P17345: Deployable Noise Meter

Problem Definition

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase


Project Summary

Every year at convocation the graduates are called upon for a friendly cheering competition between colleges to see who shows the most spirit. Representative of the strong presence of innovation at RIT, there is a need to quantitatively determine which group of graduates is the most spirited. To accomplish this, a device will be developed that is capable of detecting excitement levels and displaying a reading representative thereof.

The device must be durable, deployable, and capable of quantifying noise levels in a large space such as the RIT Gordon Field House in which the distance between individual groups and the detector itself, can be variable. Depending on the observation point a college closer to the meter may be perceived as louder. The system must also be able to accommodate NTID students’ varying forms of applause. In the end, the result from the friendly competition will be displayed on a single scale quantifying all types of applause.

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Date Person Question Notes
August 25 2016 Elizabeth Debartolo Questions Responses


Stakeholder Position
Elizabeth Debartolo Customer
Graduates Gratification of winning the friendly competition
Audience Staff and Parents
RIT Maintain reputation of "Greekiest Campus"
MSD Team Device Developers

Use Scenario

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Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements (Needs)

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Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

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House of Quality

House of Quality
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  1. The working live benchmarking can be found here: Benchmarking


Risk Management

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Design Review Materials

Plans for next phase

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