Team Vision for System-Level Design PhaseThe primary goals of this phase were to brainstorm concept designs for the coupling test fixture build, to systematically select a design for prototyping, and finally to review and research material relevant to the coupling test fixture design. All of this was accomplished, along with learning more about the resources available to us in cleaning out any DIS units in our possession, before bringing them to our workstation in the MSD lounge.
The live document can be found here
To the left is a screen capture of the final project plan for this phase.
A copy of the live document of Benchmarking for microcontrolers, motors and sensors can be found below.
Feasibility 1Will there be enough time to complete testing to come to a reasonable conclusion? Study located here
Feasibility 2Do all potential replacement couplings mount to the input and output shaft in a similar manner to each other? Study located here
Feasibility 3What quality of test fixture base can be made, and can one be purchased that's currently on the market? Study located here.
Feasibility 4Can the coordinate system of the test fixture can be made from off the shelf parts to save cost? Study located here.
Feasibility 5Does our team have the necessary skills to get to a completed test fixture? Study located here.
Morphological Chart and Concept Selection
A copy of the live document of System Architecture can be found here.
Designs and Flowcharts
A copy of the live document of the Testing Fixture Use Flow Chart can be found here.
A copy of the live document of Risk Management can be found here.
Plans for next phase
In the upcoming weeks as a team, we look forward to detailing the main aspects of the testing fixture design and preliminary setting up hardware for research and prototyping.