Location

CSU 203

Start Date

21-4-2014 11:05 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Integrated Engineering

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Leslie Flemming

Mentor's Email Address

leslie.fleming@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Integrated Engineering

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to product development which encompasses extended design factors (e.g. manufacturing, social, economic, human factors, safety, and schedule) into the technical design process to create an optimal product and/or service. Systems Engineering principles have proven to be highly effective in managing and implementing complex projects, yet can be utilized on any design project. The implementation of Systems Engineering into the design of a mobile aquaponics system will be examined as well as the successes, challenges, and opportunity for future improvements. Aquaponics is a food production system that ecologically integrates aquaculture and hydroponics. This particular system is designed to be mobile so that it may be utilized for educational activities and events to create further awareness of and support for aquaponic agriculture. The design factors incorporated into this project are maintainability, sustainable microecosystems, transportability, reliability, audience engagement with educational value, and social awareness of food production. The tools and techniques of Systems Engineering, when properly applied to a project, will greatly increase the project’s probability of success.

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Applying the Systems Engineering Principles to the Design Process of a Mobile Aquaponics System

CSU 203

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to product development which encompasses extended design factors (e.g. manufacturing, social, economic, human factors, safety, and schedule) into the technical design process to create an optimal product and/or service. Systems Engineering principles have proven to be highly effective in managing and implementing complex projects, yet can be utilized on any design project. The implementation of Systems Engineering into the design of a mobile aquaponics system will be examined as well as the successes, challenges, and opportunity for future improvements. Aquaponics is a food production system that ecologically integrates aquaculture and hydroponics. This particular system is designed to be mobile so that it may be utilized for educational activities and events to create further awareness of and support for aquaponic agriculture. The design factors incorporated into this project are maintainability, sustainable microecosystems, transportability, reliability, audience engagement with educational value, and social awareness of food production. The tools and techniques of Systems Engineering, when properly applied to a project, will greatly increase the project’s probability of success.

Recommended Citation

Maki, Brandy; Sue Benolken; and Jim McCluskey. "Applying the Systems Engineering Principles to the Design Process of a Mobile Aquaponics System." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_05/2

 

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