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MEMO

TO: SPARKY AID DESIGNS


FROM: IVAN NOSOV
DATE: 18FEB2019

This document is to be submitted to Sparky Aid designs, the customer. The end user and the
renter are the companies that are either part of the government, example FEMA, or separate
entities such as the Red Cross. The purpose of this project is to design a better aircraft solution
for tacking disasters. The key issue is that the response isn’t efficient enough, thus help doesn’t
arrive as fast as it should.
Out of 5 areas of focus, I chose The Orleans. According to the Project Documents>Project
description: Figure 1, the biggest issues in the vicinity are tornadoes and earthquakes. My
solution will be focusing on designing an aircraft that will excel in these situations. As per my
research done, the 2 key roles that should be done by the aircraft are, delivery of supplies and
transporting people and animals, with possible injuries.
The following list of requirements and criteria was based on information found in Customer
investigation and Project documents and resources
Requirements
1. Must be capable of recovering livestock.
2. Must be able to create custom segregations in the hull.
3. If transporting medical supplies, must have a refrigeration system.
4. Flight time should be no more than about 15 minutes.
5. Seats for personnel, at least 30, and ability to accommodate stretchers.
6. Must have cruise speed less than 310m/s.
7. Climb rate higher than 2% (ROC).
8. If hovering (ROC) must be higher than cruise speed.
9. Must be a fixed wing.
10. Must incorporate some automate features.

Criteria

1. Hovering capability- this capability will allow pick up in arias that too obstructed to
land. This capability will also allow far more precise and careful drop off capabilities.
2. Thermal imaging- this technology will allow locating people and animals under debris,
increasing the likely hood of rescue personnel getting there in time.
3. Climate control- controlling the temperature within the cargo area, creating a more
comfortable environment that can assist in relieving stress in animals, assist in heating up
hypothermic or overheated victims. Having a controlled environment also helps the
rescue crew endurance, since they can feel more relaxed while in proper temperature
environment.
4. Enough space for extra cargo- creating an airplane that can carry large amount of cargo
will reduce the amount of trips required to complete the mission, or the amount of planes.
5. Fast unloading and loading- There are 2 essential ways of increasing the speed of the
air craft, the actual speed or reduce the amount of time it takes to load the aircraft and
fully prepare it for the trip. The hours saved loading and unloading will add up much
faster than the minuets won by faster and more fuel consuming planes.
Analytic Hierarchy Process

FAST HOVERING THERMAL CLIMATE ABUNDANCE


LOADING/UNLOADING CAPABILITY IMAGING CONTROL OF SPACE TOTAL PERCENTAGE

FAST
LOADING/UNLOADING 1 1/2 3 5 1/4 9.75 21.20%

HOVERING
CAPABILITY 2 1 4 5 1/2 12.5 27.10%

THERMAL IMAGING 1/3 1/4 1 3 1/5 4.78 10.40%

CLIMATE CONTROL 1/5 1/5 1/3 1 1/5 1.93 4.20%

ABUNDANCE OF
SPACE 4 2 5 5 1 17 36.90%

The scale used here is 1-5. 1 being the least important, 5 the top priority.
The result, creating a vessel that can carry a lot more is far more beneficial than any other
criteria, thus has priority over the others.

References:
- Boardroom presentations:
1. Hurricane disaster relief Scenario
2. Earthquake disaster Relief Scenario
- Project Documents and Resources: Project Description
- Inspirational material for possible designs.
1. USAF payload plane- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jRVBCo9MPc
2. Water bomber- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5LKF8G5huw

3. Food drop off- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0qAic6ZALo

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