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P13361: System Dynamics Filtering Laboratory

Planning & Execution

Table of Contents

Project Readiness Package

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Project Summary

Creating an engaging and interactive method of teaching filter concepts to the Mechanical Engineering department's System Dynamics concepts was identified as a significant area of need, which warranted this project's inception. The purpose of Project 13361 is to completely develop and document the production of a complete laboratory experience identifying filter concepts in both the hardware and software domains. Student interactivity and a balance of moderate difficulty with practical feasibility are major components of a successfully implemented project.

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Customer Needs

Customer Needs, Rev E; October 18, 2012
ID Category Description Priority
1 Activity Primary product function must be to educate students of EMEM-543 on electrical filters, including low, high, and band pass filters 1
2 Activity Product must provide audio processing activities via interaction with analog electrical hardware that demonstrate the impact of design decisions on system performance 1
3 Activity Product must provide interactive image processing activities conducted via Matlab/Simulink software 1
4 Activity Product must provide sensory feedback that demonstrates phase shift 1
5 Activity Product data acquisition must be conducted via Labview 3
6 Activity Product must be engaging to students 2
7 Activity Product must include full documentation, including a preliminary lab activities manual, full bill of materials, wiring schematics, and service manuals 1
8 Activity Product hardware must be inexpensive and easily replaceable 1
9 Support Product hardware must be easy to store, maintain, and repair 1
10 Support Product must be designed for execution in the System Dynamics studio classroom (GLE-2120) 3
11 Activity Product must be designed for use during instruction (class) time 2
12 Support Product must be safe for all users 1

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Engineering Specifications & Constraints

Engineering Specifications
ES CN Address Metric Units Nominal Ideal Comments
1 1 Level of understanding % 70 100 Open lab quiz will measure understanding of lab activity concepts
2 6 Activity time spent doing "hands-on" work % 50 100 This includes all lab activity except for reading the lab manual
3 6 Design possiblities/outcomes # 8 Infinite H/W: HPF, LPF, BPF, active, inactive, first order, second order, etc.; S/W: Blur, Edge detection, HPF, LPF, etc.
4 9 Storage footprint of hardware in 12 x 12 x 6 6 x 6 x 2
5 9 Maintenance time (minor) min 10 10 Minor repair such as replacing a wire or simpler
6 9 Repair (major) time min 90 60 i.e. replacing PCB, audio rec board, breadboard, etc.
7 10 Compatible with laboratory (GLE-2120) support equipment Y/N Yes Yes i.e. DC power supply, oscilloscope, multimeter, DAQ, computer
8 11 Lab activity duration min 80 100 Includes reading the lab manual and performing all in lab activities
9 12 Maximum audio level @ 1 ft dB 80 80 Hearing damage possible (but unlikely) above this level
Engineering Constraints
ID CN Address Metric Unit Nominal Ideal Comments
1 2 Filter topics addressed Y / N Yes Yes Filter topics such as type, cutoff frequencies, etc.
2 3 Matlab software present Y / N Yes Yes Image processing and phase distortion activities
3 4 Phase distortion software present Y / N Yes Yes
4 5 Labview software present Y / N Yes Yes For data aquisition purposes
5 7 Documentation provided Y / N Yes Yes Lab activities manual, operations/instruction manual, service manual, BOM, etc.
6 8 Stocked components used % 75 100 Zero lead time parts
7 8 Prototype Cost $ 500 400 Cost for product development
8 8 Reproduction cost $ 300 100 Cost of production of one unit assuming the purchase of many units at once
9 9 Time between maintenance (minor) Weeks 1 52 Any minor maintenance such as replacing wires, etc.

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Team Norms & Values

Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one team-mate prior to the expected absence. An absent team-member should confirm that a team-mate has received their message (in person, voice mail, email, etc).
Each team member will complete their tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed, or needs assistance then the member notifies peers, and seeks assistance either from a peer, the faculty guide, a faculty consultant, or another person.
Each team member completes their work accurately and in a way that can be easily checked for accuracy by peers and the faculty guide. All work is fully documented and easy to follow.
Professional and Ethical
Each team member gives credit where credit is due. All work completed includes citations to appropriate literature, or sources of assistance. If a team member has gotten assistance from a publication or individual, then that assistance or guidance is fully documented in the reports prepared. Each team member is honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers.
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Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project.

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Project Plans & Schedules

Project Schedule
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Project Plan
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Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

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Project Reviews

Project and design progress reviews. The reviews are organized first by design phase and then by date

Systems Design Phase

Pre Systems Design Review (PSDR)

Date & Time
September 28, 2012 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM
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Attendance & Meeting Minutes
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Systems Design Review (SDR)

Date & Time
October 5, 2012 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM
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Detailed Design Phase

Pre Detailed Design Review (PDDR)

Date & Time
November 2, 2012 at 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Attendance & Meeting Minutes
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Detailed Design Review (DDR)

Date & Time
November 9, 2012 at 2:30 - 4:00 PM
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Build & Test Phase

Final Presentation

Date & Time
February 15, 2012 at 12:15 - 12:45 PM
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Final Documentation
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