P08102: Meteor RITSAT 1


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Administrative Information

Proposal Number
Project Name
Project Number
Start Term
End Term
Dr. Patru
Customer organization
RIT Electrical Engineering
Customer contact information
Dr. Patru
Assistant Professor
Principal sponsor
Harris Corporation and Project METEOR http://meteor.rit.edu

Project Continuation

This is a continuation of Project P07104.

Project Overview

It is projected that by summer 2008 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 relay sensors data and control actuators. One previous senior design team has designed and built the RITSAT1 hardware. This team will first focus on the associated software development and ground testing of RITSAT1. Then the satellite will also be tested in flight at least once, tethered from the Instrumentation Platform.

Project Readiness Package

The Project Readiness Package Page documents customer needs and expectations, project deliverables (including time frame), budget, and personnel / organizations affiliated with the project. 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.

Team Documents

This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.

Portions of the team documents have been prepared by a DPM student prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.

Keep in mind that everything you include in this web tree is visible to the world and the general public. If you have documents that reflect work in progress, or contain data that has not been fully vetted, then it may be better to include those internal working documents in the private section of the web tree, or in the project repository proper, outside of the web tree. Note that anyone with Guest or higher memberhsip in your project can read your entire project repository. Anyone with an Editor or higher membership can makes changes to your repository. All Observer members can view, but not edit, the web portion of your repository.

These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.

After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.


Mission Statement

Team Members

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3.1

Workshop 4

Concept Development

See Workshops 1 to 4

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Detail Design

See Detail Design Review Documents

Testing and Refinement


Published Documents

As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Photo Gallery