Date of Award
Campus Access only research projects
Master of Science
School or College
Seaver College of Science and Engineering
The purpose of the 3-D Model System Integrative Project is to recommend an alternative to the 2-D Drawing System. The satellite industry uses 2-D drawings to illustrate the mechanical design of spacecraft hardware. The 3-D Model System Integrative Project analyzes the use of 3-D models to illustrate the spacecraft mechanical architecture. The project compares the currently used 2-D Drawing System against the 3-D Model System. The project begins by defining twelve requirements and performing a trade study analysis. Six mission requirements and six top level requirements are defined. The trade study analyzes how the 3-D Model System and 2-D Drawing System satisfy the six mission requirements.
The project showcases the lean principles and quality methods carried out in the 3-D Model System. An assessment of software used and an evaluation of risks associated with the 3-D Model System are performed. A requirements verification plan, ethics review, cost estimation, and lessons learned from similar systems are included in the project analysis.
The project analysis concludes that the 3-D Model System exceeds the capabilities of the 2-D Drawing System. The 3-D Model System assists concurrent engineering, provides infinite viewpoints, identifies interference fits and accessibility limitations, reduces costs, and improves quality.
The research results imply that satellite system manufactures shall implement the 3-D Model System into their system engineering design process.
Houston, TaShanna K., "3-D Model System" (2010). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 393.