|Project Summary||Project Information|
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There is a need across the world for reliable, mobile power that is not dependent on an electrical grid. In 2017 and 2018, a solar-powered cart was developed for use in Columbia in order to provide reliable power to a 3D printer in an area with an unstable power grid. However, upon implementation, it was found that the scope of the project could be expanded to encompass multiple applications, leading to a need for a collapsible, mobile power system that could seamlessly switch between power sources.
The goals of this project are to develop a solution and identify opportunities to switch between multiple power sources seamlessly, be portable and compact, improve reliability and ease of use, disassembly, and transport, and fail gracefully without power. The expected result is a functional prototype with a user manual, setup and teardown instructions, and a field test plan to be used in Columbia.
Pictured from left to right: Konstantinos Konstas, Andrew Rearson, Arden Bonzo, Darcy DeAngelis, Liliana Benzer, Suyu Wang.
|Arden Bonzo||Industrial Engineer|
|Liliana Benzer||Electrical Engineer|
|Suyu Wang||Electrical Engineer|
|Darcy DeAngelis||Mechanical Engineer|
|Andrew Rearson||Mechanical Engineer|
|Konstantinos Konstas||Computer Engineer|
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
AcknowledgementsA huge thanks to Dr. Marcos Esterman, Dr. Alvaro Rojas Arciniegas, and Francisco Mercado, as well as RIT and UAO.
Thanks to our sponsers, the Bill Hard Fund and RIT Global