Baylor University | HyperBears
Our pod, powered by lithium-ion batteries, is designed to float on a cushion of high-pressurized air provided by an on board electrical compressor, located at the front of the pod, to the skis directly below the pod. Our braking system is composed primarily of a magnetic braking mechanism.
University of California, Berkeley | bLoop
The interior has insulated double wall-air layers to insulate the compressor, batteries and fireproofed seats, and there are escape hatches and emergency re-pressurization locations. Wheels are positioned within the bottom package to support the pod during failure. Passive signals, detectable by other pods, will be sent.
University of California, Berkeley | Hyperloop Initiative Program
We have constructed and tested a 1/15th scale model focused on the levitation and propulsion system. Our specific designs included air bearings and a single linear induction motor. The inspiration for these designs originated from industry and academic research, which we hope to convey to all.
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley Hypershot
Berkeley Hypershot is presenting a half-scale pod design, as well as a functional 1:24 pod & track model. Our
half-scale design is engineered to be lightweight, low-cost, and easy to fabricate, while our model track & pod
present competition weekend conditions in similitude.
State University of New York at Binghamton | Team WHIP
The WHIP Pod flies through the Hyperloop at transonic speeds using advanced methods for control and navigation. Vibrational isolators shield the passengers from fluctuations in the air cushion that the pod levitates on. Data from sensors reports back thousands of times per second to the RTOS and an external GUI.
Birla Institute Of Technology and Science | The BITS Hyperloop Team
We believe that scalability is a real challenge all teams will face after the competition ends i.e. scaling up their pod designs to something that actually benefits civilization. The sole focus of our team is to identify and bridge inconsistencies between the scale of the competition and full operational scale- wherein it shall reach transonic speeds, house passengers/ cargo and maneuver turns at high velocities – and provide customized scaling solutions using a combination of proven and unproven technologies.
Birla Institute Of Technology and Science | Raptor
Our pod is being designed for human travel but is scaled down to be within the constraints of the test track. Pod aerodynamics, safety and economics are our major design considerations. Arx Pax hover engines will be used for levitation. An anti-collision system is being developed for safety.
Bucknell University | Bucknell University Hyperloop Team
The levitation subsystem designed by the Bucknell University Hyperloop Team utilizes air bearing technology. A system of air bearings was chosen that has the capability to levitate a hull platform carrying a compressed air supply. The hull platform was designed within the Hyperloop test tube specifications, so it would be able to travel on the track and demonstrate the power of air bearings. The difficulty of this design is proving air bearings function at high speeds. We have devised a future plan including a parametric study and experiments to observe effects on air bearings at the high speeds used in the Hyperloop design.