Team Roles and Responsibilites

Organizational Chart 1.7

Technical Team

All technical team members must attend weekly work sessions held every Saturday. Expectations are that members put in a minimum 3 hours during that session, and additional hours working in their group or on assigned tasks by themselves

Leads (Mechanical, Electrical & Software, Structural)

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly Saturday Morning lead meetings
  • Distributing responsibilities between members
  • Creating and keeping the team to deadlines
  • Ordering components after talking to the captains
  • Doing all of the above while helping with the duties listed for each subteam

Electrical & Software Subteam

Responsibilities include:

  • operating gas sensors, switches, motion detection sensors.
  • controlling lighting within the airlock
  • controlling stepper motors and developing code to operate their drivers
  • developing communication protocol between local Arduino microcontrollers and the mainframe computer
  • creating a user interface for astronauts to start the pressurization sequence
  • operate displays to show current operating conditions within
  • Developing robust, replaceable logic circuits to replace microcontrollers

Mechanical Subteam

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing door actuation assembly, including mounting to a frame, and swivel hinge mechanism
  • Creating technical drawings and models of components using Solidworks
  • Hooking up the pressurization system
  • Machining the door frame and other brackets using waterjet cutters, milling machines, drill presses, etc.
  • Designing a servo motor to flick a mechanical switch on a pump
  • Computing thermal calculations for components within, as well as the main structure for the airlock
  • Crimping Dyneema ropes to the door structure

Structural Subteam

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating technical drawings and models of components using Solidworks
  • Machining the frames and other brackets using waterjet cutters, milling machines, drill presses, etc.
  • Investigating pressurization of flexible mylar material
  • Assembling mylar canvas through use of adhesives and/or heat sealing
  • Assembling mesh to surround the sealed canvas
  • Building the base for the airlock, mounting feet to the structural rails
  • Fastening the floors to structural rails
  • Tensile testing methods of adhesion and rope strength
  • Crimping Dyneema ropes to the frame, and around mylar

Support Team

Lead

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly Saturday morning lead meetings
  • Distributing responsibilities between members
  • Creating and keeping the team to deadlines
  • Helping recruit new team members for all subteams
  • Doing all of the above while helping with complete the duties for support members

Competition Planners

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning the logistics of hosting an initial competition at UBC
  • Contacting other universities to see if they are interested in joining the competition
  • Reaching out to organizations to see if they are able to post and find teams willing to partake
  • Finding and booking venues needed for the event
  • Budgets the entire event to fit within reasonable constraints
  • Researches what needs to be done in order to accomplish a list of requirements

Sponsorship Officers

Responsibilities include:

  • Emailing and calling businesses to raise money for the team
  • Maintaining a steady relationship with sponsors
  • Working with the Social Media Coordinator to send pictures and milestones to our sponsors
  • Revise sponsorship packages as required each term

Safety Officer

Responsibilities include:

  • Training new members, and giving orientations to the various workspaces around campus
  • Maintaining safety data sheets for any hazardous materials on the team
  • Ordering any safety equipment necessary, and keeping spaces stocked with gear
  • Understand all safe practices for different machinery and tools around campus, answering team member’s questions as they come up

Social Media Coordinator

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly meetings to understand the progress of the team and take photos
  • Maintains our accounts on Facebook and Twitter, and posts on the website, ensuring speedy response times to messages and questions while also updating the platforms with pictures and milestones

Website Designer

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the website: keeping it appealing to look at and updating it with recent pictures and milestones
  • Converting the wordpress.com website to a “.org”, where we host our website instead
  • Creating a new website for a competition

Graphic Designer

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating impressive logos and artwork for social media and the websites
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