|Project Summary||Project Information|
A ‘Smart Buoy’ is a small autonomous marine vehicle that can be controlled by a user to navigate to GPS coordinates and has the ability to maintain the desired location. There are many industrial, commercial, scientific, and recreational applications for this technology; however, for sailing specifically, there is a frequent need to adjust buoy locations as prevailing winds shift throughout a day of racing. Currently in the sport, the race committee must send boats out to manually adjust buoy locations which is time consuming and labor intensive.
The goal of this project will be to develop a prototype of a ‘smart buoy’ specifically for sailboat racing, as well as develop a technology and concepts that can be applied to other autonomous marine vehicle applications. The resulting prototype must be durable and able to operate for an entire day of racing, withstand environmental and surface conditions, be easy to control and set up, and follow coast guard laws and regulations.
|Project Manager||Chad Kratina||MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lead Mechanical Engineer||Matthew Bartlow||MEemail@example.com|
|Lead Electrical Engineer (2nd Semester)||Colin Bussert||EEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|EDGE Coordinator||Jacob Klassen||CEemail@example.com|
|Lead Electrical Engineer (1st Semester)||Xavier Tarr||EEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Procurement||Abdul Rahim Al Ali||EEemail@example.com|
|Team Facilitator||Matthew Cmelko||MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Electrical Engineer||Suleman Ullah||EEemail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)