|Project Summary||Project Information|
At the beginning of the project, the Phase III team was given a Project Readiness Package which outlined the goals, requirements, and scope of the Autonomous People Mover.
Subsystems & Sensors
For Future Teams
RIT is re-entering the field of autonomous vehicle research and would like to showcase a functional prototype of an autonomous golf cart at Imagine RIT 2016.
Phase III's goal for the APM is to have it run through a pre-learned course while avoiding any obstacles that are placed in it's way. During this trial, a team member shall be in the vehicle to ensure the safety of all passengers and bystanders.
During this phase, the team met with the customer to define the requirements, expectations, and goals for the project. The team also met with the Phase II team in order to understand the current status of the people mover and to set up constant communication for the assurance of an easy transition from Phase II to Phase III. Additionally, the team created a set of values and norms to ensure that the project is successful and the team has effective communication. Lastly, the team performed a risk analysis where it was determined what effect that potential risks could have on the project.
Our Problem Definition Phase Review Presentation can be seen here.
During this phase, the team created a functional decomposition for the autonomous people mover and generated several concepts to accomplish the team's goal. These concepts were then compared against each other in order to select an overall concept. Additionally, the team bench marked on various related topics and completed a number of feasibility analyses. Lastly, the team identified a number of additional risks associated with the selected concept.
Our Systems Design Phase Review Presentation can be seen here.
During this phase, the team dug deeper into their concept and developed a path planning prototype using Dijkstra's algorithm and Google Earth. Additionally, the team created a draft of an electrical enclosure with the various components that will be placed in it. Lastly, the team brainstormed potential ideas for the emergency stop consisting of no software.
Our Subsystems Design Phase Review Presentation can be seen here.
During this phase, the team took a step back and determined additional tasks that were going to be needed based on the Phase II team's progress. The team looked into mounting various sensors while deciding on a GPS module to purchase. Aside from this, the team created designs for both a mechanical and electrical emergency stop. Lastly, a number of documents were created to keep track of project status along with documenting the various tasks and information that come up throughout the process.
Our Preliminary Design Phase Review Presentation can be seen here.
During this phase, the team's goal was to prepare everything that they needed in order to implement their designs. This included drawings with dimensions of all mechanical parts, schematics, software flow diagrams, and a preliminary schedule for building next semester. Additionally, an improvement was seen in the current steering control where it would make the cart much simpler with regards to hardware and logic.
Our Detailed Design Review Presentation can be seen here.
TOP ROW (L to R): Eric Schulken, Cody Smith, Joe Hudden
BOTTOM ROW (L to R): David Ruan, Alex Avery, Mike Zielinski, Jessica VanGiesen
|Joe Hudden||Project Manager||---||IEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eric Schulken||Controls & Mechanical Design||Mounting Lead||MEemail@example.com|
|Cody Smith||Engineering Lead, Software & Communication||Main Arduino Code Lead||CEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jessica VanGiesen||Electrical & Safety Design||Enclosure Subsystem Lead||EEemail@example.com|
|David Ruan||Power & Electrical Design||Power Subsystem Lead||EEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Zielinski||Controls & Safety Design||Brake & Throttle Subsystems Lead||EEemail@example.com|
|Alex Avery||Software, Communication & Electrical Design||Steering Subsystem Lead||CEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Table of Contents
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
- Dr. Raymond Ptucha
- Michael Blachowicz
- John Kaemmerlen & Industrial & Systems Engineering Department
- RIT Multidisciplinary Senior Design