P11212: LV for Education: Controls, RF Module


Project Summary Project Information

Rochester institute of technology is going through tremendous amount of changes in the years to come. In 2013 a full change in academic structure will occur, switching from the quarter system over to the semester system. This will cause classroom lectures and labs to be taught over a longer time period. In order to accommodate the difference in time, new projects and material must be added to the curriculum. The purpose of this project was to develop a communications interface for a robot base with a modular attachment. The customer is the Mechanical Engineering department of RIT, looking for a useful project for first year mechanical engineers to work on. Building off previous projects (including the development of an in house RF solution) we aim to bring a useful and easy to use interface for the LVE. Our Particular project focuses on the control elements of the robot including motor control and the RF solution. Using LV1 controls as a base point LVE, controls aims to expand upon and improve prior iterations while reducing overall costs.


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Project Name
LV for Education: Controls, RF Module
Project Number
Project Family
LVE Family
Vehicle Systems
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Phil Bryan
Industry TA
Leo Farnand, Vince Burolla
Team Members
Nick Giudice, Dan Sirgey, Gokhan Karahan
Primary Customer
Mechanical Engineering at RIT

Team Documents

Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design Detailed Level Design MSD II Documents

Project Readiness Package

Intellectual Property Considerations

Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

1-Page Summary

Project Plan

MSDII Project Plan

Customer Needs

Engineering Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Concept Generation

System Team Documentation

Interface Control Document

System Design Review

Risk Assessment and Mitigation

System Architecture

System Analysis

Engineering Specifications Updated

Preliminary Test Plan

Improved Risk Assessment

Bill of Materials

Detailed Design Review

GUI Design Documents

Drawings and Schematics

Design Analysis

Raw Eagle Files

Action Items

Action Items Updated

Action Items Final

Updated BOM

Assembly Plan

Test Plan

Software Installation

Test Plan with results

Tech Paper


Software Documentation

Final Tech Paper

Lessons Learned

User guide

Team Norms and Values assesment

Final Documents