P08541: Commercialization of Micro-goniophotometer
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Establish Target Specifications

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Current Applied System Metrics

The table below presents the metrics, or engineering specifications, that will be used by the team to design against.

List of Metrics
Specification Number Metric Units Target
1 Focal Plane to Sample Distance mm 30
2 Visual Aesthetics % population 90
3 Size (lxbxh) In^3 (29x18x12)
4 Weight lbs 50
5 Angular Range Degrees neg90 to +90
6 Resolution micrometers 30
7 Max System Temperature degrees F 100
8 Light Intensity lux 100-1000
9 Power W 210
10 Meaurement Spectral Range Wavelength nm 400 to 700
11 Time to Load paper mins 1
12 Sample Size in. 8.5 x 11
13 Number of Operators persons 1
14 Durability (lifespan) years
15 User Interface Computer GUI
16 Cost dollars 2000
17 Vibrations Hz negligible
18 RGB Bandwidth nm 50

Metrics Established/Projected During DPM

List of Metrics
Metric No. Metric Units Importance
1 Initial Cost US Dollars 2
2 Maintenance Cost US Dollars/Year 2
3 Lifespan Years 2
4 Multilingual Operation/Instructions Yes/No 1
5 Angle Degrees 5
6 Length Meters 5
7 Reflectance nanometers 5
8 Light Intensity Candela 5
9 Spectrum Wavelength m 4
10 Spectrum Frequency Hz. 4
11 Power Watts 4
12 Luminous Intensity Watt/Steradium 4
13 Heat British Thermal Units 4
14 Volume Cubic Meters 4
15 Able To Measure Gloss Yes/No 5
16 Produces Output In < 1min. Yes/No 2
17 Covers Angles from 0-90 Degrees Yes/No 3
18 Vibration/Bump Resistant Yes/No 2
19 Meet/Surpass Current Gloss Devices Yes/No 4
20 Environmental Impact Eco-Points 1
21 Operates With 1 Button Push Yes/No 3
22 Measures Light Distribution Yes/No 3
23 Measures Reflectance Yes/No 3
1 = Least Important/5=Essential
Customer Needs as Related to Engineering Metrics Matrix
Needs and Metrics Engineering Metric 1 Engineering Metric 2 Engineering Metric 3 Engineering Metric 4 Engineering Metric 5 Engineering Metric 6 Engineering Metric 7 Engineering Metric 8 Engineering Metric 9 Engineering Metric 10 Engineering Metric 11 Engineering Metric 12 Engineering Metric 13 Engineering Metric 14 Engineering Metric 15 Engineering Metric 16 Engineering Metric 17 Engineering Metric 18 Engineering Metric 19 Engineering Metric 20 Engineering Metric 21 Engineering Metric 22 Engineering Metric 23
Customer Need 1.1
Customer Need 1.2
Customer Need 1.3 x x x x
Customer Need 1.4 x
Customer Need 2.1
Customer Need 2.2
Customer Need 2.3
Customer Need 2.4
Customer Need 2.5 x x x x x
Customer Need 3.1 x
Customer Need 3.2 x
Customer Need 3.3
Customer Need 4.1 x x
Customer Need 4.2
Customer Need 4.3
Customer Need 5.1 x
Customer Need 5.2 x
Customer Need 5.3 x
Customer Need 6.1 x x x x x
Customer Need 6.2 x x
Customer Need 6.3 x x
Customer Need 6.4 x x x x
Customer Need 6.5 x x x x

Competitive Benchmarking Information

Relatively few Sr. design projects start from a clean sheet of paper. In most cases, there are some baseline solutions or products that could meet the vast majority of the customer's needs.

Write one or two paragraphs about each benchmark solution from the market place. Include a picture of the product, preferably illustrating the product in use or operation.

Benchmark 1
Describe the first benchmark solution here.
Benchmark 2
Describe the second benchmark solution here.
Benchmark 3
Describe the third benchmark solution here.

Use this table below to compare how pre-existing solutions should compare against the design team's efforts. See the example Table 5-6 on Page 80 of the text by Ulrich and Eppinger.

Competitive Benchmarking Matrix
Metric No. Need Nos. Metric Importance Units Benchmark 1 Value Benchmark 2 Value Benchmark 3 Value
1 Need 1,3
2 Need 2,6
3 Need 1,3
4 Need 1,3
5 Need 4
6 Need 5

Step 3. Set Ideal and Marginally Acceptable Target Values

Given the customer needs, awareness of the marketplace, and resource limitations of the current project, assign preliminary engineering specifications on each of the metrics. In addition to setting the nominal or target value or each specification, provide guidance to the team on the ideal value or direction that the team should strive for, once the nominal target values have been realized.

List of Metrics
Metric No. Need Nos. Metric Importance Units Marginal value Ideal Value
1 Need 1,2
2 Need 2,4
3 Need 5
4 Need 6
5 Need 5,1
6 Need 6,2

Step 4. Reflect on the Results and the Process

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