Electronics, Computers & Robotics


Enterprise TeamAerospace Spacecraft Design
Industry Partners: ABSL Space Products, AeroPhysics, AFOSR/AFRL/AIAA, AGI, Altia, AMP Netconnect, Analog Devices, Bartington, C&R Technologies, Connect Tech Inc., Dumore Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries, PCB Piezotronics, Raytheon, SAIC, Systems Integration Plus Inc., The Mathworks, TiNi Aerospace Inc., Tyco Electronics, Wind River
Faculty AdvisorDr. L. Brad King
Course Number:  ENT1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 / 5950 / 5960 - Section 21
Disciplines Needed: MEEM, EE, CS, BA, STC, PH

The Aerospace Enterprise was established to provide hands-on aerospace education and experience to Michigan Tech undergraduate students. Its objective is to design and fly several Michigan Tech student-built spacecraft. In pursuit of this objective, emphasis will be placed on space mission design and analysis, vehicle integration, systems engineering, and comprehensive ground-testing and qualification.  Currently the Aerospace Enterprise is assembling and testing the Oculus-ASR nanosatellite in conjunction with the Air Force Research Lab.  Oculus-ASR advances space situational awareness by allowing ground-based observers the opportunity to anchor algorithms capable of determining spacecraft altitude using unresolved optical imagery.  In 2012, the Enterprise participated in the University Nanosatellite Program competition and took first place, earning a launch position on a SpaceX Falcom Heavy in 2015..

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Blue Marble Security

Industry Partner: ArcelorMittal, Fives Dyag, NCIAA and Dr. Adrienne Minerick
Faculty Advisor: Glen Archer
Course Number:
 ENT1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 / 5950 / 5960 - Section 2
Disciplines Needed: All

Prepare for a high-achieving career in technology as an undergraduate with the Blue Marble Security Enterprise. Blue Marble Security is a virtual company of undergraduate students focused on securing the future through thoughtful use of technology and has developed a culture that fosters high professional standards, creativity, productivity, and a burning desire to learn. This student-led company combines a rich educational experience in engineering design, team building, project management, and original product development. Some notable projects include an autonomous robot built to compete in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, a simple heart rate monitor for education and community outreach, and a portable blood typing device. Additionally, the enterprise has two industry-sponsored projects involving metal fracture analysis and an employee resource scheduling database. The word “security” for BMS is defined by the provision of technological support to a nation‘s defense, corporate economy, and the personal well-being of all its people. BMS strives to improve an individual‘s safety, security, and health through the use of resourceful creativity. With this experience, BMS graduates are ready for the world‘s most challenging careers.

Husky Game Development

Industry Partners: Chrysler Group LLC
Faculty Advisor:
 Scott Kuhl
Course Number:  ENT1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 / 5950 / 5960 - Section 18
Disciplines Needed: Scientific & Technical Communication, Education, Computer Science, Business, Arts & Design; all are welcome

Our mission is to design and develop games for business, education, and fun. We work as an interdisciplinary, student-run Enterprise that fosters productivity, creativity, and effective business practices. Our members work in small teams of four to six people, exploring a wide variety of video game engines and platforms, including Windows, Android, Xbox, and an experimental Display Wall and three-dimensional motion-tracking system. The team competes in a local 24-hour game development challenge, the Houghton Game Jam, and recently co-hosted BonzAI Brawl, an AI coding competition. One of the group’s games, Arcane Brawlers, was recently released on Xbox Marketplace. Game on!

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Industry Partner: General Motors, LG Chem Power Inc.
Coordinators: Robert Page, John Lukowski
Course Number:
 ENT2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 / 5950 / 5960 - Section 04

The goal of this Enterprise is to promote and learn about advanced hybrid vehicles in order to reduce fuel consumption and be more environmentally friendly. The Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Enterprise is a three-year program to research, design, build, and test a state-of-the-art hybrid electric vehicle, based on a 1950 Chevrolet truck. Students work on projects such as designing and implementing power distribution, component mounting, and thermal management solutions. HEV Enterprise also incorporates Senior Design projects as well.

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Industry Partner: bluesky Health, CCI Systems, Target
Faculty Advisor:  Russ Louks
Course Number:
 ENT1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 10
Disciplines Needed: CS, BA, STC, All Engineering

The ITOxygen Enterprise is a student-run business focusing on developing Information System and Information Technology solutions. With expertise in systems and information analysis, software development, database design, and web-based application development, the group serves a variety of local and regional clients on projects ranging from an open-source donor tracking system to a dashboard website that manages daily operations for a large-scale theater.

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Mining INnovation and Engineering (MINE)

Faculty Advisor: Paul Van Susante

Course Numbers: ENT 1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 32

Disciplines Needed: All our welcome

MINE students will be designing, testing, and implementing mining innovation technology for industry partners. They will work on interdisciplinary teams to solve current and future challenges in the mining industry. Some of these aspects include the improvement of safety and working conditions and increasing productivity and efficiency as well as equipment design and optimization. Through hands-on projects students involved in MINE will develop leadership skills, communication skills, and business operation experience related to the mining industry.

Open Source Hardware

Industry Partner:  
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Pearce
Course Number:  ENT 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 / 5950 / 5960 - Section 33
Disciplines Needed:  All are welcome.  Specific needs include BA, CS, EE, MEEM, MSE, MTE, STC

The Open Source Hardware Enterprise aims to link high school, college and professional organizations through the development of open source hardware.  The initial focus of the enterprise is to develop high value products (e.g. scientific equipment) from rapid prototyping and reuse of waste materials (e.g. glass, plastic and newspaper) but will expand into development of equipment to assist in local food production and open source appropriate technology for the global community.  All designs will be open source and will be licensed in such a way as to ensure non-exclusivity. 

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Robotics Systems Enterprise

Industry Partner: ArcelorMittal, Great Lakes Research Center
Faculty Advisor: Glen Archer
Course Number:
 ENT2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 / 5950 / 5960 - Section 15
Disciplines Needed: All welcome, especially need MEEM, EE, CS, BA, STC

From the time people wake up in the morning to the time they go to sleep at night, they are surrounded by electronic devices. However, none of these devices compare to the advanced robotic systems used in the Robotics Systems Enterprise (RSE). With projects ranging from a vision system that triangulates the location of a molten steel nozzle to an intelligent power management system that powers the Great Lakes Research weather buoys, RSE has projects that everyone can be interested in with real-world results.

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Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences (SENSE)

Faculty Advisors: Andrew Barnard and Nina Mahmoudian
Course Number: ENT 1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 - Section 9

The SENSE (Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences) Enterprise’s mission is to enable the workforce of tomorrow to redefine the boundaries for air, land, sea, and cyber supremacy through experiential learning and discovery. Students will design, build, and test engineering systems with a focus on Navy applications in all domains: space, air, land, sea, and undersea. Get hands-on experiences with cutting-edge defense technologies that directly impact the safety and success of our armed forces. Prepare for civilian employment opportunities in Department of Defense research labs or with DoD contractors.