HyperXite

Background

Established in 2015, HyperXite is a team of undergraduate students endeavoring to build a Hyperloop pod.

HyperXite has competed in the past four Spacex Hyperloop Pod Competitions. In Competition I, HyperXite was one of the semifinalists and placed fifth for their overall design worldwide. Additionally, the HyperXite pod was one of the only air levitated pods to be tested within the Hyperloop itself during Competition II and placed in the top 6. In the past two competitions, HyperXite was one of the top 22 finalists to attend comeptition in Hawthorne, CA.  

This year, HyperXite will not be attending the SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition but will instead build a small-scale pod to be tested on the team's own test track. 

Goal

HyperXite’s goal is to research, design, build and validate a scalable self-propelled pod to demonstrate the feasibility of Hyperloop design concepts at a high pace of innovation.

Objectives

  • Real time pod behavior monitoring
  • Pod state data logging for comparison against models
  • Complete a safe pod run on the test track

Team Contacts

Project Manager: Daniella Jimenez (dgjimene@uci.edu)

Chief Engineer: Johnny Pham (quyp@uci.edu)

Electronic Systems Engineer: Susie Nguyen (susietn@uci.edu)

Team Advisor

Professor Roger Rangel (rhrangel@uci.edu)

More Information

Visit www.hyperxite.com

Questions?

Email ucihyperxite@gmail.com

Project status: 
Archived
Department: 
MAE
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Academic year: 
2019-2020
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