P20225: Doc B Racing Real Time Telemetry

Integrated System Build & Test

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Team Vision for Integrated System Build & Test Phase

What did your team plan to do during this phase?

During the Integrated System Build & Test, we planned on getting live-time sensor data from one of our sensors, which would help us transition to other sensors to get their data live-time as well. We planned to obtain the sensor data via the SD card that we got functioning since our last phase. This was going to be done via last year's Imagine RIT Demonstration within the repository. Live-time data was present on the demonstration when we tested it last semester, allowing us to easily transmit that data to a file and write/read that file to and from an SD card to gather real live-time data. Furthermore, printing of the enclosure is to be done during this phase, allowing for a novel and durable design for the board; this would be done via RIT's construct, which holds a 3-D printer. The designs and flowcharts will also be update from the previous phase if anything is changed.

What did your team actually accomplish during this phase?

Unfortunately, this phase was marred by the sudden global pandemic of the 2019-2020 COVID-19 Virus which halted a majority of our work and progress throughout this phase. We did not accomplish functionality of the sensors since the demonstration was not working before the Spring Break, where the whole team went home expecting to be back the following week to work on fixing this issue. The new enclosure for the board was not printed out since none of us were on campus to go to the construct. Furthermore, RIT has planned on shutting down a majority of lab access due to the global pandemic, halting our progress even further.

Test Results Summary

The 2019-2020 COVID-19 Global Pandemic halted our progress on our test results. Therefore, our test results are very similar to the previous phase.

Summary of Test Plans: test results


  1. Use previous team's Imagine RIT Demonstration to gather live-time sensor data via terminal
  2. Send live-time data to an excel spreadsheet or CSV file
  3. Read file and write data to the SD Card to gather live-time data of sensors

Inputs & Source

  1. Accelerometer - Acceleration data must be within 5% of the expected value on bench test.
  2. Vibration and Torture Testing of System and Enclosure - System must be able to withstand volatile in-car environment
  3. Mounting Bracket Design and Production - Brackets must be manufactured/adaptable to the various mounting locations within the vehicle.
  4. Lap Time Acquisition - Configuration of timer module to pair to GPS data for timestamps
  5. All sensors must acquire data within 5% tolerance.
  6. Device is able to store at least one hour of data to an external storage device 32GB in size without overwriting buffer

Outputs & Destination

  1. 5% tolerance of all sensors
  2. Gain a greater understanding of the source code to move forward and create greater progress

Risk and Problem Tracking

Revised Risk Assessment Seen Below:
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Revised Gantt Chart Seen Below:
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Functional Demo Materials

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Plans for next phase

As a team, where do you want to be in three weeks at your next demo?

As a team, we would like to be able to provide testable code to ensure full functionality of the sensor data being written to the SD card. Unfortunately, the impact of the 2019-2020 COVID-19 virus delayed and changed a majority of our plans. As of now, we will continue to add new segments of code to the repository to properly demonstrate our test plans from this phase; furthermore, we will edit the repository further with properly commented code for a potential send-off for next year's team. The enclosure of the design's materials have arrived at RIT; however, as the school is closing down at this time, it may not be possible to physically print out the new enclosure. The software and design files can be passed onto next year's team to successfully print out the new enclosure. All documentation will be updated; the poster, lightning talk, and technical paper will also be worked upon during the next three weeks to ensure a successful closure to this project and a proper transition for next year's team.

Individual Three-Week Plans Below:

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