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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.
From Left to Right: Daniel Green, Jacob Barker, Daniel Thibault, Noah Brewer, Deanna Johnston, and Adele Julianelle
|Daniel Green||EDGE Expert||EE Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deanna Johnston||Facilitator||ME Studentemail@example.com|
|Jacob Barker||Purchasing||ME Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel Thibault||Communication||EE Studentemail@example.com|
|Adele Julianelle||Project Manager||BME Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Noah Brewer||Lead Engineer||ME Studentemail@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||Presentation & Dissemination|
- We would like to thank our guide, William Nowak and our primary customer Marcos Esterman for their contributions towards making this project a success! We would also like to thank our aquaponics subject matter experts, Mark Balfout and Marty Voice and our solar power subject matter expert Mike Fallat.