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Simple SystemRegardless of the solution to our problem, our system will need to contain:
- a heat source
- an enclosure
- control electronics
Overarching RequirementsEach basic system element will have to include thermal analysis and testability.
Member RolesReggie Pierce will handle the thermoelectrics (and possibly the heat source) because he has expertise in thermoelectrics. He will also take care of the cabling.
The remainder of the mechanical systems, namely the heat source, insulation, clamping, heat sink, and enclosure will be tackled by Charles Alexander, Tom Christen and Kim Maier, the other three mechanical engineers.
The electronics and battery will be handled by Zack Mink and Matt Fister, the electrical engineers. Matt will focus on the battery and Zack on the maximum power point tracking and controls.