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Authors' Class Standing

Eric Osorio, Sophomore Dynamite Obinna, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Eric Osorio

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Hong Liu

Abstract

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has been developing of a fleet of underwater research vessels shaped as dolphins for the study of ocean floors and lagoons. The name of this underwater research platform is Eco-Dolphin. They are shaped as Dolphins to avoid causing offense to the wild life. The latest Eco-Dolphin in construction will be using a ballast attitude control unit to be able to shift its center of gravity. This innovation will allow it to utilize the forward thrust provided by the engines to climb, descend, and maintain depth. A recent achievement of this project occurred last February, when the SIAM team demonstrated the capabilities of the Eco-dolphins to delegates of the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). This successful demonstration showcased the swarm algorithm that the Eco-dolphins use to communicate themselves while underwater, and ground station.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes

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Eco-Dolphin: Underwater Research Fleet

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has been developing of a fleet of underwater research vessels shaped as dolphins for the study of ocean floors and lagoons. The name of this underwater research platform is Eco-Dolphin. They are shaped as Dolphins to avoid causing offense to the wild life. The latest Eco-Dolphin in construction will be using a ballast attitude control unit to be able to shift its center of gravity. This innovation will allow it to utilize the forward thrust provided by the engines to climb, descend, and maintain depth. A recent achievement of this project occurred last February, when the SIAM team demonstrated the capabilities of the Eco-dolphins to delegates of the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). This successful demonstration showcased the swarm algorithm that the Eco-dolphins use to communicate themselves while underwater, and ground station.

 

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