CS/EE/ME 75, 2015-16 - Course Schedule

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CS/EE/ME 75 Organization Schedule Team wiki Public site

This page contains the schedule for the course, linked to the Formula SAE electric project schedule and deliverables. Each term is a separate section, listed here in reverse chronological order.

Fall 2015

Activities in Fall 2015 are focused on the design development phase of the competition.

Project GOTChA chart

This quad chart gives a snapshot of the planned activities for the term, at a high level. This information is presented here in the form of a GOTChA chart.


  • Complete a design that is compliant with the rules and will win the FSAE competition.
  • Finalize and build plan for the vehicle frame and begin construction
  • Complete a validated energetics design that will pass technical inspection
  • Create infrastructure required for teams to optimize their designs with testing and simulation

Technical Challenges

  • Assembling and welding frame (design bottleneck)
  • Meeting technical inspection requirements
  • Lack of expertise in high voltage electronics


  • Establish system-level requirements and budget allocations for weight and cost of components
  • Create compliant designs for all components and review design choices by the end of the term
    • Midterms: clearly defined requirements for each component (performance, cost, weight)
    • Finals: compliant design, with evidence of viability (prototype, vendor quote, etc)
  • Train all CS/EE/ME 75 students in safety procedures and create protocols required for safe testing, operations


  • Have working core equipment (eg, motors, battery pack) working to allow testing as soon as the students are ready
  • Create simulation environment that will allow design space exploration of mechanical and energetic systems
  • Know the Formula SAE Electric rules by heart

Course schedule

Week Date Topic Reading/Activities Homework
28 Sep (M) Organizational meeting
  • Submit signup and scheduling sheet by Wed @ noon to box outside 109 Steele
  • Read Formula SAE rules and baseline design descriptions (see HW #1)
  • Team assignments (required for HW #1) will be available by Thursday (1 Oct)
HW #1
  • Formula SAE Electric competition rules
  • Subsystem baseline description
  • Wiki user page creation
5 Oct (M) Project schedule
  • Overall Formula SAE Electric schedule [TBD]
  • GOTChA charts [Richard]
  • Milestone "party" (8 Oct?)

Team meetings start.

HW #2: Team schedules, subsystem GOTChAs
12 Oct (M)* System specifications
  • Baseline specifications [TBD]
  • Documentation format [TBD]
HW #3: TBD
19 Oct (M) Safety
  • Review of safety for high voltage electric systems
  • Safety procedures for CS/EE/ME 75
HW #4: TBD
26 Oct (M) Design reviews
  • Role and purpose of design reviews
  • Expectations for midterm and final reviews for Fall 2015
Requirements review (midterms)
2 Nov (M) Team presentation - operations
9 Nov (M) Team presentation - mechanical
16 Nov (M)* Team presentation - energetics
23 Nov (M) Team presentation - support
30 Nov (M) Plans for Winter 2016 (IPT)
TBD Subsystem design review (finals)