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    • Baby incubator noise : causes and some reduction methods 

      Wales, Carl Alzen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
    • The back stroke buddy 

      Fonder, Gregory Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      The objective of this thesis was to study and improve one's own physical intelligence. Through studying bodily movements of people trying to accomplish new tasks, I realized one way to enhance physical intelligence was ...
    • Bacteria mediated heat sinks 

      Hong, Vu Anh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Many applications, such as laser diode technology, utilize components (eg. resistors) which have performance characteristics heavily dependent on temperature, and therefore, maintaining constant temperature is essential ...
    • Balancing a two-wheeled Segway robot 

      Bageant, Maia R. (Maia Reynolds) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      In this thesis, I designed and constructed hardware for a two-wheeled balancing Segway robot. Because the robot could not be balanced based on a control system derived from the original analytical model, additional system ...
    • A ball-on-beam project kit 

      Rosales, Evencio A. (Evencio Alex), 1982- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      An apparatus of the classical ball-on-beam problem was designed and constructed to be used as a pedagogical instrument in feedback courses. The aesthetic and mechanical design incorporated economical materials to make kits ...
    • Bandwidth maximization of a single degree of freedom magnetic suspension system 

      Aggarwal, Sanjay Kumar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Basic communication framework for a robotic device for the inspection of nuclear reactor piping structures 

      Roth, Meagan (Meagan Ashley) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) have a wide variety of underwater applications. Controlling these robots wirelessly in an aquatic environment is challenging because of signal attenuation. This challenge is made even more ...
    • A battery powered near infrared (NIR) camera for the MIT HelioDome 

      Molina, Keith M. (Keith Martin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Research in advanced fenestration systems has led to the development of the Heliodome project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Daylighting Laboratory. The MIT Heliodome project is dedicated to goniophotometry ...
    • Bead manipulation to enable electrically controlled wire braiding 

      Isaac, Alexxis (Alexxis R.); Cartman, Makai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Litz wire bundles are highly effective at enhancing the current carrying capacity and limiting the losses of electronic devices up to MHz frequencies due to the pattern in which the individual wires are braided in the ...
    • The behavior of rotator cuff tendon cells in three-dimensional culture 

      Gill, Harmeet (Harmeet Kaur) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The rotator cuff is composed of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subcapularis, and teres minor tendons. Rotator cuff injuries are common athletic and occupational injuries that surgery cannot fully repair. Therefore tendon ...
    • Benchmark of aerodynamic cycling helmets using a refined wind tunnel test protocol for helmet drag research 

      Sidelko, Stephanie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The study of aerodynamics is very important in the world of cycling. Wind tunnel research is conducted on most of the equipment that is used by a rider and is a critical factor in the advancement of the sport. However, to ...
    • The benefits of 4WD drive for a high-performance FSAE electric racecar 

      Owen, Elliot Douglas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis explores the performance of Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) and Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) FSAE Electric racecars with regards to acceleration and regenerative braking. The benefits of a 4WD architecture are presented along ...
    • Beta-prototype of a rickshaw suspension system 

      McDonald, Heather E. (Heather Elizabeth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      A suspension system was designed to make The Rickshaw Bank's bicycle-powered rickshaws more comfortable for the drivers. A four bar linkage with a rising rate spring was chosen as the design. An unconventional material-tire ...
    • Beyond the fundamentals : why the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum needs reform 

      Acosta, Arron (Arron Scott) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The addition of a systems engineering concentration through the MIT Mechanical Engineering Alternative (course 2A) curriculum will be shown to have the potential to increase the number of engineering degrees in comparison ...
    • Bicycle powered water pump 

      Fly, Charles Bruce (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
    • Bicycle-powered attachments : designing for developing countries 

      Wu, Jodie (Jodie Z.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      There are 550 million smallholder farmers around the world who earn less than $1/day who could benefit from pedal-powered attachments. This project discusses factors to consider in designing for developing countries and ...
    • Binary actuation of solar mirrors 

      Gomez, Teresa M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis explores the use of binary actuators to adjust the shape of an array of mirrors. To explore this concept, an experimental system was refurbished and recalibrated. This experimental system was used to explore ...
    • Biomechanical changes to human locomotion due to asymmetric loading of the legs 

      McDougal, Wesley D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      The biomechanics of lower limb locomotion is a yet unknown mixture of neurological control and physical parameters. The current study explored attaching a rehabilitative anklebot to subjects walking on a treadmill and ...
    • Biomechanical properties of engineered collagen scaffolds 

      Bonebreak, Christina M. (Christina Michelle) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      An experiment was performed to determine the effect of crosslinking on the stiffness of collagen scaffolds. Engineered non-crosslinked and dehydrothermally crosslinked chondroitin-6-sulfate collagen scaffolds were hydrated ...
    • A biomedical device business plan for Medicraften Devices Inc. to develop a fluid medication dispenser 

      Louison, Charles Davidson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis surrounds an analysis to understand what it would take for a company to successfully launch a prescription fluid dispensing device. This device would in theory be able to dispense medication at any time daily ...