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final project plan p09123 mav platform structure

Final Project PlanP09123 – MAV Platform Structure

Joe Hozdic (Mechanical Engineering)

basic project information
Basic Project Information

Project Number and Name

P09123 Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Platform Structure and Layout

Project Family

Micro Aerial Vehicle


Aerospace Systems and Technology

Start Term


End Term


Faculty Guide

Dr. Jeffery Kozak (Mechanical Engineering) – Confirmed

Faculty Consultant

Dr. Agamemnon Crassidis (Mechanical Engineering) –Confirmed

Dr. Amitabha Ghosh (Mechanical Engineering) – Not Confirmed

Primary Customer

Dr. Jeffery Kozak, RIT MAV Team - Confirmed

Secondary Customer

MAV09 Flight Competition

planning project mission statement
Planning: Project Mission Statement

Product Description /Project Overview

The MAV Family of Projects:

To build a semi-autonomous, tending towards full autonomy, air vehicle that will be used in the future for Multidisciplinary Senior Design and for graduate studies in the college of engineering and the college of imaging science.

To have a hands on aeronautical project for undergraduate students that is of low cost and simplicity as to be able to be made by hand.

To provide an incentive for students as well as exposure of engineering at RIT by competing in the more aggressive United States/Europe MAV competition

The P09123 Project will:

Develop the Platform Structure for an expandable and re-useable Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) that is intended to be used as a basis for current and future MAV design.

Key Business Goals/Project Deliverables

Materials Research, Testing, and Manufacturability

Evaluate Structural Integrity of Airframe and Components

Determine Crash Worthiness and Failure Modes

Equipment Protection, Packaging, and Mounting

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Planning: Project Mission Statement

Primary Market /Project Opportunities

The primary market for this project is the RIT MAV team, their future vehicle development, and the push toward a fully autonomous vehicle

Secondary Market /Project Opportunities

US/European MAV 2009 Competition




Coast Guard


National Weather Service


- RIT MAV Team

- Dr. Jeffery Kozak

- 2008 MAV Competition – Rules and Regulations

- Erik Bellandi – P09122- Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Control System

Aaron Nash – P09121 - Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Airframe and Propulsion System

Future Sponsors


Planning: Staffing Requirements

Project Manager/Chief Engineer (ME)

  • Oversee all project activities and assign appropriate tasks to all group members
  • Actively participate in procuring project endorsement and facilitating customer communication.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the project is delivered successfully, on time, and under budget.
  • Work with the Project Managers of concurrent MAV projects toward a successful integration scheme.
  • Oversee all technical aspects of the design and assist team members wherever possible.

Design Engineer (ME)

  • Responsible for the overall mechanical design of the MAV Platform.
  • Will work closely with the materials and manufacturing engineers to develop a successful product.
  • Must be able to perform fundamental engineering analysis, in a variety of disciplines, in order to ensure that product will meet all design goals.
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Planning: Staffing Requirements

Materials Engineer (ME)

  • Responsible for all material selection and testing.
  • During the early stages of the project, the Materials Engineer will conduct tests and collect data on a variety of possible materials.
  • Will work closely with Design Engineer and Structural Analyst to select proper materials for a successful design.
  • Will work with Manufacturing Engineer to assess the manufacturability of all components.

Structural/Fluid Analyst (ME)

  • Responsible for the detailed structural and fluid analysis of the design.
  • Must be able to perform complex engineering calculations, analysis, and simulations for all aspects of the design.
  • Must have experience and knowledge in the areas of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and their application.
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Planning: Staffing Requirements

Manufacturing Engineer (IE)

  • Responsible for all manufacturing actions and decisions.
  • Must ensure that the product can be produced cheaply and efficiently with the materials and methods available.
  • Will work closely with the designer and material expert to develop a production process that meets and/or exceeds the project goals for manufacturability.

Test Engineer (ME/MET)

  • Responsible for developing a detailed test plan throughout the design process.
  • Will conduct all testing and verification of the product during the final stages of the project.
  • Will work with the Materials Engineer to develop standard testing procedures for all materials.

