Team Vision for System-Level Design PhasePlan
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.
Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, SimulationCertain functions and concepts were selected to analyze its feasibility.
WeightIt 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.
Morphological Chart and Concept CreationA 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.
Designs and Flowcharts
Design Review MaterialsPhase 2 Presentation Download
Plans for Next Phase
- The goal of the Preliminary Detailed Design phase is to turn design concepts into a ‘draft’ full system design
- This phase will require the creation of system drawings, models, and flowcharts as well as a full preliminary Bill of Materials
- Additionally, test plans will be drafted to verify customer and engineering requirements are met
Preliminary Detailed Design Ownership
Individual 3 Week Plans
|Lu Min Aung (Lucas)|