Historically, the RIT Baja Team has had little to no knowledge of the actual output of their drive line system. They race with a standard class engine known to have variations in both horsepower and torque output.
Even with this lack of quantitative knowledge, the team remains a competition leader. It is their desire to remain on top, which means they must implement new and innovative technologies to better understand and quantify the performance of their engine.
The M.E. Department and Baja Team have hence looked to Senior Design for help in developing the technology that will make this possible.
This project will entail the design, development, and construction of a test bed (with integrated data acquisition) and test procedures for the Baja Team to accurately assess the performance of their standard Briggs and Stratton Model 20 competition required engine, in an effort to remain competitive.
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Project Readiness Package (.doc)