Capstone Project: Programmable Oceanic Robot

The student team designed and prototyped a battery-powered, autonomous, programmable underwater robotic drifter intended to seek and maintain a specified depth in the ocean, sample or retrieve data (temperature, salinity, turbidity, etc.) resurface and transmit the data, go back to depth for more data, and so on, for an extended length of time.

Left to right: Patrick Pasteris and Josh Tombs

Sponsor:

Dr. Louis Goodman and Boston Engineering

Team:

Patrick Pasteris (Leader), Mechanical Engineering
Josh Tombs, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jorge Araujo, Mechanical Engineering
Brett Southworth, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Faculty advisor:

Dr. Amit Tandon

Abstract:

The student team designed and prototyped a battery-powered, autonomous, programmable underwater robotic drifter intended to seek and maintain a specified depth in the ocean, sample or retrieve data (temperature, salinity, turbidity, etc.) resurface and transmit the data, go back to depth for more data, and so on, for an extended length of time.

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Mechanical Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Category - Capstone Projects