4TH YEAR ENGINEERING PROJECT

Current Projects 2020-2021

AUV MIMO CONTROL

In this project the students will develop an optimal way to control an AUV which has 3 DOF and 7 thrusters.
The project includes:

  • Researching control methods for autonomous vehicles

  • Implementation of various algorithms in Simulink and in real time environment.

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PROGRAMMABLE DIVER'S COMPUTER

In this project the students will develop aprogrammable diver's computer. The device will be based on a MCU and will enable an interface with different systems.
The project includes:

  • designing a uniqe PCB.

  • developing RT software for the MCU, which will manage the device.

  • Testing the device underwater.

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4TH YEAR ENGINEERING PROJECT

Past Projects - 2020

VIDEO BASED UNDERWATER NAVIGATION

In this project, our goal is to study, test and implement a monocular video-based only navigation system.
We studied and tested video-based solutions, Semi Direct Visual Odometry (SVO) and ORB Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (ORB-SLAM) from the computer vison field to estimate the location of the AUV by analyzing the associated video frames. 
We have performed an experimental validation of the SVO and ORB-SLAM algorithm, evaluating the localization accuracy of the two systems in different terrain and traveled length (12 – 90 meters).

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"INTELLIGENT" DIVING CLOCK

Today, there are dive computers with different functions, but all of them have a closed system. That is, the dive computers  are not programmable so we cannot add functions and components that will serve our specific needs. In addition, few computers have an external connection interface, and even those are programmed to work exclusively with a specific component of the same company that created the dive watch.
The goal of our project is to build a smart dive computer that will be available to the researchers to use it and able to interface to various components.

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SAMPLING AND PROCESSING OF ACOUSTIC SIGNALS

Our project is to develop a sampling system for the submarine, focusing on the reception system- sampling underwater acoustic signals.
Method: A transducer will detect the acoustic signal and convert it to an electric signal. The signal will pass into an amplifier that will clean noise. Then the processor will convert the signal from analog to digital using A/D converter. Then we will store the data.

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