A Beautiful Fusion of Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineering
Members of ARVP are responsible for the design and implementation of all systems on board SubmURSA. The team has three primary areas of technical design:
Responsible for the design of the platform for the vehicle. Members utilized CAD programs to model and simulate their design before creating mechanical drawing packages that are sent to the machine shop. The mechanical team is also responsible for the design of the treasure grabber, camera mounts, torpedo launcher and marker dropper.
Responsible for the design and implementation of the electrical systems that bring the vehicle to life. They utilize computer software to design the electrical systems and they are also responsible for hand wiring the multiple sub-systems together and ensuring that the different sub-systems can communicate with each other reliably.
Responsible for the design and implementation of the software that allows SubmURSA to operate autonomously. The major software components include: Mission Planning, Control Systems, Computer Vision and Sonar Navigation.