Abstract Title

Search and Rescue Ground Explorer (S.A.R.G.E.)

Faculty Mentor Name

Iacopo Gentilini, Richard Mangum

Format Preference

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

Abstract

Jacqueline Worley - Senior in Embry-Riddle's Mechanical Engineering Department - gave the Invited URI Oral Presentation for her group at the Academic Program Meeting of the College of Engineering.

Project Abstract:

The primary goal of project Search and Rescue Ground Explorer (S.A.R.G.E.) is to create an autonomous ground vehicle that can assist in ground-based Search And Rescue (SAR) missions. This includes carrying a payload of survival supplies (food, water, shelter, and basic medical supplies) and leading survivors to more suitable locations for rescue. Additionally, S.A.R.G.E. will be capable of being lowered into a SAR mission via rope from a helicopter.

The secondary goal is to compete in the 26th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) hosted by Oakland University. The IGVC is comprised of an obstacle course that must be autonomously navigated by a mobile robotic vehicle. The vehicles must follow a set of rules including speed, obstacle avoidance and observation of boundary lines. Furthermore, the IGVC has two additional challenges involving design and software. The vehicle requirements and specifications have been defined to place near the top of all IGVC competition challenges.

Project S.A.R.G.E. is being completely fabricated by a team of 8 students enrolled in a senior capstone course. S.A.R.G.E.’s structure is comprised of a metal frame and a plastic shell. The vehicle has several sensors to aid in obstacle avoidance during the IGVC and will assist in SAR missions, including: a LIDAR, ultrasonic sensors, and stereoscopic cameras. S.A.R.G.E. also has a Graphic User Interface that can receive and send data such as battery level and GPS coordinates to a remote dispatch team for SAR missions. Finally, S.A.R.G.E. is powered by a battery designed and built by the team.

Location

Activity Center

Start Date

3-24-2018 9:45 AM

End Date

3-24-2018 11:00 AM

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Search and Rescue Ground Explorer (S.A.R.G.E.)

Activity Center

Jacqueline Worley - Senior in Embry-Riddle's Mechanical Engineering Department - gave the Invited URI Oral Presentation for her group at the Academic Program Meeting of the College of Engineering.

Project Abstract:

The primary goal of project Search and Rescue Ground Explorer (S.A.R.G.E.) is to create an autonomous ground vehicle that can assist in ground-based Search And Rescue (SAR) missions. This includes carrying a payload of survival supplies (food, water, shelter, and basic medical supplies) and leading survivors to more suitable locations for rescue. Additionally, S.A.R.G.E. will be capable of being lowered into a SAR mission via rope from a helicopter.

The secondary goal is to compete in the 26th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) hosted by Oakland University. The IGVC is comprised of an obstacle course that must be autonomously navigated by a mobile robotic vehicle. The vehicles must follow a set of rules including speed, obstacle avoidance and observation of boundary lines. Furthermore, the IGVC has two additional challenges involving design and software. The vehicle requirements and specifications have been defined to place near the top of all IGVC competition challenges.

Project S.A.R.G.E. is being completely fabricated by a team of 8 students enrolled in a senior capstone course. S.A.R.G.E.’s structure is comprised of a metal frame and a plastic shell. The vehicle has several sensors to aid in obstacle avoidance during the IGVC and will assist in SAR missions, including: a LIDAR, ultrasonic sensors, and stereoscopic cameras. S.A.R.G.E. also has a Graphic User Interface that can receive and send data such as battery level and GPS coordinates to a remote dispatch team for SAR missions. Finally, S.A.R.G.E. is powered by a battery designed and built by the team.