Final Project Plan P09123 – MAV Platform Structure. Joe Hozdic (Mechanical Engineering). Basic Project Information. Project Number and Name P09123 Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Platform Structure and Layout Project Family Micro Aerial Vehicle Track Aerospace Systems and Technology
Final Project PlanP09123 – MAV Platform Structure
Joe Hozdic (Mechanical Engineering)
Project Number and Name
P09123 Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Platform Structure and Layout
Micro Aerial Vehicle
Aerospace Systems and Technology
Dr. Jeffery Kozak (Mechanical Engineering) – Confirmed
Dr. Agamemnon Crassidis (Mechanical Engineering) –Confirmed
Dr. Amitabha Ghosh (Mechanical Engineering) – Not Confirmed
Dr. Jeffery Kozak, RIT MAV Team - Confirmed
MAV09 Flight Competition
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
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
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
Planning: Staffing Requirements
Project Manager/Chief Engineer (ME)
Design Engineer (ME)
Materials Engineer (ME)
Structural/Fluid Analyst (ME)
Manufacturing Engineer (IE)
Test Engineer (ME/MET)
Planning: Staffing Requirements
All Team Members
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
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.
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.
Merge the Structural (P09123) and Aero (P09121) into one PRP