P13625: Air Quality Monitor

Planning & Execution

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Project Summary

The goal of this project is to redesign and improve the UCB Particle and Temperature Sensor currently in use by Dr. James Myers who is using this device to conduct research in developing countries. The device is used to collect quantifiable data on particulate matter from home environments in developing countries, which include cooking and heating fires.

The biomaterials currently being used as fuel for fires in developing countries contains materials ranging from construction debris and excrement to conventional heating materials. The current device being used only measures particulate matter and temperature, and there are issues with the sensors’ durability and cost. This project will seek to create a similar monitor that will collect more environmental factors, with higher durability, at an equivalent size and cost compared to the UCB monitor.

For an an original project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package. This package is no longer the basis of this project since the PRP and customer needs did not align. It was a team decision that we would be able to make a more direct impact by following the customer, Dr. James Myers', needs rather than those of the EPA challenge described in the original PRP. For a more up to date summary of our please view the 1-Page Summary.

Intellectual Property Considerations

No considerations were taken in regards to the project at this time.

Customer Needs

Customer Needs

Customer Needs


Specification Table

Team Norms & Values

The Team's Norms and Values can be found Here along with a link to our peer review form.

Project Plans & Schedules

Work Breakdown Structure
This Microsoft Excel document houses the work break down structures and gantt charts for both MSD I & MSD II in four different sheets.

Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes contains a brief summary of all that was discussed at each formal team meeting. Smaller group work sessions may not be recorded here but information can be obtained from working notebooks or elsewhere on EDGE.

Project Reviews

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