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    1. mhjones12

      mhjones12 Well-Known Member

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      I need to pick a topic for my Systems Engineering class project. I thought maybe I could get some good ideas from this forum. What I'm looking for is a "need" that could be solved by one of several "systems" of some sort.

      For example,
      Need:
      • "New mode of transportation for Batman"
      Possible systems:
      • Car
      • Jet
      • Car/jet combination
      • A strategically arranged system of catapults

      A serious example,
      Need:
      • "Removal of orbiting space debris"
      Possible systems:
      • Launch shuttle with a autonomous robot to collect debris
      • Ground based laser to vaporize debris
      • Space based laser to vaporize debris

      It doesn't necessarily have to be an "engineery" type of problem.

      Any ideas?
      Thanks!
       
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    3. Lochnagar

      Lochnagar Well-Known Member

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      In the light of the severe weather that all countries around the world are experiencing these days - and the terrible consequence that the people are experiencing, typhoons, hurricanes, flooding, etc, and the massive financial as well as human costs - then it might be time to have a look at geo-engineering.

      So you could have a look at geo-engineering - see a couple of links below to get you going.

      Professor Stephen Salter
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_reflectivity_enhancement

      Physicist Alan Gadian
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8214045.stm

      Hope this is of some help.
       
    4. mhjones12

      mhjones12 Well-Known Member

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      Thanks for the suggestion. I checked it out, very interesting. I decided to go with the need to reclaim waste heat energy in automobiles.
       

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