University of Alabama | The University of Alabama Hyperloop Station Team
We have designed a Hyperloop station platform, including airlocks, airlock doors, pod turnaround, battery and water/steam tank changeouts, and the flow of people and luggage. This does not include the architectural design of the lower level, where ticketing occurs, or the stairs to the platform.
Arizona State University | ASU Hyperloop
Our pod design uses a unique syringe style de-pressurization and both magnetic and wheel levitation based on a foil bearing model and station based hover engines. Our safety system uses a complex feed forward/feedback system in order to perform predictive and preventative maneuvering.
University of Arizona | University of Arizona Hyperloop Competition Team
Our team focused on optimizing the subsystem design for the compressor and air bearings subsystems. The compressor subsystem is a two axial compressor system that provides for the air bearings system. The air bearing/suspension subsystem utilizes hydraulic actuators to levitate the pod using air fed from an air tank.
Auburn University | Auburn University Hyperloop
Auburn University’s pod design utilizes Arx Pax Hover Engines mounted to a gimbal design to levitate and to maneuver each engine independently in order to provide lateral control as well as propulsion and braking assistance. Battery packs provide power to all subsystems and back-up power is also available in the event of battery pack failure.
Air Force Academy + UCCS | CS4H Hyperfalcos
Inspired by nature and perfected by mathematics, our structural design is optimized for maximum stability and minimum drag, achieving the laminar flow of an Orca effortlessly gliding through the ocean. Electronic and permanent magnets efficiently provide levitation, propulsion, braking and dynamic stability with excess power to accommodate a significant payload.
Subsystem Description: A novel approach is to design the geometry of the pod in conjunction with a system of inner and outer tubes. One-way pressure valves on the inner tube walls help depressurize the tune and prevent flow chocking. The space between inner and outer tubes acts as a pressure regulator and an emergency escape venue.