P19371: Brake Temperature Sensor
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The Smart Brake Temperature Monitor (BTM) is an improvement on Meggitt's current BTM which is already used in the brake systems of many aircraft today. The current model requires some very long and expensive thermocouple wires and a heavy weight harness to house the electronics. In addition, the device only alerts the pilot of the brake temperature which forces ground maintenance to disturb the pilot during the pre-flight checklist, delaying the takeoff of the aircraft.

The goal of the Smart BTM project is to fix each of these issues by harnessing the power of BlueTooth technology. Making the device wireless, first and foremost, eliminates the need for the expensive wiring, immediately cutting costs. Along with the BlueTooth transmission comes a mobile app to make the brake temperature readily available to both ground maintenance and the pilot, reducing preparation time before liftoff, and an improved, lighter weight harness reduces (if only slightly) the overall weight of the aircraft resulting in long term fuel savings.

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Project Name
Smart Brake Temperature Sensor
Project Number
P19371
Project Family
N/A
Start Term
Spring 2019
End Term
Fall 2019
Faculty Guide
Harold Paschal
Primary Customer
Mike Suponcic
Sponsor (financial support)
Mark Grafton

Team Members

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Member Role Contact
Casey Brochu Project Manager cjb3680@rit.edu
Bobby Novak Electrical Lead rjn4518@rit.edu
Zachariah Martinez Mechanical Lead zjm7773@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

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

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Dr. DeBartolo and all of the MSD staff and faculty for their help and expertise throughout this process as well as our client, Mike Suponcic from Meggitt, for being responsive and giving us the valuable information we need to complete this project.