OESD 4616/5616 Design Project Guidelines
Typical outline of report:
Depending on your project, you may have extra pieces and perhaps not some of those above.
20† points total.† Reports should be all electronic (thatís the way the world works these days).† If you donít have the right software, do neat drawings and scan them.
∑ 1: Interim results (turned in or not already)
∑ 1: System-level view.† Motivation of the problem to be solved and analysis of the design based on a clear understanding of the system and its needs.†
∑ 1: English and organization
∑ 2: Clarity of analysis and figures.† Your reviewer (e.g. boss, professor) should be able to understand your material easily.†† Take time to present your results clearly.
15: Technical content
∑ 5: Level of effort.†
∑ 6: Proper use of design tools.† You should strive to exercise as many of our tools as possible (you donít need to use multiple paraxial analysis tools, obviously), since thatís the point of the project.
∑ 2: Creativity/originality.† Even if you are working on a rather well-known problem, you should be able to propose novel approaches.† If they are not reasonable, say why.
∑ 2: Completeness and thoroughness of design. If you are not covering some important portion of your design, state explicitly that this is the case.† That is, be clear on what parts of the problem you are solving and then do a good job on those parts.