P15318: Gaseous Mass Flow Rate Controller
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Planning & Execution

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Team Values and Norms

Punctual:

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).

Thorough :

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.

Accurate:

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.

Committed:

Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project

The full Team Values and Norms, along with decision making and conflict escalation processes, can be found here.

MSD I Planning

Gantt Chart Project Plan

MSD I Completion Plan

Phase III

Shared Vision

The goal of this phase is to further answer the feasibility questions introduced during the Systems Design phase through more in depth calculations, simulations and analysis. We will use these answers to begin the design of our critical subsystems.

Task List

Phase IV

Shared Vision

The goal of this phase is to answer any remaining feasibility questions and continue with the design of our critical subsystems. A large portion of this phase will be used to test the components of the current prototype as well as some of the electronics that we have purchased and received. We are striving to have a nearly complete design by the end of this phase, allowing phase V to be used for minor tweaking and optimizing.

Task List

Phase V

Shared Vision

The goal of this phase is to finalize the details of our design and answer any remaining technical questions that we have in order to minimize the amount of work that will be carried over to MSD II. We will develop plans to complete any work that does get carried over so that we can quickly address and solve the issue in the first few weeks of MSD II. We will also begin to develop our vision for how we plan to portray our project at Imagine RIT.

Task List

Risk Assessment

The team completed the following risk assessment so that potential issues could be identified and minimized by taking the proper actions. The risk assessment will be monitored and added to throughout the entirety of MSD.

MSD II Planning

Gantt Chart Project Plan

Phase I

Shared Vision

Our vision for the end of week two is to plan and prepare for the build and assembly phases of this project. Our goal to have all of our action items from our MSD I Phase 5 Review taken care of, all possible mechanical and electrical parts ordered and revisit the drafts(problem tracking, test plan, etc.) that were started at the end of MSD I.

Phase II

Shared Vision

The goal of this phase is to manufacture and assemble the mechanical and electrical subsystems of our prototype. We would also like to get test data from our proposed test apparatus, even if using the current device.

The most up to date version of the week 5 shared vision here.

Phase III

Shared Vision

The goals of this phase are to finish the tasks that were not completed last phase and begin testing our device to see where it stands regarding meeting our engineering requirements. Depending on our initial results, we may have to find ways to optimize our testing setup to make improvements for further testing.

The most up to date version of the week 8 shared vision here.

Phase IV

Shared Vision

The primary goal of this phase is to address the major issue that was discovered during the last phase; the actuator cannot provide enough torque to overcome the pressure being put on it by the output port. The other issues that will be addressed are the minor leak of the valve and the return spring of the actuator not being strong enough to return it to the closed position. We will also test and verify the majority of our engineering requirements.

The most up to date version of the week 11 shared vision here.

Phase V

Shared Vision

The goal of this phase is to wrap up any remaining items that have yet to be finished. This includes preparing for and executing our Imagine RIT demonstration, addressing our technical issues to the best of our abilities, and evaluating the remaining engineering requirements. We will also be working on any additional items that our customer requests before handing off our design work to him at the end of the semester.

The most up to date version of the week 14 shared vision here.

Problem Tracking

The most up to date problem tracking can be found here.

Weekly Progress Tracker

The spreadsheet used to track the progress that we are making toward three week goals can be found here.

Meeting Minutes

All meeting minutes can be found in the Meeting Minutes directory.

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