P18371: Meggitt Brake Simulator

Planning & Execution

Table of Contents

Intellectual Property Considerations

As Meggitt PLC is a US DoD government contractor, elements of this project are subject to restriction. Meggitt is the sole proprietor of IP content as deemed necessary. This proprietary data is not disclosed in this document, nor technical data subject to "ITAR," 22 CFR §125.2 - Export of Unclassified Technical Data. See 'Work Breakdown: By Topic' in Home for details.

As such, the team is unable to publicly post meeting minutes, technical documents, and drawings as provided by Meggitt.

Team Setup

Project Manager: Elias Melul Fresco

Lead Engineer: Lily Mazur

Lead Engineer: Evan Rosenberg

EDGE Coordinator: Garrett Hebbard

Documentation Coordinator: Sabrina Levitan

Communications Lead: Mike Warren

Purchasing: Antoun Obied

Faciliator: Lori Marra

Team Values and Norms

Members of the ‘SpringBrakers’ MSD Team agree to the values and norms listed below. Team members will use these to assess one another in Peer Reviews.


Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one teammate prior to the expected absence. An absent team member should confirm that a teammate has received their message (in person, voice mail, email).


Each team member will complete his or her tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the team does not have to do work for member. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed, or needs assistance then the member notifies peers, and seeks assistance from a peer, the faculty guide, a faculty consultant, or another person.


Each team member completes their work accurately and in a way that peers can easily check for accuracy by peers and the faculty guide. All work is fully documented and easy to follow.

Professional and Ethical

Each team member gives credit where credit is due. All work completed includes citations to appropriate literature, or sources of assistance. If a team member has gotten assistance from a publication or individual, then that assistance or guidance is fully documented in the reports prepared. All team members are honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers.


Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project.


Team members will be courteous of the work, effort, and time spent by the team. Proposed ideas and concepts will be fairly reviewed without personal influence.

Project Plans & Schedules

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Engineering and Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Type CR Meggitt’s Customer Requirements CAI
Footprint CR 1 Transportable 5
CR 2 Compact 5
Setup CR 3 Quick Installation Time 3
CR 4 Set time to alter pressure/displacement settings 3
Compatibility CR 5 Configure to Meggitt’s existing hydraulic lines 5
CR 6 Compatible with common aircraft brake fluids 5
Safety CR 7 Safe for user 5
CR 8 Consistent with existing US and European regulation 5
Function CR 9 Easily Configurable to various brake specs 5
CR 10 Pistons & Rod Seals Specs Standardized 5
CR 11 Easily free the system of air 4
CR 12 Design to any Displacement vs. Pressure curve 5
CR 13 Ability to tune fill rate 5
CR 14 Reliable and accurate 5
CR 15 Long term usage 4
CR 16 Ability to maintain and repair 5
CR 17 Resistance to indoor environment/hydraulic fluids 5
Interface CR 18 Uses commercially Available Software 1
IP Concerns CR 19 Limited IP in development 1

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Type ER Source AABS Engineering Requirements Unit Ideal Marginal Improvement Test
Footprint ER 1 CR 1, CR 2 Max width of 32" in 28 32 minimize tape measure
ER 2 CR 1, CR 2 Weigh less than 100 lbs lbs 80 60 minimize NIOSH compliant
Setup ER 3 CR 3, CR 9 Setup modification complete within 30 minutes minutes 15 30 minimize timer
ER 4 CR 3, CR 4 8 hours to fully configure AABS hour 1 4 minimize timer
ER 5 CR 5, CR 12, CR 14 Common set-up parameters result in consistent output curve error 100% 95% maximize curve error
Safety ER 6 CR 5, CR 7, CR 15, CR 16 No pinch points count 0 0 minimize visual check
ER 7 CR 7, CR 8 NEMA & CE compliant Y/N compliant compliant X Read guidelines
ER 8 CR 5, CR 7, CR 8, CR 10, CR 15 AS4716 Compliant; O-Ring and Gland Spec Y/N compliant compliant X Read guidelines
ER 9 CR 5, CR 7, CR 8, CR 10, CR 15 AS6235 Compliant; O-Ring and Gland Spec Y/N compliant compliant X Read guidelines
ER 10 CR 7, CR 16 Protective shield must contain all potential shrapnel count 0 0 minimize visual check
Rig Compatibility ER 11 CR 5, CR 7, CR 10 AS4375 Style-E Fitting Ends (Tube Size: OD: 0.375'') Y/N compliant compliant X Read guidelines
ER 12 CR 5, CR 6 Capable of using Red Oil; MIL-PRF-5606 Y/N Y Y X system compatibility
ER 13 CR 5, CR 6 Capable of using Phosphate Ester: AS1241 Y/N Y Y X system compatibility
ER 14 CR 3, CR 5, CR 7, CR 13 Hydraulic inlet must have 0.052’’ restrictor in 0.052" 0.052" ideal caliper
Function ER 15 CR 7, CR 11, CR 14, CR 15 Must bleed the system of air within 5 minutes minutes 1 5 minimize timer
ER 16 CR 5, CR 9, CR 12, CR 13 Reach max pressure of 5000 psi psi 4500 5000 maximize range pressure transducer
ER 17 CR 14, CR 15 Accelerated Life Testing Predict 1M Pressure Cycles count 1 M 1 M maximize Accel. Life Cycle Test
Structure ER 18 CR 7, CR 14, CR 15, CR 16, CR 17 Components made of SAE/MIL Spec Materials Y/N Y Y X design to ER
ER 19 CR 7, CR 8, CR 14, CR 15 Minimum Factor of Safety of 1.2 [-] 1.5 1.2 maximize ANSYS
Interface CR 20 CR17 Utilize C based architecture (MATLAB, Python) Y/N Y Y X design to ER

House of Quality

AABS House of Quality

AABS House of Quality

Risk Assessment and Growth Curves


Other Team Resources

Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

Peer Reviews

Peer reviews will be completed after the Week 3 Design Review.


Project Reviews

The Problem Definition Review PowerPoint was presented 01/30/2018. Comments include redefine CR and ER's, schedule, and use scenario.

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