Planning: Staffing Requirements

All Team Members

  • All team members should be capable of working well with others in a structured team environment.
  • All team members will be responsible for procuring components and materials, documenting the detailed design, as well as all other administrative work.
  • All team members should keep the schedule, time constraints, cost, and project goals in mind while performing their duties.
  • All team members should make an effort to secure outside funding for the project and attract new sponsors.
  • All team members are encouraged to work outside of their specific role in order to assist other team members when necessary.
intellectual property considerations
Intellectual Property Considerations

All work to be completed by students in this track is expected to be released to the public domain. Students, Faculty, Staff, and other participants in the project will be expected to release rights to their designs, documents, drawings, etc., to the public domain, so that others may freely build upon the results and findings without constraint.

Students, Faculty, and Staff associated with the project are encouraged to publish findings, data, and results openly.

To be reviewed when adding any future sponsors

team values and norms
Team Values and Norms


Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one team-mate prior to the expected absence. An absent team-member should confirm that a team-mate has received their message (in person, voice mail, email, etc).


Each team member will complete their tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed, or needs assistance then the member notifies peers, and seeks assistance either from a peer, the faculty guide, a faculty consultant, or another person.


Each team member completes their work accurately and in a way that can be easily checked for accuracy by peers and the faculty guide. All work is fully documented and easy to follow.

Professional and Ethical

Each team member gives credit where credit is due. All work completed includes citations to appropriate literature, or sources of assistance. If a team member has gotten assistance from a publication or individual, then that assistance or guidance is fully documented in the reports prepared. Each team member is honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers.


Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project.

Demonstrates the core RIT values of SPIRIT.

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Team Values and Norms


Each team member will perform his/her duties to the best of their ability. It is every team members job to posses any skills that are necessary for the completion of the project. If a team member does not possess a particular skill, it is that person\'s responsibility to learn it, even if it means going outside of his/her discipline. During the project it may be necessary to perform skills and techniques that you have not been trained for.


22 weeks is a very tight schedule for a project of this magnitude. Each team member must be able to adapt to a rapidly changing schedule, as well as scope creep, changing requirements, and a shrinking budget. Each team member must be ready to assist other team members with their tasks in addition to performing their own role.

concept development identify customer needs
Concept Development- Identify Customer Needs
  • Provide undergraduate students with a hands on aero project
  • Allow for addition of various sensors and other equipment
  • Integrate various control devices and inputs into the structure
  • Provide a stable platform from which to base future MAV projects and designs
  • Provide opportunities for graduate level research projects
  • Stay within guidelines of MAV09 Competition rules with goal of entering the competition within the next few years
  • The Micro Air Vehicle needs to be:
      • Cost effective
      • Easy to manufacture
      • Made from readily available materials
      • Less than 1 kg in weight, and 80 cm in any dimension
      • Made from lightweight materials
      • Able to survive a crash with minimal damage to critical components
      • Capable of withstanding sustained flight loads
      • Self-sustainable
identify customer needs needs hierarchy
Identify Customer Needs - Needs Hierarchy
  • Provide a stable platform for future MAV projects
    • Hands on aero project for undergraduate students
    • Base model for future senior design projects
    • Support for graduate level research projects
  • Allow for future development and easy integration
    • Allow for addition of various sensors and other equipment
    • Integrate various control devices and inputs into the structure
  • Design within guide lines of MAV09 Competition rules
    • Less than 1 kg in weight, and 80 cm in any dimension
    • Made from lightweight materials
    • Capable of withstanding sustained flight loads
  • MAV projects must be self-sustainable
    • Cost effective
    • Easy to manufacture
    • Made from readily available materials
    • Able to survive a crash with minimal damage to critical components
outstanding items
Outstanding Items:
  • Coordinate with aero design project and controls design projects
  • Update remaining sections on EDGE
  • Pursue external funding over the summer
  • Start recruiting team members
  • Additional Risks (Early Stages of MSD1)


Merge the Structural (P09123) and Aero (P09121) into one PRP