Date of Defense



Electrical and Computer Engineering


In major inter-collegiate solar car races, performance modeling and strategy are critical to the success of a team. The Solar Car Simulator utilizes the Java Programming Language, an interactive information visualization toolkit called Prefuse, NOAA's National Digital Forecast Database, and the United States Geological Survey's Elevation Query Service. The Program also takes real-time input from GPA, chase car weather data, and solar car telemetry. The simulation package will enable a team to author and test a strategy before a race, as well as monitor the effectiveness of their plan during the race.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only