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16.030-16.040 Unified Engineering Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology Spring 2004 Systems Problem 1 System Requirements & Teamwork Handed out: Thursday, February 5, 2004 Answers due: Friday, February 13 2004, 5:00 p.m. Learning Objectives At the end of this systems problem you should be able to: • Synthesize system functional requirements utilizing available resources • Articulate system functional requirements • Articulate system development resources and constraints • Organize system functional requirements in a systematic manner that will facilitate system development and analysis • Develop and document design ideas that are intended to achieve functional requirements Articulate your sentiments on teamwork in a concise and focused memo Discussion You are being charged with the task of developing a system that will participate in an aerial competition in late April 2004. At the competition you will have at your disposal a team of five (5) personnel, a radio controlled model aircraft, and associated equipment. You will be given a baseline aircraft at the beginning of the semester. During the semester you have the opportunity to modify the aircraft and design and optimize a system that will win the competition. You will be assigned to a team of five (5) individuals, and four (4) hours per week per team member has been allotted to activities related to this project. Various materials and resources will be made available to you to help you organize and manage your project, and to help you develop, analyze, and optimize your winning system. At competition day your system must do the following: Take off carrying no payload and fly two
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