Power and controls system design and installation for UWF solar race cars

The University of West Florida has had a solar car team since the fall of 2016. There have been a number of mechanical engineering enterprise teams and electrical capstone teams actively working on this project. The previous electrical team to work on this project developed a controls system for the UWF Enterprise Car, which we have since tested, redesigned, constructed, and installed on the vehicle. The additional UWG solar car is a vehicle donated by MIT, which is called Flux. The vehicle originally consisted of a shell and solar array. The goal for this vehicle was to design a controls system, based and improved upon the system designed by the previous electrical team, purchase related components, build, test, and finally install the components onto the vehicle. The current state of the UWF Enterprise car and Flux consist of the developed control systems installed and functioning as desired. The members on the electrical team are Jake Kriner (team lead), Haley Mckenzie (treasurer), and Justin Wymore.
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Abstract/Description: The University of West Florida has had a solar car team since the fall of 2016. There have been a number of mechanical engineering enterprise teams and electrical capstone teams actively working on this project. The previous electrical team to work on this project developed a controls system for the UWF Enterprise Car, which we have since tested, redesigned, constructed, and installed on the vehicle. The additional UWG solar car is a vehicle donated by MIT, which is called Flux. The vehicle originally consisted of a shell and solar array. The goal for this vehicle was to design a controls system, based and improved upon the system designed by the previous electrical team, purchase related components, build, test, and finally install the components onto the vehicle. The current state of the UWF Enterprise car and Flux consist of the developed control systems installed and functioning as desired. The members on the electrical team are Jake Kriner (team lead), Haley Mckenzie (treasurer), and Justin Wymore.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
UWF Enterprise Car
UWF solar car
Flux