Customer requested milestones, progress reports, and expected product
Design, build, and fully characterized working prototypes of 4 idler modules and 3 powered motor modules. See the "Detailed Course Deliverables" section for more specifics.
Customer and Sponsor Involvement
The role of the sponser of the Underwater Technologies project will be to help provide funding, materials, and guidelines concerning the funding, materials, and scope of the project to the team. The role of the customer will be to provide a thorough description of the desired capabilites and parameters the project should have and also to state any issues (dislikes, inadequatecies, shortcomings) the project might contain.
The team will be expected to carry out the vast majority of their interactions with the Team Guide. The sponsor will be available for a series of meetings during the course of the project, and will meet with a group of teams during the beginning of SD1 to lay out common goals, objectives, and philosophies for the sequence of projects. It is anticipated that the sponsor will meet with the team (or multiple related teams) for 2 hour meetings approximately 4 times during SD1, and twice during SD2. The sponsor will participate with team communications electronically and through the web site.
- Design will comply with any 2008 Marine Advanced Technology Education Center regulations and guidelines so that the working engineering model can be entered into the MATE's competition.
- The design shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- The design shall comply with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures.
- Wherever practical, the design should follow industry standard codes and standards (e.g. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), FCC regulations, IEEE standards, and relevant safety standards as prescribed by IEC, including IEC60601). The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with industry codes or standards (i.e. UL and FDA).
Project Budget and Special Procurement Processes
The sponsor has allocated $9000 of funding to this project.
The team will be required to keep track of all expenses incurred with their project.
Purchases for this track will be run through the faculty guide, faculty consultant, teaching assistant, and project manager of this project.
In order to keep costs down, obtaining material donations from RIT and surrounding organizations will be the team's primary way of meeting the project needs. Purchasing materials will be the secondary option.