Full Job Description
This statement of work covers the need for student services to provide technical support in the fields of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC), Pacific. Support services from undergraduate students at educational institutions will support the design, development, and enhancement of the Insitu Automatic Storm Water Sampling Systems in the Environmental Sciences Branch at NIWC, Pacific. The purpose of this task is for students to assist in developing a low-cost, easy-to-use storm water sampling device capable of collecting an uncompromised, non-tidally affected sample that can be operated by on-site water program personnel.
Navy bases and facilities are subject to regulatory requirements governing the levels of pollutants in discharges emanating from Navy facility storm water outfalls. Storm water discharge permits require bases and facilities to implement storm water management programs that include implementation of practices and physical measures or technologies to reduce pollutants; site inspections and storm water discharge monitoring activities are required to assess the effectiveness of the pollution reduction efforts. Storm water sampling and analysis is essential to providing the quantitative data to determine pollutant loads in runoff and, in turn, to determine the effectiveness of
control measures implemented and the overall storm water management program. Navy facilities in coastal areas are presented with the particular problem of acquiring storm water samples at locations that are tidally impacted. Sampling of storm events at locations where tidal intrusion occurs can result in samples that are compromised by seawater mixing and therefore invalidated for chemical (pollutant) measurements. Faced with permit requirements and other facility constraints (e.g., sampling confined to the work-week, daylight hour sampling, etc.), successful sampling opportunities can be limited or problematic. At tidally influenced discharge locations successful sample collection is hindered by the need to account for tidal influence and adjust sampling accordingly. Navy facilities managers have expressed a need for a low-cost, easy-to-use storm water sampling device capable of collecting an uncompromised, non-tidally affected sample that can be operated by on-site water program personnel. The Automatic Storm Water Sampling System project aims to address that need.
The student shall assist the work sponsor in the following general areas of automatic
storm water sampler system development:
Design of storm water sampling system.
Improve design of existing systems.
Conduct testing, data collection and reporting.
Computer modeling of the designed system.
Design documentation and on-line diagraming.
Use a printed circuit board (PCB) design tool for development of an electrical control system for the automatic storm water sampling system.
Create bills-of-material for parts for the PCB design tool.
Use available milling machine in the Energy Innovation Lab, NIWC Pacific to mill designed boards.
Implement system sensing and control using a micro-controller, preferably the Atmel microcontrollers family.
Test current design of the automatic storm water sampling system and create reports of operational status.
Create a mechanical design for the automatic storm water sampling system and create bill material-of-parts required for the design.
Model new system design in SolidWorks.
Test new system, collect data and create report of system characteristics.
Test current design of the storm water system and create reports of operational status.
The team will use SolidWorks to model the mechanical system design.
Must have course work in the discipline requested on the task order Statement of Work. The student must be at the Senior level and have experience in 100% of the task requirements and be able to accomplish 90% of the work independently.
Undergraduate Level Student: Electrical Engineering Major (Senior)
Required Experience: Previous use of C programming
Calculus 1, 2 and 3
Physics 1 and 2
Data Structure and Algorithms
Minimum GPA 3.2
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:
MCU programing - ATMEL Family of tools PCB design
HTML, Java, Python, CSS
AutoCad, MATLAB, MS Office
Arduino and Raspberry Pi will be highly regarded
This position is unclassified.
Due to the regulations established by the Department of Defense, only US Citizens may qualify
This is a student position and is limited to working 20 hours per week
This position will remain open until filled
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer