P08371: Portable Command Post


Table of Contents

Project Overview

This project team will design, integrate and build a Portable Command Post system that will be deployed to on-site emergency or disaster locations where images, communications and data are needed. This system will need to access mission critical databases by using networks and communication servers. A PC that is optimized for viewing station command center information will need to be defined and integrated. Since this system will be utilized for on-site situations, this system must be portable, wireless and weather resistant. The communications will use broadband wireless networks. Internal components must be protected from adverse environmental conditions.


Administrative Information

Project Name
Portable Command Post
Project Number
Open Architecture Control Systems
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Professor George Slack (EE dept)
Faculty Consultant
James Stefano (EE dept)
Primary Customer
Pictometry - Visual Intelligence TM
Customer contact
Charles Mondello,
charles.mondello@pictometry.com, 585-486-0093

Project Readiness Package

The P08371 Project Readiness Package.doc defines 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 Member Discipline Role email address
George Slack EE Guide gbseee@rit.edu
James Stefano EE Consultant jvseee@rit.edu
Rick Chadwick ME Team Lead rsc6207@rit.edu
Harith Wijetungage ISE Support hds0357@rit.edu
Scott Pudlewski EE Support smp0626@rit.edu

Team Documents

1 Page Project Summary

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.

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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.


(See link P08371 Project Readiness Package.doc above to detail the following project categories. )

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Team Organization Chart

Team Organization Chart V.2

Roles and Responsibilitiees Matrix

Intellectual Property Considerations

Regulatory Compliance Review

Patent Issues

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

11 Week Break Down

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Customer Needs List

Target Specifications

Function Diagram

Select Product Concept(s)

Computer Hardware Discussion

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

Test Plan

Test Results

Battery Pugh Diagram

Processor Pugh Diagaram

Processor Pugh Diagaram with Ranking

Router Pugh Diagaram

Display Pugh Diagram

Computer Pugh Diagaram

Detail Design

Bill of Materials

Schematic of Power Distribution

Senior Design II Schedule

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 Review Handout pdf

Detailed Design Review Handout pdf

Case Layout Concept Drawing

Managerial Design Review Presentation powerpoint

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II) (ppt)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)(PowerPoint)

Drawing of Parts Comprising Chassis(pdf)

Drawing of Chassis Assembly(pdf)

Layout of Parts in Case(pdf)

User Manual

Build Manual

Photo Gallery