The goal of this project is to design and prototype
a magnetically levitatied propeller for use in
submersible ROVs that are currently in development
at Boeing. This is an investigative project, as
there currently isn't any existing designs for such
a propeller system. The PRP for this project can be
The biggest and most expensive problems with
current submarine propellers is that the shaft
seals and bearings are prone to wear, and then
leak. If the project is successful in designing a
mag lev propeller system, these seals and bearings
will be eliminated, leading to substantially
decreased maintenance costs and downtime.
Magnetically Levitated Propeller
project family (if relevant)
Leo Farnand, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Steven Day, email@example.com
Sponsor (financial support)
From left to right, Front: Mike, Bernie, Cheng ---
Back: Leo (guide), Elijah, Zachary, Joe
Table of Contents
- Thank you to RIT for giving us the opportunity to
experience true collaboration and project development as
we prepare to enter the work force.
- Thank you to Boeing for providing us the financial
resources to design, build, break, and build again.
- Thank you to Dr. Steven Day, Associate Professor and
Department Head of Biomedical Engineering, for bringing
this project to our team and staying involved in our
progress throughout the year.
- Lastly, a huge thank you to Leo Farnhand for
supporting us, guiding us, pushing us, and teaching us.
Without him we would not have gotten this far.