|Project Summary||Project Information|
This project aims to develop a self powered autonomous aquatic vehicle (SPAAV). This includes:
Autonomy: the ability to navigate along a pre-defined course independent of human control
Energy Generation: the ability to generate electrical energy for on-board equipment and energy storage
Propulsion: the ability to propel itself via mechanical or electrical means without refueling
Today, there exists a strong need for autonomous vehicles in a number of different applications where a human crew may be too dangerous, cost-prohibitive, or inefficient to deploy. One of the most prominent applications is in the aquatic field, where search and recovery operations can be extremely time-consuming due to the size of the area that needs to be covered.
SPAAV shall fit these needs by providing a self-sufficient watercraft which would be capable of extended operations with little to no human intervention.
Team Members (L to R): Max Kelley, Chris Mieney (Customer), Andy Litzinger, Matthew Haywood, Tyler Malay, Matt Webster, Erika Bliss
|Andy Litzinger||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Max Kelley||Electrical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Matthew Haywood||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Webster||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Tyler Malay||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erika Bliss||Industrial Engineeremail@example.com|
|Project Information||Planning & Execution||Problem Definition||Systems Design||Subsystems Design||Preliminary Detailed Design||Detailed Design|
|Project Information||Build & Test Prep||Subsystem Build & Test||Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo||Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation|
- Special thanks to Dr. DeBartolo and our guide, Mike Blachowicz, for making this student-proposed project possible!