P08428: LED Lighting for Sustainable Venture
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Overall Work Breakdown Structure

Description

Throughout Senior Design, there are several different tasks that should be completed. This page details an initial idea of what should be completed throughout the Senior Design experience.

Overall Work Breakdown Structure

Work Breakdown:

Goal: Develop a clean, sustainable, and complete lighting system for use with the RIT campus walkway lighting

  1. Develop a method integrating the energy from the RIT grid
    1. Determine what the available sources on campus are
    2. Research the potential methods for collecting energy from the available sources
      1. Possibly utilize solar panels or wind power
      2. Look into risks and possible implementations
    3. Select an appropriate method for collecting energy
    4. Determine how the collection method should/will interface with other components
    5. Integrate collection system with other components
  2. Develop a rugged and robust casing/construction for the system
    1. Determine the environmental and physical demands of the product
    2. Source materials which could be used
    3. Based on material performance, evaluate cost of each of the options
    4. Select an appropriate material or set of materials for the product
    5. With the end use of the product in mind, design concepts for the outer casing
    6. Based on utility, aesthetics, integrability with other components, and performance in durability testing, select a design for the exterior
    7. Produce the casing and assemble it with the rest of the components
  3. Develop a light emitter which uses little power and provides lots of evenly distributed light
    1. Determine the potential light sources
    2. Determine how to meet the lighting requirements
    3. Based on energy consumption, cost, and lifetime, rank the identified lighting sources
    4. Select an appropriate lighting system
    5. Determine how to best emit the light
    6. Design the light emitter
    7. Integrate the light emitter with the rest of the lighting system
  4. Develop a product which is inexpensive to produce and purchase
    1. Throughout the design process, determine the quality v. cost of the components used - don't be extravagant, but keep in mind that the system must be made to last
    2. Throughout the design process, keep the production process in mind and keep the product in the realm of "easy to manufacture"
    3. Remember that environmental concerns are also to be considered - The product must be sustainable and should, if possible, be designed for an environmentally and economically friendly end of life
  5. Develop a product that does not reinvent the basic components to be used but rather comes up with a new way of having them all work together
    1. Use common-off-the-shelf components whenever possible
    2. Only create a new component when necessary

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Overall Work Breakdown Structure

Overall Work Breakdown Structure

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