P10201: LV1 Platform Integration (Land Vehicle 1 Platform Integration)
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Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

Product Description/Objective Statement

Mission Statement: To integrate current and future RP1 motor modules and motor controllers while improving previous robotics platform design in order to meet all required customer needs.

Project Description: Work closely with LV1 motor module manufacturiblity project (P10202) and LV1 motor controller manufacturability project (P10203) in order to create an easy-to-use,1 KG, modular robotics platform or platforms to be used initially by freshman engineering students as a learning tool.

Key Project Deliverables

Key deliverables for this project include a robust land vehicle platform design that can be easily manufactured in lots of 1-10.

Primary Project Opportunities

Primary opportunities for this project include educational applications for first year students, a wide range of faculty and graduate research projects, and sales of kits to the public at large. This project also provides the opportunity to showcase the engineering talents of RIT students to companies interested in hiring them.

Assumptions and Constraints

It is assumed that this will be a wheeled vehicle that can traverse a variety of terrains and be assembled from modules to form a variety of configurations.

Stakeholders

Stakeholders for this project include the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT, faculty and graduate researchers, current and future senior design teams, students interested in the multi-disciplinary robotics club or FIRST robotics, and the student body as a whole.

Customer Constraints

The base level constraints placed on the project by the customer, as defined by the project family track can be found here.

Preliminary Customer Needs

Platform Integration Motor Module Manufacturability Motor Controller Manufacturability
  • Must interface with Gen 2 and newer motor modules and motor controllers.
  • Must look professional and well-organized.
  • Must be lighter than the previous generation.
  • Must provide a means to secure a 1kg payload.
  • Must be equal in size or smaller than the previous generation.
  • Must be easy for a first year engineering student to assemble and use.
  • Must be stable on a flat surface (i.e. tabletop) throughout its operating range for a variety of payloads.
  • Must be faster than the previous generation.
  • Must be open source (all documentation published).
  • Must be open architecture (COTS parts used).
  • Perform at or above the level of the previous module.
  • Must look professional and well-organized.
  • Reduce the overall unit cost from the previous module.
  • Must be lighter than the previous generation.
  • Must be faster than the previous generation.
  • Must be easily manufacturable in lots of 1-10 units.
  • Must be easy for a first year engineering student to assemble and use.
  • Must be open source (all documentation published).
  • Must be open architecture (COTS parts used).
  • Reduce overall unit cost from the previous controller.
  • Must look professional and well-organized.
  • Use space more effectively than previous generations.
  • Perform at or above the level of the previous generation.
  • Must be easy for a first year engineering student to assemble and use.
  • Must be easily manufacturable in lots of 1-10 units.
  • Must be open source (all documentation published).
  • Must be open architecture (COTS parts used).

Required Resources

Required Resources

Staffing Requirements

Name Discipline Role / Skills
TBD TBD Faculty Guide, Will work closely with the team on an on-going basis to facilitate success.
TBD TBD Faculty Consultant, Will provide discipline technical support on an intermittant basis.
TBD TBD Teaching Assistant
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Staffing Requirements

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Three Week Project Plan
Person Week 0->1 Tasks Week 1->2 Tasks Week 2->3 Tasks
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Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Additional Documentation

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