ENGR 1182 AEV PDR Presentation
Josh Burton, Brook Cannon, Vivian Pang, Kyle SlavinskiTeam B:
Presentation Overview1. Background Information
a. The Missionb. Technical Overview
2. The Processa. Labs 1-5 Information
3. Conclusiona. Overall Lessonsb. Future Planning
The MissionEnergy management, operational efficiency and operational consistency.
The objective is to accomplish a successful logistic system of picking up and smoothly deliver precious cargo stored on a caboose while meeting the operational requirements, design constraints and minimizing the energy/mass ratio.
Technical OverviewCurrent AEV Design Features:
● Arduino Circuitry, LIPO Battery, Propellers, and Motors● Relatively compact design● Simplistic but adaptable structure● Stable center of balance
Current Arduino Codes:
● Outside track● Inside track● Straight track
Technical Overview (cont.)
Lab 1: Arduino Programming BasicsAccomplishments:
1. Learned the basic hardware configuration of the AEV2. Learned how to program the arduino
1. Problems encountered during this lab allowed further understanding of the hardware and programming of the AEV
2. This lab was the foundation for all further labs as all future labs relied on the knowledge gained in this one
Lab 2: Ext. Sensors & Sys. Analysis IAccomplishments:
1. Learned about external hardware components and how to use them for more precise programming of the AEV
2. Used experimental wind tunnel data to gain an understanding of the various propeller configurations possible on the AEV
1. Exact distances can now be specified for AEV programming2. Pusher config favors higher advance ratio for efficiency, and puller favors
lower advance ratio9
Lab 3: Sys.Analysis II & Design AnalysisAccomplishments:
1. Acquired quantitative data related to the performance of the AEVa. Time, voltage, current, energy, distance, etc...
2. Establishment of a design analysis tool using MATLABb. Analysed quantitative characteristics and data to build visual representations
1. The design analysis tool helps gain a better understanding of the physical processes utilized in the AEV
2. Power v. time or distance phase plots can be used optimize AEV designs and arduino codes
Lab 4: Creative Design ThinkingAccomplishments:
1. Individually brainstormed ideas for AEV configuration2. Carefully discussed pros and cons of each and provided the basis for formal
design selection in lab 5
1. Elaborate designs were considered but the most practical design was found to be more favorable
2. Orthographic drawings are an effective means to create quality designs
1. Come up with a concept screening scoresheet.2. Design a concept scoring matrix.
1. Decided upon a list of success criterias that would contribute to the outcome of the AEV.
2. Determined the appropriate weightage for each of the success criteria.
Overall Lessons1. Simple and adaptable AEV design
a. Reliableb. All aspects of design easily managed c. Allows more time to performance test
Future Plans1. Performance Testing
a. Design b. Codec. Energy
2. Final Testing a. Last minute adjustments b. Evaluation
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