P18104: High Altitude Balloon Instrumentation Package
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Problem Definition

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Phase Summary:

Project Summary

The High Altitude Balloon Instrumentation Platform (HABIP) is a multi-functional system that allows users to collect and analyze data from near-space experiments. The device records internal data, and also telemeters data that has been gathered from an array of sensors to a ground communications center.

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

The goal of this project is to create the aforementioned array in a configuration that is lightweight, cheap to manufacture, and highly reliable. The final product will undergo a mission lasting for several hours in harsh conditions, and will parachute back to Earth from an altitude of over 100,000 feet to be recovered and analyzed. This project seeks to improve upon the progress of two former MSD groups: P17104 and P17105, and is intended to be a design which can be further improved in the future.

Key Deliverables:


Use Cases

Purpose

Visualize the order of events in which stakeholders make use of the HABIP.

Primary Use Scenario

Primary Use Scenario


Customer Requirements (Needs)

Purpose

Decompose the Problem Statement into functions of elements needed to satisfy the customer.

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements


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Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Purpose

Create a contract between the engineer and the customer where indisputable satisfaction of the engineering requirements equates to customer satisfaction

Engineering Specifications

Engineering Specifications


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Constraints

Technical

Budgetary

Regulatory


Risks Involved

Technical

Resource

Safety

Environmental/Societal


House of Quality

Purpose

Confirm that satisfaction of the Engineering Requirements implies that all of the Customer Requirements are met.

House of Quality

House of Quality


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Plans For Next Phase

Three week schedule, consisting mainly of past project research and documentation:

Three Week Plan

Three Week Plan


Design Review Materials

Project Readiness Package
Customer/Engineering Requirements
House of Quality

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