MSE303 Final Presentation - Innovate-to-Elevate - Group 2x

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Nov 2, 2013 (4 years and 6 days ago)

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I2E

Innovate to Elevate

Jealinda


Chief
Executive

Officer

Matthew

Chief
F
inancial

Officer

Maher

Lead Graphics

Designer

Michael


Head Engineer


Jarrod

Chief Operating


Officer

Jealinda


Our company,

Innovate 2 Elevate,
is
developing solutions that alleviate
the challenges of water leaks and
management through automation.


We
are striving to provide a useful
service that fits the
consumers’
needs to save money
and
cut down
on water wastage. We will provide
people with
easily
accessible
control over their water usage while
keeping them informed of the water
they
consume.

Jealinda


Our objective is to create a
product, software, and
phone notification system
combined for simple
monitoring and control of
water usage, and early
detections of malfunctions
in water lines.


Our
company will provide
a valuable product to our
customers to save them
money while protecting
businesses from water
damage and overly priced
plumbing expenses.

Jealinda
, Maher



Automated Plumbing System is an
efficient collaboration of multiple
sensor units working under the
guidance of the PIC microcontroller
commanded by .NET enabled PC
which is programmed to control,
allocate, manage and properly
harness the water sources of a
industrial consumer/construction
contractors


Our product
automates the plumbing
units in commercial properties such
as: hotels, hospitals, apartments and
schools.



Monitors and tracks the usage of
water resources, alerts the user about
leaks, and gives users remote control
over their water units with the aid of
their browser
-
enabled device
.


Jarrod

No other like the
Automated Plumbing
System


The
History of water leakage
and its advancement has
advanced significantly.


Leak
detection
has increased
technologically.


The Innovation of detecting
leaks and reading them using
software is what addresses the
objective of our company.


We differ by using hardware
and software to detect water
using graphs, sensors and
micro
-
controllers.


Jarrod


We
are adding the
accessibility, control, and
viable information for
consumers along with
providing an accurate
direction for plumbers to
locate sources of damage.


Ultimately
we would save
time, efforts, and
unnecessary actions that
could have been problematic
through the diagnostic
process

Maher

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Matthew


LM35 Temperature Sensor: $0.56


Honeywell TS33F Humidity Sensor: $20


MPX Pressure Sensor: $6.32 (per
outlet)


PH Sensor: $60 (one per full system)


Stepper Motor: $19


Butterfly Valve: $80
-
$140 (dependent
on pipe size)


TP
-
Link Router: $6


Total hardware costs: $130
-
$190 + 1 PH
Sensor

Matthew


Pressure difference
between
two
pressure sensors without
water flow


Signal sent to alert system


Alert system notifies user
through application


User can send signal to
remotely close valve


Valve closes and stops water
from running to problem area


User can call plumber to fix
specific damaged area


Michael

Jarrod


Devices involved: PC with .NET or MS
eBOX
, PIC or GHI with
ARM, wired or Wi
-
Fi chips and drivers, converters and
miscellaneous components.


Sensors Used: Temperature sensor, Humidity sensor, pH sensor,
Pressure sensor, Custom made water sensor/flow meter.


Mechanical Components: Customized faucets, gears and
miscellaneous.


Automated Plumbing System is an efficient
collaboration of multiple sensor units
working under the guidance of the PIC
microcontroller commanded by .NET
enabled PC which is programmed to
control, allocate, manage and properly
harness the water resources of a industrial
consumer/construction contractor.


Jarrod

Jarrod

The user is able to access web services hosted
by our application through the browser. We
maintain a structure file with the administrator
we maintain the state of each device. True if it is
currently on, false if it is off. The method to store
structure in the file will be depicted in the
implementation phase.

The
Flowmetry

reads analog values from PIC, then
compute flow time by using Bernoulli’s equation to
do volumetric analysis. This application reads a
recorded wave file, reads the bits per sample,
quantizes it and samples it on the control window.
The threshold being set is used to detect peak
intrusions.

Jarrod

The user able to access web services hosted by
our application through the browser.

XML web service is unit of code that can be
invoked via HTTP request.

We maintain a structure file with the administrator
we maintain the state of each device.

Read sensor values asynchronously from PIC.

The sensor values are stored into the database,
which contacts the
Flowmetry

to gauge the usage.

It gauges leak and levels by computing height
from pressure.

Jarrod


The availability of our
software can be accessed
anywhere with an internet
connection


Customers will receive
prompt updates about
their water
consumption
via text


Website will be
accessible and user will
be able to create a user
name and password to
activate their account.



Jealinda
/
Maher

Water damage rates can vary
depending on incident.


Repairs can range from
$1,500
-
$70,000.


Areas where pipe freeze are
more prone to bursting and
plumbing incidents.


One family had a pipe burst
while on vacation and
caused $200,000 of damage
and had to vacate their
home for 6 months.


Maher


Spending per 200 rooms
on water damage and
water wastage per year is
up to
$30,000
in hotels


The System can save the
average hotel $10,000
-

$20,000 every year


These savings pay for the
cost of the system in as
little as two years, while
saving effort and being
environmentally friendly .


Maher


For a system with 100
units and 4 faucets per
unit, the cost is between
$16,000 and $22,000
depending on pipe
sizes.


We will be marketing the
system for $22,000 to
$28,000 per 100 units.


Most clients will be in
the 200
-
300 unit range.

Matthew


Less
than 1% of all the
water on Earth can be
used by people.


100 leaky faucets waste
three and a half thousand
gallons a year


In comparison to the
benefits of Solar Panels the
Automated Plumbing
System will be fully
functional for the
entire
fiscal
year.


Jealinda

Large
businesses,
universities, and apartment
complexes.

We chose these multiuse
buildings because our
product will be most
beneficial to those
consumers.

The System would be even
easier to implement in
structures still being built.


Jealinda


Holiday
Inn Express in Van
Nuys


132 rooms to be outfitted
for $
35,600


Our costs will be
approximately $
25,000
netting
us almost $
11,000




Matthew/
Jealinda


Environmental impact is
at the forefront of our
customers minds.


UC Berkley will need
more than 900 units
installed.


Our expenses will be
approximately $171,000
and we will net $57,000

Jealinda
/
Matthew


Components and
installation


Alert Application


App Servers and
maintenance


Customer support and
Management


Marketing


Facilities

Matthew

We’re looking for an
investment from sponsors
inspired to innovate and
protect our water
resources with a cutting
edge system and design.

Jealinda


With these projects lined
up our company is ready
to begin production, and
with a $200,000
investment from you we
can go forward


Our projected sales
show that you can make
this 40% investment
back in 3 years

Matthew