P07104: METEOR RITSAT1 Satellite
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Project Readness Package

Table of Contents

This document describes and serves as a template for preparation of a Project Readiness Package.

The objective of the Project Readiness Package is to document:

It will serve as the primary source of information for students necessary during Phase 0 (Planning) to develop a SD I plan and schedule including specific deliverables and due dates. The Project Readiness Package will also support Faculty evaluation of project suitability in terms of depth, scope, and student / faculty resources by discipline.

Administrative Information

Proposal Number
Project Name
METEOR RITSAT1
Project Number
P07104
Track
Aerospace
Start Term
2006-1
End Term
2006-3
Guide
Dr. Patru
Customer organization
RIT Electrical Engineering
Customer contact information
Dr. Patru
Assistant Professor
475-2388
dxpeee@rit.edu
Principal sponsor
Harris Corporation and Project METEOR

Project Continuation

Project Overview

By summer 2007 the METEOR Project will have the capability to perform a sub-orbital flight. RITSAT1 RIT's First Satellite, will serve as the payload, and will contain redundant monitoring sensors and actuators. This team will perform the Mechanical and Electrical Design, Implementation and Ground Testing of RITSAT1.

Staffing Requirements

Discipline Number of Students Skills Required
EE 5 Ability to work with analog and RF circuitry and systems, design of digital hardware, program in Assembly and C.
ME 1 Ability to design mechanical structures, a mechanical release system and enviornmental controls. Also an ability to perform thermal modeling and analysis.
CE 0 N/A
ISE 0 N/A
Other 0 N/A

Continuation, Platform, or Building Block Project Information

Principle Sponsor or Sponsoring Organization

Harris Corporation and Project METEOR

Detailed Description

Customer Needs

This is the first senior design team to design a satellite at RIT. RITSAT1 will be designed to serve as a redundant monitoring platform for the suborbital and first orbital flights of the METEOR Launch System. The monitoring requirements will be set by the end of week three.

RITSAT1 will require:

Microcontroller, which should (non-exclusive): Monitor the PGU Acquire sensor data Communicate with the radios Control actuators

Radio System Analysis and Design using COTS Frequency Spectrum Analysis

Customer Deliverables

The following requirements complement or repeat the deliverables in the Course Deliverables Document. At the end of the project, the team is expected to deliver to the customer the following documents and materials:

The team is expected to deliver two successfully tested satellites. Both should be tested using the METEOR Space and Launch Vehicle Environments Test Stands. A successfully tested satellite is one which has met all design specifications under test, as set by the team and mentors at the end of the third week of quarter 2006-1. These are necessary for the first suborbital flight test, tentatively scheduled for summer 2007.

Customer and Sponsor Involvement

The team will be expected to carry out the vast majority of their interactions with the Team Guide, Dr. Patru. Dr. Patru also will act as the customer and will be available for a regularly scheduled meetings during the course of the project.

Regulatory Requirements

Project Budget and Special Procurement Processes

The Project has a budget of $ 10K, BUT ALL expenditures have to be reviewed and approved by Dr. Patru. The team is expected to generate an estimated budget by the end of the third week of school.

Intellectual Property Considerations

Everything associated with this project is public domain.

Engineering Specifications

Safety Constraints

Detailed Course Deliverables

Note that this level describes an absolute level of expectation for the design itself, and for the hardware. However, the student team must also meet all requirements related to analysis, documentation, presentations, web sites, and posters, etc. that are implicit to all projects.

Overall Deliverables

The following tasks should be completed by the end of the project:

The following requirements complement or repeat the deliverables in the Course Deliverables Document. At the end of the project, the team is expected to deliver to the customer the following documents and materials:

Overall Deliverables

Deliverables Breakdown

Preliminary Work Breakdown

The following roles are not necessarily to be followed by the team. It is mearly to justify the number of students from each discipline. The student team is expected to develop their own work breakdown structure, consistent with the general work outline presented in the workshop series at the beginning of SD1. However, the customer requests a level of detail NO GREATER than weekly tasks to be completed by each student team member for the benefit of the other team members. The customer DOES NOT request any level of detail finer than one-week intervals, but will assist the team members if they wish to develop a finer level of detail to support their own efforts.

EE:
  1. Power Generation Unit
  2. On board controller
  3. Sensors and actuators interfaces
ME:
  1. Thermal Analysis and enviromental control
  2. Release mechanism

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Grading of students in this project will be fully consistent with grading policies established for the SD1 and SD2 courses.

At the end of Senior Design I, the following would be considered when assigning points to the activities in the syllabus rubric:

At the end of Senior Design II, the following would be considered when assigning points to the activities in the syllabus rubric:

These grading criteria will be changed ONLY if causes out of the teams control will impact the design, implementation and testing.

Three-Week SDI Schedule

Course deliverables Documents (Phase 0) Tasks that need to be completed by the end of the third week of 2006-1:

Required Resources

Faculty
Item Source Description Available
Dr. Patru EE Guide Yes
Dr. Hensel ME Technical Consultant on structual and thermal analysis issues Yes
Environment
Item Source Description Available
METEOR Lab EE 17-xxx Work Space/Storage Yes
Sr Design Lab EE 09-3xxx Work Space Yes
ME Shop ME 09-2360 Parts Fabrication Yes
Equipment
Item Source Description Available
Test equipment METEOR Lab Used for Electrical Testing Yes
Space Environment Test Stand Throughout Programming To be completed by the end of 2006-2
Space Environment Test Stand Throughout Programming To be completed by the end of 2006-2
Launch Vehicle Environment Test Stand Throughout Programming To be completed by the end of 2006-2

The team members will be expected to procure the materials needed for the project, excluding the following:

Materials
Item Source Description Available
Misc. electronic components, small mechanical hardware and the Cubesat Kit EE & ME depts Yes
Other
Item Source Description Available
Thermal Analysis Software Will be Donated
Salvo RTOS Will be Donated