MULE Core Areas – Initial Concept. Basic Vehicle Design Architecture – Revised Organizational Chart. 4 Major System Groups, each with various subsystem responsibility. Assignment - to be turned in as a special memo on 09/28/05.
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4 Major System Groups, each with various subsystem responsibility
If you are interested in vehicle design, please answer the following question:
2VD) Compare the drawbacks and benefits of purchasing/modifying an existing vehicle platform versus designing/building a vehicle platform from scratch.
Identify two potential platforms for purchase. List performance and vehicle specifications wherever possible, and note short comings and degree of modifications that would be necessary to increase performance.
If you are interested in alternative fuels, please answer the following question:
2AF) Suppose we wish to power the vehicle in silent propulsion mode using an alternative fuel.
Identify five potential alternative fuel sources for use. List advantages and disadvantages wherever possible, especially with respect to the usefulness of each alternative fuel source in a field-based military application.
X, Y, Z dimensions?
Weight, CG location, Wheelbase?
Power Required? Weight and Volume of powerplant?
# of Wheels? Wheel Diameter? OR # of Tracks? Track Length/Width
Identify specifications that your vehicle may not meet