Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

group

Authors' Class Standing

Devon Vail, Sophomore Stephen Hanrahan, Sophomore Peter Demetres, Sophomore

Lead Presenter's Name

Devon Vail

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Pang

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to pioneer methods for ocean exploration and documentation so that we might achieve a better understanding of the largest ecosystem in the world: the ocean.The method employed in this project is the construction of an autonomous underwater vehicle with a companion surface vessel. The autonomous function of both of these vehicles will drastically reduce the cost of oceanic research. In cooperation with the university’s mission this project will work to produce the next leaders of the autonomous systems industry through a hands-on approach, with tangible results. Upon completion of this project, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will have a rising group of leaders dedicated to the preservation and documentation of the environment through a technological approach. In summation, the purpose of this project is twofold; the creation of a low cost alternative to ocean research and the production of industry leaders.

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

Yes, Ignite Grant

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Project Nautilus: Lowering the Cost of Oceanic Research

The purpose of this project is to pioneer methods for ocean exploration and documentation so that we might achieve a better understanding of the largest ecosystem in the world: the ocean.The method employed in this project is the construction of an autonomous underwater vehicle with a companion surface vessel. The autonomous function of both of these vehicles will drastically reduce the cost of oceanic research. In cooperation with the university’s mission this project will work to produce the next leaders of the autonomous systems industry through a hands-on approach, with tangible results. Upon completion of this project, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will have a rising group of leaders dedicated to the preservation and documentation of the environment through a technological approach. In summation, the purpose of this project is twofold; the creation of a low cost alternative to ocean research and the production of industry leaders.

 

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