (water erosion prediction project) model, it is beneficial to ...


Nutrient Storage Cover, Hunter Kvistad, Brent Raver, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Nutrient Storage Cover, Hunter Kvistad, Brent Raver, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Smithfield Hog Production has processing facilities throughout the state of Iowa as well as contract finishing sites where producers grow out their swine. The hog manure from these sites is pumped into a slurry store for storage until it can be pumped onto the fields in the spring or fall. The slurry stores stand 19-feet-tall, have a diameter of 120-feet, and hold 1.2-million-gallons of manure. The slurry stores have no cover so they are open to all weather like rain and snow.

Most years, evaporation does not equal precipitation which results in a decreased manure holding capacity and an ...


Isu Beef Nutrition Farm Hay Transportation, Keaton Stoll, Jase Jordan, Levi Eden, Kyle Post, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Isu Beef Nutrition Farm Hay Transportation, Keaton Stoll, Jase Jordan, Levi Eden, Kyle Post, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o The ISU Beef Nutrition Research Farm cares for hundreds of cattle annually. The farm is a foundation for developing and studying animal husbandry practices. The results of practices used at the farm provide information to Iowa farmers via Extension for optimal health, growth, and profitability of cattle.

o A major part of the bovine diet is forage/roughage. A popular method of satisfying this nutritional requirement involves baling alfalfa hay to store and ration to cattle. Before baling can take place, the hay must be cut and allowed to dry. When the hay has reached an appropriate moisture content ...


Ground Weather Radar Signal Characterization Through Application Of Convolutional Neural Networks, Stephen M. Lee 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Ground Weather Radar Signal Characterization Through Application Of Convolutional Neural Networks, Stephen M. Lee

Theses and Dissertations

The 45th Weather Squadron supports the space launch efforts out of the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the Department of Defense, NASA, and commercial customers through weather assessments. Their assessment of the Lightning Launch Commit Criteria (LLCC) for avoidance of natural and rocket triggered lightning to launch vehicles is critical in approving space shuttle and rocket launches. The LLCC includes standards for cloud formations, which requires proper cloud identification and characterization methods. Accurate reflectivity measurements for ground weather radar are important to meet the LLCC for rocket triggered lightning. Current linear interpolation methods for ground ...


Database Analysis To Improve U.S. Transportation Command Forecasting Processes, Maxwell C. Thompson 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Database Analysis To Improve U.S. Transportation Command Forecasting Processes, Maxwell C. Thompson

Theses and Dissertations

The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) facilitates air, land, and sea transportation for the DOD. On a periodic basis, a myriad of different agencies within USTRANSCOM project future workload to facilitate resource planning, budgeting, and reimbursable rate identification. Within USTRANSCOM, there are a variety of databases and metrics utilized for workload forecasts; neither a standard nor a preferred technique is prescribed. Currently, USTRANSCOM faces challenges in producing accurate workload forecasts [1]. These challenges can lead to unreliable budget requests and, ultimately, hinder the effectiveness and efficiency of USTRANSCOM [1]. For the purpose of routine aircraft movements of cargo and personnel ...


Multivariate Analysis Of Human Performance Strong Lab Data, Kayla N. Tinucci 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Multivariate Analysis Of Human Performance Strong Lab Data, Kayla N. Tinucci

Theses and Dissertations

This study uses multivariate analysis methods to find relationships between nutrition and wellness and nutrition and performance. The nutrition, daily wellness, and weight and bodyfat data are from a study performed by the STRONG lab in the 711th Human Performance Wing. Electronically collected nutrition data along with survey data for 19 individuals over a 12-week study period are examined with a focus on health, fitness, and nutrition. Factor analysis and linear regression are performed and inferences are drawn regarding what effects calories and macronutrient intake have on subjects perceived wellness, weight, and body fat percentage. These insights are discussed in ...


