P19762: Agriculture Value Chain


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Project Summary Project Information

An agricultural product system for Colombian farmers is needed to improve their existing agricultural value chain. This new product would offer an increased crop yield over traditional techniques as well as the ability to closely monitor vital parameters about the crops. A symbiotic system between crops and fish with built in monitoring capabilities can be used for this purpose. The system needs to be constrained tfo requirements based on the needs of the farmers. These requirements include size, weight, and crop parameters that need to be tracked. The values for these requirements will be determined by cooperating with Colombian students who understand the agricultural applications of the system. In addition, it is important the design can be implemented in Colombia easily, which means it needs to be inexpensive, made from locally sourced materials, easily shipped, and easy to setup and teardown.

The goal of this project is to understand the needs of the customer in order to design a working agricultural product system. The expected end result is a functional, well-documented prototype that can be used for symbiotic fish and crop farming in Colombia, as well as associated training materials that include instructions for setup, teardown, and general usage. If successful in Colombia, the system will be considered for implementation in urban farming as well.

Project Readiness Package

Project Name
Any Fin Grows
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Project Family
Process Innovation
Start Term
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Faculty Guide
William Nowak, wjnddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Marcos Esterman, Marcos.Esterman@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Marcos Esterman, Marcos.Esterman@rit.edu
Final Build with Tilapia and Lettuce Plants

Final Build with Tilapia and Lettuce Plants

Team Members

From Left to Right: Daniel Green, Jacob Barker, Daniel Thibault, Noah Brewer, Deanna Johnston, and Adele Julianelle

From Left to Right: Daniel Green, Jacob Barker, Daniel Thibault, Noah Brewer, Deanna Johnston, and Adele Julianelle

Member Role Major Contact Photo
Daniel Green EDGE Expert EE Student djg8885@rit.edu public/Photos/DanielG.JPG
Deanna Johnston Facilitator ME Student dj6468@rit.edu public/Photos/DeannaJ.JPG
Jacob Barker Purchasing ME Student jxb9724@rit.edu public/Photos/JacobB.jpg
Daniel Thibault Communication EE Student dat6772@rit.edu public/Photos/DanielT.jpeg
Adele Julianelle Project Manager BME Student axj1115@rit.edu public/Photos/AdeleJ.jpg
Noah Brewer Lead Engineer ME Student nxb9417@rit.edu public/Photos/NoahB.JPG

Work Breakdown: By Phase


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

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 Presentation & Dissemination



MSD I Schedule

MSD II Schedule

Risk Management

Meeting Minutes

Peer Reviews

Use Cases


Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

Bill of Materials

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Build and General Usage Guide

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Assembly and General Usage Guide

Imagine Poster