Step 1. Develop Technical Models of the Product
We conducted thermal models as seen in the Engineering
documents link as well as Light models using TracePro.
Validation of our models were completed by testing a six
LED arrangement on a PC board.
Step 2. Develop a Cost Model of the Product
We developed a cost model to include all prototype parts,
which is listed in the system level design packet. Our
final cost to retrofit a light pole at RIT is $743.40.
Step 3. Refine the Specifications, Making Tradeoffs Where
We refined our specifications to optimize our final
product. We have included metrics for carbon emissions. We
have found new more efficient LEDs from Avago.
Step 4. Flow Down the Specifications as Appropriate
After finding new LEDs, we adjusted our thermal and
light models to produce new designs to optimize our light
Step 5. Reflect on the Results and the Process
The system has been under continuous improvement, and
without the developement of proper models a lot of time
would be wasted when it came time to refine our product.
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