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Systems Design

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Team Vision for System-Level Design Phase

Plan

The plan for this phase of the project was to investigate the problem that was defined during Phase 1 and determine a systems-level design for the floating station.

Our first step in this phase was to establish functions and attributes necessary on the floating station, taking into consideration the current attributes of the RoboFish. These functions were then broken down through a process until it reaches its most simple state, enabling us to distinguish the functions from a system level to a subsystem level. Using a morphological table, we conjured numerous system-level ideas to uphold these functions, and subsequently analyzed the feasibility of the combination of selected concepts. These components were finally compared to best evaluate its consistency with both the engineering and customer requirements.

Functional Decomposition

System Level Functional Decomposition (11/03/2016)

System Level Functional Decomposition (11/03/2016)

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Benchmarking

Benchmarking (10/04/2016)

Benchmarking (10/04/2016)

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Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation

Certain functions and concepts were selected to analyze its feasibility.

Energy Harvesting

Energy Harvesting Calculations (10/04/2016)

Energy Harvesting Calculations (10/04/2016)

Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer Research (10/04/2016)

Energy Transfer Research (10/04/2016)

Energy Storage

Energy Storage Research (10/04/2016)

Energy Storage Research (10/04/2016)

Weight

It is important to consider the weight of both the RoboFish and the RCS because it will be the primary influence of the shape and size designs of the RCS. The weight will also be considered in the bouyancy force calculations, to ensure that the RCS floats both when idle and when connected to the RoboFish during the charging cycle.
Weight Calculations (10/04/2016)

Weight Calculations (10/04/2016)

Morphological Chart and Concept Creation

A morphological chart was then constructed to produce various methods of implementing specified functions. This allowed the team to delve into creativity and explore as many options as possible.
Morphological Chart (10/04/2016)

Morphological Chart (10/04/2016)

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Concept Selection

Pugh Chart

Pugh Chart (09/26/2016)

Pugh Chart (09/26/2016)

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Systems Architecture

System Architecture (10/04/2016)

System Architecture (10/04/2016)

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Designs and Flowcharts

System Level Design (09/26/2016)

System Level Design (09/26/2016)

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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment (10/6/2016)

Risk Assessment (10/6/2016)

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Design Review Materials

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Plans for Next Phase

Phase 3 Gantt Chart (10/2/2016)

Phase 3 Gantt Chart (10/2/2016)

Most Recent Project Plan Download

Preliminary Detailed Design Ownership

Phase 3 Document / Process Owners

Phase 3 Document / Process Owners

Individual 3 Week Plans

Jack Moore
Johan Nasution
Christopher Parker
Brittany McCord
Garrett Burgwardt
Lu Min Aung (Lucas)

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