Project Description

Oilchip Detector Housing Project

    The oil chip detector (OCD) housing project came about as Honeywell began building a new, turboprop engine and elected to allow students from Northern Arizona University to design the housing to suit rigorous engine requirements. Team Honeywell’s direct contact is Chris Temme,      a control system engineer at Honeywell. The OCD sensor is used to protect the OCD sensor from harmful shock and thermal damage, as well as slow the flow of oil within the housing to allow the sensor to pick up any metal chips that are within the oil. The chips within the oil will inform the mechanics when the bearings within the engine need to be replaced.

  • Develope and analyze housing for an Oil Chip Detector
  • Ensure safe operation
  • Housing will last the lifetime of the engine
  • Design will meet all Honeywell standards

Team Members

Team Honeywell:

  • Generic placeholder imageJered Deal - Logistical/Financial Manager: Punctuality is also important to me; I consider myself late if I am not at least at a meeting 5 minutes before. I tend to be an organizer in groups, doing my best to assure that others stay organized and know what needs to get done. As the logistical/financial manager of the group, I will use my skills to organize funds, as well as assure that the team is prepared for anything.
  • Generic placeholder image Ilenn Johnson - CAD Engineer: I prefer to be efficient while working, and inconsistencies of others does frustrate me. If I wasn’t so set on machine/engine design, I would likely continue metalworking and welding for the rest of my career. Other than working, I enjoy wrenching on motorcycles, hiking, spontaneous trips across the country, and the occasional mountain bike. As the team's CAD engineer, I will efficiently coordinate the efforts on the final CAD package as well as fulfilling other groupwork duties.
  • Generic placeholder imageCullen Matillano - Project Manager: My strengths are directly built off the idea of advocacy. I have strong leadership talents which include creativity, and insightfulness. I do tend to be a perfectionist which can cause me to overwork and burnout quickly. I am trained on all the machines in the machine shop, and I am highly skilled in Solidworks. My organization skills allow me to be prepared for most situations that can arrive during this project.
  • Generic placeholder image John Selee - Quality Engineer: I am energetic, inventive, strategic, and adaptable. I enjoy adventure and exploring outdoors, one of my favorite outdoor group activities is technical canyoneering. In my free time I also enjoy 3D printing, prototyping electromechanical systems, cooking, foraging, and home fermentation/winemaking. I have experience with project management, process engineering, experimental design, and statistical modeling software. As the team’s Quality Engineer, I will be responsible for experimental design and test method development. I will communicate experimental results to advise the team on design and manufacturing decisions.
  • Generic placeholder image Jacob Vedder - Manufacturing Engineer: I worked as a machinist for about five years before starting my college career. Before being a machinist, I had started working in our family's machine shop from a very young age, about ten to be honest. I have been around metal working most of my life. Running production and setups for many different parts for hydraulic pumps was mainly what my work focused on. This included using lathes, drill presses, mills, as well as some surface grinding.