The student will join a Ph.D. student and help in a bathymetry
project. The students will
work on two subsystems of the boat: the propulsion and integrity monitoring. The propulsion is, itself,
composed of 3 subsystems:
· Electric brushless motors (1 left and 1 right) connected to jet pumps
· ESC (electronic speed controller)
· Water-cooling loop
One aspect of the project will explore various control techniques and also develop a methodology to model the boat in specific conditions.
The second aspect is an IMS (Integrity Monitoring System). This is an independent subsystem and includes a sensors, a control PCB and will use a PSoC as a micro-controller. The purpose to develop a failsafe sensory system to detect water egress into the vehicle.
Hardware and software gadgets that can be integrated into the existing vehicle electronics bay.
Lab allocations have not been finalised