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Product Description/Objective 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.
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 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.
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
|Name||Discipline||Role / Skills|
|Dr. Wayne Walter||Electrical Engineering||Faculty Guide, Will work closely with the team on an on-going basis to facilitate success.|
|Prof. George Slack||Electrical Engineering||Faculty Consultant, Will provide discipline technical support on an intermittant basis.|
|TBD Grad Student||TBD||Teaching Assistant|
|TBD Student||Electrical Engineering||Student Responsible for interface and electrical connection between motor modules and platform|
|TBD Student||Electrical Engineering||Student Responsible for interface and electrical connection between motor controller and platform|
|TBD Student||Electrical Engineering||Student Responsible for general layout and connection of electrical components on platform as well as wiring layout|
|TBD Student||Mechanical Engineering||Student Responsible for mechanical interfacing with motor modules|
|TBD Student||Mechanical Engineering||Student Responsible for mechanical interfacing with motor controllers|
|TBD Student||Mechanical Engineering||Student Responsible for main structural analysis and design of platform as well as payload interface|
Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure
|Week 0->1 Tasks||Week 1->2 Tasks||Week 2->3 Tasks|
|Description of Risk||Possible Consequences||Probability of Risk (H/M/L)||Severity of Risk (H/M/L)||Overall Risk (H/M/L)||Contingency Plan|
|Team member missing for extended period of time||Components may be missing from final project||M||M||M||Delegate times to meet and update all members on status of specific areas of research, good documentation|
|Parts/Materials Arrive Late||Delayed assembly and testing period, possibly miss deadline for completion||H||M||M||Design module so process does not hinge on ordered parts. Cite multiple vendors for same components|
|Platform causes decreased performance of land vehicle||Speed, Stability and/or Weight do not meet customer requirements||L||H||M||Weigh customer requirements highly during design process|
|Platform drives land vehicle cost up||Too few land vehicles are produced to meet project specs||M||H||M||Pitch project family idea to investor with more capital|
|New platform fails to integrate with concurrent and past projects||No working vehicles can be produced||L||H||M||Hold regular meetings with concurrent teams to ensure integration, and base all designs off of older components|