P11565: ITT Mirror Steering System


Project Summary Project Information

This project, commissioned by ITT, is to design a prototype beam steering mechanism for use on airplanes, satellites, and in other aerospace applications. This device, for example, could be used in LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems. The main objective is to design a beam steering device that out performs current commercially available devices in one or more performance specs. The mirror is moved along two axes using electro-mechanical components and are to fit inside a 3in diameter, 3in long cylinder.

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Angular Beam Steering

Angular Beam Steering

Sample Actuator

Sample Actuator

Project Name
ITT Mirror Steering System
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Faculty Guide
Dr. Raisanen
Faculty Consultant
Industry Guide
Michael Obrien
Primary Customer

MSD2 Team Documents

Organizational Voice Coil Mirror Structure Sensor Electrical Control Tests

MSD II Log Book Notes

MSD II Images

MSD II Images(2)

MSD II Images(3)

MSD II Images(4)

MSD II Videos

Conference Paper

Final BOM

Project Plan MSD II (Updated)

Project Plan MSD II Chart (Updated)

Voice Coil Design + Construction

SolidWorks Files

Inertia Calculations


Sensor Theory and Suggestions


MSD Electronic files

PCB Files

Power Regulator Pspice Files

Matlab files

Driver and Controller PSpice files

Test Plan (My courses template)

Test Plan Procedures (Blank)

Completed Tests

MSD1 Team Documents

Organizational Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design Detailed Level Design

Meeting Minutes

Log Book Notes

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Required Resources

Risk Management Plan

Project plan (Gantt Chart)

Project plan MSD II (Gantt Chart)

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Information Packet

DD Presentation Slides

Voice Coil Design Documents

Mirror and Structure Assembly Design Documents

Sensor Design Documents

Electrical Control System Design Documents

Updated Risk Management (week 11)

Test Plan Documents

Project Plan MSD II


Open Action Items

Conference Paper