P15610: Digital Microfluidics Control System
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Problem Definition

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The Problem Definition documents can be found here Problem Definition Documents.

The final presentation for this project phase can be found here Problem Definition Presentation

Project Summary

The project will use a Digital MicroFluidics (DMF) chip to control picoliter and nanoliter droplets through the use of electrical impulses. The control system will further the goal of a self-contained Lab On A Chip (LOAC), implementing the Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) diagnostic protocol, in order to streamline medical testing and reduce medical costs. The control system will improve on the previous National Instruments PXI control system by using repeatable, consistent motion to move droplets within the provided chip. The design will be durable, modular, lightweight, and portable.

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

1. Housing encloses all components of the control system.

2. All components are durably mounted as well as easily modular.

3. A working GUI.

4. Arduino software controls and analyzes droplets and interacts with control system GUI.

5. A program that calibrates the system.

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

Constraints

Use provided DMF chip, Control fluid droplets using electrowetting, use DI water as test fluid, compatibility with peripheral hardware and GUI.

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