Team Vision for System-Level Design PhasePlan
The plan for this phase of the project was to look deeper into the problem that was defined during Phase 1 and determine what needed to be accomplished at a systems level.
During this phase our group linked with group P16229 to discuss the detailed needs of the Robofish from the tail to the head. We were able to establish what qualities the Robofish should have that would benefit both of the teams.
The functional decomposition was created during this phase. It was used to distinguish the "how's" and the "why's" of the Robofish's functions from a system level to a subsystem level. Another task that was accomplished was describing the solutions to potential problems that could occur. A morphological table was designed so an overview of all of our options could be looked at to decide which components will contribute the most to the success of the Robofish. These steps were taken to look into the system design in order to meet customer and engineering requirements as best as possible.
- Air Muscle calculations taken from previous group (P13029)
PurposeGenerate new concept options or combinations that can potentially exceed the benchmark concepts
Determining Successful Object Retrieval Concepts
Electronic System Concept
Outputs and DestinationList of multiple viable concept options to provide each function.
Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation
VideosDivingstick test:This video is to demonstrate actual falling of a diving stick.
Pump Test:This video is to demonstrate non-passive tank elevation.
Designs and Flowcharts
- At this point in time we have nothing to add to this section. More visuals will be coming with the next review.
The risk assessment can be viewed here
Plans for next phase
- Continue testing with the diving sticks
- Investigate more into the tank design using compressed air as a source for buoyancy