Faculty Advisor

Walls, Robert Joseph

Faculty Advisor

Planchard, David Clifton

Abstract

The purpose of this Major Qualifying Project was to design and build a digital sensor system for a Formula SAE race car. Each year, WPI prepares a new car for the Formula SAE Michigan Design Competition. A number of design changes were identified to be applied to this year's vehicle as a result of design judging at competition, as well as in-house analysis. For this year's interdisciplinary team, the focus was to build the base infrastructure for acquiring data from sensors in the car and display them on a live platform. The system was constructed combining a Raspberry Pi, analog and digital sensors, a cloud-based application, and a live user interface. The goal of this system is to aid the engineering team and competition judges to understand each subsystem's testing and performance.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-14

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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