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Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

The Jacobs School of Engineering’s ongoing Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) allows private institutions to sponsor research at UCSD. The CAP executive board includes officers from some of the largest defense contractors in the world like BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and SAIC, as well as other lesser known companies which supply parts to larger defense contractors.

Undergraduate students working under a professor explore problems presented by these corporations in order to gain valuable experience and in return assist the corporation with R&D. One such project involved students researching how to increase the payload (the weight a vehicle can carry; it’s cargo) of the General Atomics Predator UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a.k.a “Drone”) in order for it to carry missiles in addition to its aerial surveillance role.

  • Raytheon System: Portable KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) for maintenance of "headless" processing element in USMC aviation command and control system

  • General Atomics: Trade Study and Conceptual design of a Railgun Energy Storage System for an All-electric Warship

  • SPAWAR: Dolphin Backpack Physiological Monitor

  • SPAWAR: Ocean Bottom Attachments/Self Burying Sensors

  • West Point: Analog-to-Digital Conversion Based on a Biologically: Motivated Error Diffusion Neural Network

Taxonomy education » engineering » arms industry » funding
NRHP classification institution-education
Lat / Lng 32.881733, -117.235168
Date(s) 1960
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  2. Industry Sponsored Student Design Project (ECE 191)
Entry updated: 2011-06-19 13:47:31
Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering