Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Abstract

The Harvard College Observatory houses an astronomical glass photo image collection of over five hundred thousand plates containing images from the last one hundred and fifty years. In an effort to digitize this collection, our team had the task of designing and manufacturing a fixture that would allow these plates to be scanned into a database. The fixture went through process of conceptual and detailed design followed by a stress analysis to ensure the performance requirements were met. The parts for the fixture were then manufactured.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Manufacturing Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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