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The Mission

The mission of the Sustainable Energy System family of projects is to develop interchangeable, scalable, and sustainable technological solutions for the core functions of energy consumption, within an open environment. The objective is:

Sustainable Energy System

Sustainable Energy System

This Site

This site is dedicated to developing a road map to accomplish the above mission statement by applying a systematic approach to project identification and laying a foundation for subsequent Senior Design projects. Senior Design projects that are executed under this family of projects will contribute to the three incremental phases of creating a sustainable energy system. The site is open architecture and open source to enable subsequent students to influence the ultimate vision of the family of projects.

Senior Design Student Involvement

This first phase of the family is to focus on a 100 Watt SES, with a goal of having an initial demonstration complete by May 1, 2011, and a second generation, capable of sustainable output for one month, demonstrated by May 1, 2012. The second phase will demonstrate a 1,000 Watt SES first generation concept, and the third phase will demonstrate a 10,000 Watt SES concept.

How much power is 100W? An overview of energy, how it can be measured, and its perspective within this family of projects.

The mission of each student team contributing to this project family is to develop or enhance a particular subsystem for the Sustainable Energy System, and provide complete documentation of the analysis, design, manufacturing, fabrication, test, and evaluation of each subsystem to a level of detail that a subsequent teams can build upon their work with no more than one week of background research. Expectations for participation within the team should be based on the Team Values and Norms document created by the roadmap team.

Potential projects will be based around developing technologies to satisfy one or more of the six core functions of energy consumption as depicted in the image above. As the image suggests, each of the funtions are interrelated, and critical to the successful implementation of a sustainabl energy system. The coordination and adherence to interface specifications, between functional areas, is one major challenge within this family of projects.

The next section provides a detailed description of the process used to identify potential senior design projects, with the ultimate goal of fulfilling the family mission statement and meeting the objectives of demonstrating capability for the three phases of the project.

Sustainable Energy System Technology Development Roadmap

Design Project Management teams developed a Family Roadmap using the tools defined within the course. In general, the process involves:

The headings below include greater detail regarding the family road map development process.

Project Goals and Constraints

Preliminary Research

Organization of the Customer Needs

Formulation of Product Functions

Development of Various Potential Projects

Additional Project Information

Roadmap Contributors
Faculty and Staff DPM Spring 2009-3 DPM Fall 2010-3

Mr. Gerry Garavuso

Timothy Monahan

Bryan Reinheimer

Michael Walker

Cody Willmart

PART I - Customer Needs Assessment PART II - Roadmap System Architecture PART III - Individual Project Readiness Packages

Individual Project Readiness Packages

Project Summary Project Information

"The mission of the Sustainable Energy System family of projects is to develop interchangeable, scalable, and sustainable technological solutions for the core functions of energy consumption, within an open environment. The objective is to substantially improve the quality of daily life and reduce energy usage costs to the end-user, as well as utilize both existing and developed technologies that can be integrated by subsequent design teams."

This first phase of the family is to focus on a 100 Watt SES, with a goal of having a first draft demonstration complete by May 1, 2011, and a second generation system demonstrated by May 1, 2012. The second phase will demonstrate a 1,000 Watt SES first generation concept, and the third phase will demonstrate a 10,000 Watt SES concept.

The mission of each student team contributing to this project family is to develop or enhance a particular subsystem for the Sustainable Energy System, and provide complete documentation of the analysis, design, manufacturing, fabrication, test, and evaluation of each subsystem to a level of detail that a subsequent team can build upon their work with no more than one week of background research."

Project Name
Sustainable Energy System Technology Development Roadmap
Project Number
R10006
Project Family
Open Source / Open Architecture Modular Sustainable Energy System
Track
Sustainable Systems
Planning Term
2009-3
Start Term
2010-2
End Term
2010-3
Industry Guide
Mr. Gerry Garavuso
Primary Customer
Dr. Edward Hensel, Representing the Academic Programs
Stakeholder
List of Stakeholders

Home | Mission Statement | Constraints | Benchmarks | Stakeholders | Affinity Diagrams | Objective Tree | Voice of the Customer | Function Tree | Function Interfaces | Voice of the Engineer | House of Quality | Family Roadmap | Team Values and Norms | Function Tradeoffs | Morphological Chart