P09023: Air Muscle Artificial Limb Next Generation
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Electromechanical Controls Concepts

The controls team has come up with two major concepts. One idea is to have 5 separate manifolds, each with it's own pressure regulator. The other concept is to have fewer manifolds, but to control the pressure, the valve timing would change.

Plenum Concept

Plenum Concept

Valves and Plenums Overview

Valves and Plenums Overview

Concept Decision Rubrics

Relay Board
Selection Criteria Criteria Weight Rating Weighted
Safety 5.80% 100 5.80
Robust 17.39% 100 17.39
Power Output 17.39% 100 17.39
Power Consumption 23.19% 100 23.19
Easy to Program 5.80% 90 5.22
Cost 11.11% 50 0.72
Timing 2.78% 90 26.09
Total Score 95.80
PCI Card
Selection Criteria Criteria Weight Rating Weighted
Safety 5.80% 95 5.51
Robust 17.39% 80 13.91
Power Output 17.39% 50 8.70
Power Consumption 23.19% 80 18.55
Easy to Program 5.80% 100 5.80
Cost 11.11% 100 1.45
Timing 2.78% 60 17.39
Total Score 71.30