P08121: MAV Platform


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Project Overview

For the 2007-2008 academic year, the MAV team will be taking on a new exciting form of aerial vehicle design. The goals of MAV flight have changed significantly in the last few years from small endurance vehicles capable of simple video target acquisition to larger aerial vehicles capable of flight for extended distances, GPS and video target acquisition and sensory retrieval data. Major customers for this product consist mainly of government agencies such as DARPA and the CIA. The 2007-2008 Senior Design team will lead the way for RIT in the new MAV competition and will set the benchmark for future MAV Senior Design projects.

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MAV Design Prototype

MAV Design Prototype

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RC Planes

RC Planes

Administrative Information

Project Name
Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Platform
Project Number
Project Family
Micro Aerial Vehicle
Aerospace Systems & Technology
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide (ME)
Dr. Jeffrey Kozak (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Faculty Consultant (ISE)
Dr. James Taylor (Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Faculty Consultant (CE)
Yet to be determined
Primary Customer
Dr. Jeffrey Kozak
Secondary Cusomer
MAV07 Competition
Customer contact information :
Contact Information
Customer Contact Information
Dr. Jeffrey Kozak jdkeme@rit.edu
MAV08 Competition http://www.dgon.de/content/pdf/emav_2008_Rules_v07.pdf

Team Members

Team Members and Roles
Team Member Major
Michael Reeder Mechanical Engineer
Kevin Hand Industrial and Systems Engineer
Todd Fernandez Mechanical Engineer
Susan Bieck Mechanical Engineer
Jeremy Teets Mechanical Engineer
Cody Rorick Mechanical Engineer
Adam Bosen Computer Engineer
Related Projects
Project Name Project Website
2007 MAV Platform https://edge.rit.edu/content/P07121/public/Home
2006 MAV Platform http://designserver.rit.edu/Archives/P06007/index.html
2005 MAV Platform http://designserver.rit.edu/Archives/P05001/index.html
2004 MAV Platform http://designserver.rit.edu/archives/P04001/index.htm
MAV Propulsion http://designserver.rit.edu/Archives/P06002/index.html

Team Documents

In here, there will be a Microsoft Project created 3 week, 11 week, and hopefully, a 22 week schedule. As information on sponsorship is obtained, useful contacts will also be placed here.

Organizational Structure

2007-2008 Boeing Proposal

2007-2008 Northrop Grumman Proposal

One Page Project Summary - X2

Three Week Work Breakdown Structure (MS Project)

Meeting Notes from 12/07/2007

MAV 2008 Rules and Regulations

Tentative MSD II Schedule (Excel Files)

Preliminary Test Plan

Final Test Plan


Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Micro-controller Source Code Concept

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Detail Design

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Robust Design

Design for Safety

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)

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