Build & Test Prep
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Team Vision for Build & Test Prep Phase
During this phase, our team reviewed and addressed our deliverables from the detailed design review at the conclusion of MSD I. We’ve provided updates to our post-mortem documentation, including problem tracking and risk management. Individual test plans for each subsystem were created in preparation for building and testing of each subsystem in phase II.
Test Plan Summary
P16103 test plan
Risk and Problem Tracking
Design Review Materials
- All parts that will be ordered, now have dimensioned drawings corresponding to them. Located in their corresponding CAD folders here. Build and Test Prep. These will ensure the parts can have secondary operations performed as soon as they are delivered eliminating any possible bottle neck in our process of testing.
- The spring has been removed from the P Pod assembly. This will ensure a simpler design. Also, since it was only 1 pound, and a centralized mass, no major design modifications are necessary.
- With our new accelerometer, the previously pitched guide rails are no longer necessary. This is due to the gyrometer feature that is built in, allowing it to electronically shut off and remain within bounds.
- After checking all scrap material in the machine shop, we have finalized our parts necessary to order in the BOM.
- We have also evaluated our own time, when considering if we should purchase a part, or machine from scrap. In some cases where machining would exceed 3 hours from existing scrap, it was more strategic to order a part for $15.
Plans for next phaseTeam Shared vision
- Expanded testing with dampening of sorbothene spheres
- High Speed Camera testing for amplitude and frequency with Piston/solenoid assembly
- All part orders completed and submitted in accordance with current B.O.M.
- All critical parts received except piston
Build of Rig:
- Top Half assembly consisting of P-pod and frame will be >30% complete
- Minimal functional Labview output code will be completed
1. Accelerometer has been ordered (2/2/16). Will begin testing and becoming familiar with the device.
2. Continue to analyze any changes made to the system to ensure safety and structural integrity.
1. Test the Piston to the equations and see if the theory aligns with the experimental
2. Consider ordering piston
1. Ensure team has the necessary access to shop air for testing purposes
2. Provide a detailed analysis with data to conclude the what the system that we built is capable of as well as what its limitations are
3. Provide assistance to Peter during his testing
1. Complete ordering of parts
2. Construct parts as they arrive to ensure we meet our early deadline
1. Begin writing labview program for test rig.
2. Work with SPEX to establish possible plan for testing cubesats.