|Project Summary||Project Information|
In competitive mountain biking situations, suspension aids the rider in absorbing variations in the terrain, though undamped suspension movement on smooth surfaces robs the rider of power. To adjust the suspension and save energy in either condition, the rider must either remove their hands from the bars, limiting control, or use a remote system with both solutions requiring mental energy needed for the event.
Current remote suspension damping controls for mountain biking applications rely on cable actuated systems or the use of electronic servos with limited or no autonomous capabilities. The only commercially available electronic system that affords autonomous operation is capable of operating the rear shock absorber alone due to hardware delays preventing the front suspension from actuating on accelerometer input alone. The proposed solution would allow for remote operation of the front and rear suspension with autonomous operation for both through the use of forward facing terrain sensors.
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|Devin Cooley||Project Manager||MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lorenzo Nunez||Design Engineer||ME||lan2106@.rit.edu|
|Nemanja Drobnjak||Lead Engineer||EEemail@example.com|
Table of Contents
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|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
- A Special Thanks to Full Moon Vista for their Technical experience in the areas of suspension maintenance and setup and the RIT Cycling team for their valuable rider feedback and racing experience