Cal Poly Hyperloop's purpose is to give students the opportunity to fully embrace Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Learn by Doing philosophy by participating in a global competition to challenge existing engineering solutions alongside other prestigious universities.
Winter Quarter 2021
This quarter, Cal Poly Hyperloop is focusing on testing the designs from the fall quarter. All of our subsystems have been completed to the best of our ability given the current resources available. We will begin small scale testing to verify basic functionality and determine areas of improvement for systems such as the linear induction motor, eddy current brakes, yaw-control, controls, and electronics.
Fall Quarter 2020
This fall the pod is undergoing significant changes. We are integrating more components with the magnetic systems for a faster and safer pod. The propulsion system is transitioning to linear induction motors and braking is researching eddy current braking. We are also working to create a hyperloop test track on campus to improve our testing capabilities. The preliminary design review will occur October 24th.
Spring Quarter 2020
Since the transition to online learning due to Covid-19, the team has been working on updating and improving the model of the pod.
Winter Quarter 2020
The team is building up prototypes and test fixtures to test their designs for magnetic levitation, braking system, cold gas propulsion, linear induction motor, and controls systems. The team is actively working to build a modular pod to showcase their innovative designs by the end of the year.
Fall Quarter 2019
We are currently working on designing the world's first hyperloop pod capable of magnetic levitation and cold gas propulsion. Design leads are generating conceptual ideas in CAD, running power and kinematic equations, and planning for safety. Our preliminary design review is scheduled for late October and prototypes for subsystems will be built by January first. The current plan is to have manufacturing of the fully integrated pod done by the end of Q1 2020.
Spring Quarter 2019
This quarter, the team manufactured every component and assembly for the pod in preparation for the competition. This included hosting a Design Showcase to demonstrate our construction and attending the Cal Poly Green and Gold Night.
Winter Quarter 2019
After submitting our 100 page design whitepaper to SpaceX, the team was selected to compete in the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. For the quarter, the team focused on finalizing the pod designs and starting the manufacturing of pod components.
Fall Quarter 2018
This quarter, we progressed through the preliminary design review by SpaceX and developed our pod design for the next stage of the competition.