|Project Summary||Project Information|
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.
For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.
|Casey Brochu||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bobby Novak||Electrical Leademail@example.com|
|Zachariah Martinez||Mechanical Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|
Communication & Minutes
Pugh Concept Selection
Design Review Documents
Imagine RIT Exhibit
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.