University of Washington | UWashington Hyperloop
Inspired by the NACA 0035 profile, the goals for the University of Washington Hyperloop team’s (UWHL) pod were to target for a modular design, minimizing component cost and providing ease of manufacturability. UWHL implemented a hybrid semi-monocoque chassis design with a composite aero skin and aluminum space frame.
University of Wisconsin-Madison | BadgerLoop
The fifteen-foot BadgerLoop Pod levitates using Halbach arrays along with a novel Halbach wheel system to counteract drag and actively provide roll, lateral, and yaw stability along the center rail. Our lightweight yet durable outer shell houses numerous robust and innovative safety and control systems, including a regenerative, fail-safe, contactless, eddy-current braking scheme; innovative fire suppression systems; and a lightning fast Controller Area Network. Stop by booth 3 to see these systems in action!
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | Mercury Three
The Mercury Three pod is a marvel of student engineering. It is designed to function at incredible speeds while using a novel system of magnetic levitation as the main source of lift. The pod will be able to maintain a gap height about a rail allowing for low friction and wear.