|Project Summary||Project Information|
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.
For the initial project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.
|Steven Maniscalco||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peter Bruschi||Diaphragm Leademail@example.com|
|Robert Runk||Magnet Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aaron Neininger||CAD/FEA Leademail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
Nick Leathe - Sandia National Labs
Tom Bitter - Team Guide
Professor Gomes - Team Mentor
Professor Humphrey - Team Mentor
Shop Staff - Test Support