P11252: Top Cat


Project Summary Project Information

For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package. More detailed information will be discussed in class with your Guide and Customer.

The primary object of this project is to design two short range cat alert collars. Each device must fit a specific dimension and only converse at a certain range. The collars must also be low power and light weight. The end goal of the design is to deter the cats from getting too close to one another and fighting.

Project Name
Top Cat
Project Number
Systems & Controls
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
George Slack
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Patru (EE)
Primary Customer
David Perlman
Secondary Customer
Harris Corporation

Team Members

Team Top Cat
Member Name Email Major Section of Project Owned
Alexandra Peruzzini arp2071@rit.edu EE - Project Manager RF/Antenna Design
Duncan Topley dst1636@rit.edu EE Hardware
Obinna 'Obi' Ukachukwu obiuka1@gmail.com EE Software

Team Documents - Both SDI and SDII

Status Templates Previous Study

Week-by-Week Plan - SDI

Week-by-Week Plan - SDII

Weekly Reports

Grading Rubric SDI

Grading Rubric SDII

Test Documentation

Radio Cat Collar System

Team Documents - SDI

Planning Technical Documents Concept Level Design Design Reviews - SDI

Team Values and Norms

Team Values and Norms Document

1-Page Project Summary

Antenna Design

CC430 Hardware Design

CC430 Software Design

CC-Antenna-DK Design Notes

Customer Needs

Engineering Specifications

Risk Analysis

Use Cases

Technology Comparison

Design Block Diagram


Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Team Documents - SDII

Coding Assembly Test Design Reviews - SDII

Valuable Sample Code

Working Code

Assembly Plan

Bill of Materials

Test Plan

RF Test - RF Studio (Indoors)

RF Test - RF Studio (Outdoors)

Test of Frequency Output of Dev Board

Distance Testing of Dev Board

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Photo Gallery

Imagine RIT Demo Video

Final Team Documents

Final Documents

Read Me First

Final Checklist

Verification Testing

Complete Code & Archive with Comments