P20071: Baseball Visual Swing Training

Systems Design

Table of Contents

Content linked here can be found in the Systems Level Design Documents directory.

Team Vision for System-Level Design Phase

We planned to create a high-level overview of the systems involved in our product. This process included benchmarking, brainstorming, and concept development. We used customer and engineering requirements to shape our thought process and came up with multiple ideas for how to accomplish RIT Baseball's vision for this project.

We identified three distinct concept pathways through our morphological table. All three of these ideas have the capability of accomplishing our project's goals. One of these concepts seems the most logical, and we plan on continuing in that direction with the approval of our client.

Functional Decomposition


Define the total list of functions and subfunctions, based on the Customer and Engineering Requirements, that must be delivered by the final design. This will establish the need for specific concepts necessary to deliver the overall objectives of the project.

P20071 Functional Decomposition



We researched plenty of existing products and technology in the baseball training field to give us a better idea of what is possible and how it is currently used. Our product will ideally be a combination of many of these products to create a more comprehensive training system.

We would like to combine the hitting output data that HitTrax, Rapsodo, Blast Motion, Kinatrax, and Trackman provide with the biomechanical and kinematic data that 4D Motion and K Motion output into our singular system.

Concept Development


We brainstormed to generate different concepts than the ones we came into the project with for our system. This process was meant to help both solidify and question our existing ideas by exploring new ideas.

First, we used our functional decomposition to identify all of the functions that relate to the different concepts of our project. We derived and compared the functions we want to see in our system from all of the benchmark products we researched to create a more comprehensive system than those that currently exist.

Functions and Concepts:

Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation


  1. Confirm that the selected concepts can deliver functionality defined by the System Architecture.
  2. Define the optimal values of the most sensitive design parameters.

Feasibility Analysis:

Morphological Chart and Concept Selection


We developed three unique concepts from our morphological table based on what we thought was possible and would make the most sense to implement for our client.

Morphological Table


High Frame Rate Camera Concept

High Frame Rate Camera Concept

Physical Sensors Concept

Physical Sensors Concept

Radar/Lidar and High Frame Rate Camera Hybrid Conceptt

Radar/Lidar and High Frame Rate Camera Hybrid Conceptt

Best Case Concept

Use of high frame rate camera(s) to gather slow motion videos, which can be processed and analyzed by custom written scripts.
Best Case Concept: High Frame Rate Camera Concept

Best Case Concept: High Frame Rate Camera Concept

Concept Selection

This document defines our selection criteria for each of our concepts.

Systems Architecture


  1. Ensure flow of energy, info, material and structural forces as intended.
  2. Define subsystem functions, envelopes and interfaces.

Technical System Architecture

Updated CR, ER, House of Quality, and Risk Assessment

Updated Customer Requirements

Updated Engineering Requirements

Updated House of Quality

Updated Risk Assessment

Test Plan

Talk to Brian Sheridan and get some hands on time with the Sony RX100 VI

Design Review Materials

Systems Design Review Presentation

Plans for next phase


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