Lightning Prediction For Space Launch Using Machine Learning Based Off Of Electric Field Mills And Lightning Detection And Ranging Data, Anson Cheng 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Lightning Prediction For Space Launch Using Machine Learning Based Off Of Electric Field Mills And Lightning Detection And Ranging Data, Anson Cheng

Theses and Dissertations

Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL, where the Air Force conducts space launches, are in an area of frequent lightning strikes, which is main obstacle in meeting launch goals. The 45th Weather Squadron (45th WS) ensures that any weather safety requirements are met during pre-launch and actual space launch. Using only summer months from three years’ worth of lightning detection and ranging (LDAR) and electric field mill (EFM) data from KSC, several feedforward neural networks are constructed. Separate models are built for each EFM and trained by adjusting parameters to forecast lightning 30 minutes out in the ...


Mc80: Quantifying Effect Of Fleet Health On Sortie Execution In F-16 Fleet, Kyle R. Gladney 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Mc80: Quantifying Effect Of Fleet Health On Sortie Execution In F-16 Fleet, Kyle R. Gladney

Theses and Dissertations

By order of the Secretary of Defense, all of the US Air Force's F-16 units were tasked to improve their fleet health to a Mission Capability (MC) rate of 80 percent, as part of a Department of Defense-wide push to make its Critical Aviation Platforms, and the units that employ them, more ready and lethal. This study uses historical fleet health and sortie execution data captured from LIMS-EV (Weapon System Viewer, 2020) to create a multiple regression model that quantifies the value of increased fleet health, defined as either MC rate or Aircraft Availability (AA) rate, in terms of ...


A Metamodel Recommendation System Using Meta-Learning, Megan K. Woods 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

A Metamodel Recommendation System Using Meta-Learning, Megan K. Woods

Theses and Dissertations

The importance and value of statistical predictions increase as data grows in availability and quantity. Metamodels, or surrogate models, provide the ability to rapidly approximate and predict information. However, selection of the appropriate metamodel for a given dataset is often arduous, and the choice of the wrong metamodel could lead to considerably inaccurate results. This research proposes and tests the framework for a metamodel recommendation system. The implementation allows for virtually any dataset and preprocesses data, calculates meta-features, evaluates the performance of various metamodels, and learns how the data behaves via meta-learning, thus preparing and bettering itself for future recommendations ...


Barriers And Facilitators Influencing Compliance With Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol: A Qualitative Study, Paige Boudreaux 2020 Louisiana State University

Barriers And Facilitators Influencing Compliance With Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol: A Qualitative Study, Paige Boudreaux

LSU Master's Theses

Standardization in many industries has proven to lead to improved productivity and efficiency, however, standard practice in healthcare has proven difficult due to patient and physician variation. Evidence-based practices provide an opportunity to create more standardization. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs are attempting to standardize the surgical pathways of patients by implementing standard evidence-based steps, beginning in the surgeons office and continuing through a patients discharge (Ljungqvist, Scott, & Fearon, 2017). Implementing ERAS to standardize the surgical care of patients has shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce length of stay and reduce readmissions, however, there is a lack of studies ...


Optimizing The Environmental And Economic Sustainability Of Remote Community Infrastructure, Jamie E. Filer, Justin D. Delorit, Andrew J. Hoisington, Steven J. Schuldt 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Optimizing The Environmental And Economic Sustainability Of Remote Community Infrastructure, Jamie E. Filer, Justin D. Delorit, Andrew J. Hoisington, Steven J. Schuldt

Faculty Publications

Remote communities such as rural villages, post-disaster housing camps, and military forward operating bases are often located in remote and hostile areas with limited or no access to established infrastructure grids. Operating these communities with conventional assets requires constant resupply, which yields a significant logistical burden, creates negative environmental impacts, and increases costs. For example, a 2000-member isolated village in northern Canada relying on diesel generators required 8.6 million USD of fuel per year and emitted 8500 tons of carbon dioxide. Remote community planners can mitigate these negative impacts by selecting sustainable technologies that minimize resource consumption and emissions ...


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