P18352: Sandia Passive Vacuum Detection Team B
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A safety switch is a device used to stop or allow the operation of equipment under specific conditions. These switches require high reliability because they determine the safety of an operation or piece of technology. Safety switches are used in a number of applications such as safeties on heavy machinery to safeties on firearms. There are a number of different types of safety switches for example; an RFID magnetic switch is coded to a unique channel while a mechanical switch on a firearm has no reliance on electricity and is highly reliable.

The goal of this project is to design and test a safety switch that is mechanical, highly reliable, withstands rocket launch conditions, actuates in a near space environment, and fits within a given space constraint. The final design and prototype will be tested inside of a vacuum chamber and mounted to a shaker plate to simulate operating conditions.

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Project Name
Sandia Passive Vacuum Detection

Team "VAST"

Project Number
P18352
Project Family
Automated Systems and Controls
Start Term
2171
End Term
2175
Faculty Guide
Thomas Bitter
Primary Customer
Nicholas Leathe
Sponsor (financial support)
Sandia National Laboratories

Team Members

Group 18352:

Group 18352: "VAST"

Member Role Contact
Steven Maniscalco Project Manager spm6505@rit.edu
Peter Bruschi Diaphragm Lead pb4034@rit.edu
Robert Runk Magnet Lead rlr3576@rit.edu
Aaron Neininger CAD/FEA Lead axn9636@rit.edu

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Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

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Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Risk Management

Problem Solving

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Comparison Matrix

Bill of Materials

Mechanical Drawings

Assembly Manual

Mockups

Prototyping

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements

Nick Leathe - Sandia National Labs

Tom Bitter - Team Guide

Professor Gomes - Team Mentor

Professor Humphrey - Team Mentor

Shop Staff - Test Support