Seniors Take Engineering Award at West Point

Posted: June 6, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

For the second year, a team of seniors taking the systems engineering senior design capstone course with George Donohue, professor of systems engineering, has won an award in the U.S. Military Academy’s Systems Engineering Capstone Design Competition, held at West Point.

“Autonomous Air Traffic Management System” won for best design project in the commercial analysis category. Team members were Kenneth McKneely, team captain, Pirooz Javan, Abdulaziz Faghi, Keegan Johnson, and Khang Nguyen. According to Javan, who represented the team at the competition, the project involved developing the physical architecture and details for an unmanned air traffic control tower that could be operated at small, low-density airports. The team consulted with CACI Technologies Inc., which plans to use some of the information the students developed in producing a working system.

Other student teams in the competition came from the U.S. Military Academy, the University of Arizona, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Northwestern University, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Virginia.

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