P09310: Automatic Shift Controls for ATV
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Staffing Requirements

The staffing requirements for the project are summarized in the table below. There are tasks such as shift point dynamics listed under several team member disciplines. This is done for a number of reasons. As examples, design development and implementation overlaps disciplines, team selected solution(s) may change discipline boundaries, and empower Team Members to focus on specific areas of interest with the agreement of Team Lead and Team Members. That is, once the Team is formed tasks boundaries will be more clearly defined and documented by the Team members.

Staffing
Name Role Discipline Quantity Role / Skills
All All Safety All Students and Faculty will wear Polaris safety equipment when riding ATV. All riders must have driving lessons and practice prior to riding. Two or more students or faculty will be present anytime the engine is running whether this is during riding or testing. When in test, ATV drive chains are open and extra safety awareness is crucial. Fuel and other engine supplies will be stored in TBD location.
Professor George Slack Faculty Guide EE 1 Faculty Guide will assist team's progress through commonly used design practices, answer project questions, assist in team issues and offer periodic team progress status. This will be a weekly meeting plus other design related events such as design reviews and project review presentations. Team Members will use project tools such as project milestones, budget allocations and design reviews to manage ATV performance quality, development and progress.
Dr. Alan Nye Faculty Consultant ME 1 Faculty Consultant will provide discipline technical support on an intermittent or on an "as needed" basis.
Ashley Shoum Team Leader ME Team Leader will guide team in focusing on customer needs and assess any changes in deliverables, budget or design. Team Leader will attend all meetings and take part in all team activities and design. Team Members will assist Team Leader in the delegation and completion of specific tasks which may not be directly related to a specific sub-system. All project development will be documented in Project Notebook. Team Lead with work with the IE Team Member to define, implement and monitor team safety rules.
Jon Willistein, Feng Li EE Students Electrical Engineering 2 Students will develop and integrate automatic shift points to either the current product or newly proposed concept. Review shift characteristics and dynamic timing needs. That is, timing and hysteresis characteristics between throttle dynamics, RPM power band and spark to control shift points. Review and gain familiarity with last year's electronics, code, packaging and wiring layout. Add and modify functions to last year's Senior Design solution for the purpose of enabling automatic shifting and to improve upon manual shifting. Update schematics and PCB layout files in order to add new functions and minimize PCB size. Students will assist in research, design, build, test and debug processes of new product. All project development will be documented in Project Notebook.
Keith Cobb, Matt Dombovy-Johnson ME Students Mechanical Engineering 2 Students will perform and direct team research of transmission shift points and to test new programs. Students will research forces required to shift and attempt to lower size and cost of components. Research engine load and road speed relationships to develop "intelligent" shifting. Review and gain familiarity with last year's drawings and calculations, packaging and component layout. Add and modify functions to last Senior Design solution for the purpose of improving shifting. As an example, research additional pump options to eliminate electric motor. Design stronger bracket for air cylinder to increase durability. All project development will be documented in Project Notebook.
Bibhu Shah IE Student Industrial Engineering 1 Student will asses feasibility and manufacturability as well as ergonomics, ease of use and product safety. Responsible for the implementing reasonable rules and practices for Team Member safety for both lab and field riding. Student will verify experimental design and testing is efficient in gathering accurate results. Assist in developing an understanding of operational scenarios to apply to intelligent shifting programs. All project development will be documented in Project Notebook. This Team Member will be responsible for contacting a IE Faculty Member to attend Design Reviews and Design Presentations.
Sarah Bicho ID Student Industrial Designing 1 Student will design an ergonomic and manufacturable packaging solution for all added components and features to make the product attractive and fully functional. Evaluate the ergonomics of the current manual shift buttons versus other shift selection techniques. As an example, consider the equivalent of race car paddle shifting for ATV riding. All project development will be documented in Project Notebook. This Team Member will be responsible for contacting a ID Faculty Member to attend Design Reviews and Design Presentations.

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