The Fall 2002 TSGC Design Challenge is considered the “test bed” of the present-day program. Three teams from three Texas institutions developed and brought their own design topics to TSGC to help give the program its start.
Meet the Fall 2002 Design Challenge Teams and read a profile of each design project.
|TSGC STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE TEAMS – FALL 2002
Texas Christian University
FROGS IN SPACE
|Research Area: Tethers
Design Topic: Development and Testing of a Tethered Satellite System for Creating Artificial Gravity Tethers
Team Leader: Tyler Summers
Team Members: Justin Hussey, Tyler Smith, Tyler Summers
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andre Mazzoleni, Department of Engineering
Mentor: Jason Dugas, NASA JSC Energy Systems Division
Texas Tech University
|Research Area: Mars Rover.
Design Topic: Mars “Tumbleweed” Rover
Team Leader: John Foster
Team Members: John Foster, Griffin Phillips, Billy Royal
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alan Barhorst, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas, San Antonio
|Research Area: Robotics.
Design Topic: Image Recognition on Mobile Arm Gripper – Uni-Arm Collector
Team Leader: Juan Portillo
Team Members: Chris Harper, Fernando Hernandez, Rebecca Martinez, Juan Portillo, Adam Wolf
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Frazer, Department of Electrical Engineering