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Bow and arrow hunting is a popular outdoor activity. Current arrows may fatally injure the wildlife being hunted, though the animal may not drop in place. Animals that are fatally injured can travel a substantial distance before their death.
To help locate the wildlife and avoid wasteful killing, a reusable wildlife tracking device will be deployed with the shot arrow and detach upon impact. This device will track the movements of the injured animal and relay that information to a user pocket monitor allowing a hunter to recover the wildlife as well as the tracking device.
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Primary StakeholdersPrimary Customer: Dr. Eli Saber
Faculty Guide: Art North
End Users: Bow Hunters
Other: Hunting Stores/Distributors, Game Wardens, Environmental Activists
MSD Team 14347
Questions For Customer
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Customer Requirements (Needs)
|CR1||9||The device locates the wildlife after being shot.|
|CR2||9||Device detaches from arrow and attaches to wildlife upon impact.|
|CR3||3||The device functions in heavily wooded areas (2000 meters ideal. 300 meters minimal)|
|CR4||9||The device does not impede the accuracy of the shot, or at least produces repeatable deviations|
|CR5||9||The device does not impede the range of the shot|
|CR6||1||Tracker costs under $50|
|CR7||1||Arrow attachment is reusable up to five times|
|CR8||9||Arrow attachment "sticks" to wildlife with enough force to not fall off|
|CR9||3||Tracking is active for up to 12 hours. 3 hours minimal.|
|CR10||1||The arrow attachment is one piece|
|CR11||1||Arm/disarm feature for arrow attachment is present.|
|CR12||3||Used for for both deer and bear hunting|
|CR13||3||Durability/temperature resistance is suitable for Oct.-Dec hunting|
|CR14||9||Arrow attachment does not fall off due to force of the shot|
|CR15||9||User device tracks the location of the arrow attachment|
|CR16||3||Arrow attachment does not generate a sound when shot through the air|
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Engineering Requirements (Specifications)
|Requirement #||Importance||Source||Function||Metric||Unit||Marginal Value||Ideal Value||Comments||Test|
|S1||3||CR3||System Functionality||Transmit Range||meters||300||2000|
|S2||2||CR4/CR5||System Operation||Weight||grams||<5.8||<2.9||Taken from Competitors Values|
|S3||1||CR4/CR5||System Operation||Aerodynamic Drag||Newtons||TBD||TBD|
|S4||3||CR8||System Functionality||Holding Force (Target)||Newtons||1.12||2.24|
|S5||2||CR14||System Functionality||Holding Force (Arrow)||Newtons||TBD||TBD|
|S6||2||CR13||System Robustness||Operational Temperature||degrees Celsius||0 to 30||-30 to 50|
|S7||3||CR4||System Functionality||Change in Arrow Accuracy||mm from center at 20m||<50||25|
|S8||1||CR5||System Functionality||Change in Arrow Range||%||10||5|
|S9||3||CR9||System Robustness||Operation Time||hours||3||12|
|S10||2||CR7,CR10||System Robustness||Product Reusability||# of uses||5||10|
|S11||3||CR1||System Functionality||Accuracy of Tracking||meters per meter||1 / 50||1 / 100|
|S12||1||CR6||System Production||Prototype Cost||$$||150||100|
|S13||1||CR6||System Production||Manufacturing Cost||$$||90||50|
|S14||2||CR11||System Functionality||Arm / Disarm Feature||binary||No||Yes|
|S15||1||CR15||System Portability||Handheld User Tracking Device||binary||No||Yes|
|S16||2||CR12||System Functionality||Arrow Compatibility||% arrows in market||40||100|
|S17||2||CR4,CR5||System Portability||Volume of Arrow Attachment||mm^3||75||30|
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