P15741: Air Table Mover

Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Project Summary


Project Summary Document


1. Customers

2. Users

3. Project Group and Guides

Use Scenarios

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

  1. Functioning Prototype which lifts and moves variety of tables at RIT Safely
  2. Systems can be safely operated by two users
  3. All engineering and design documentation including a fatigue analysis
  4. User manual

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements Document

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

QFD and House of Quality

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QFD Document


  1. System must fit through most doorways at RIT especially lab doors
  2. Limited Budget
  3. Time to complete Project
  4. Storage Space
  5. Safety Regulations

Design Challenges

  1. Capability to move isolation tables, which are very heavy (approx 2000lb)
  2. Must be able to move over uneven or sloped terrain
  3. Must be able to rotate heavy objects safely to fit through doors
  4. Able to move objects other than isolation tables and optical breadboards


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Risk Management File

Team Schedule

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Schedule File

Solution Parking Lot

During the Problem Definition phase, you will start coming up with possible solutions. Rather than act on those now, put them in the Solution Parking Lot, and come back to them after your team has fully defined the problem.

Presentation File

Project Presentation File

Table of Contents


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Problem Definition

Systems Design

Subsystems Design

Detailed Design

Week 15 Review

Week 3 Review

Week 5 Subsystem Review

Week 8 Review

Week 11 Review

Phase 5 Review

Budget Proposal