Submitted by prteam on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 19:13
As the new semester starts, CUAUV has been working hard on completing the 2012 vehicle, Killick. The team had finished preparing the major parts of the vehicle!
The picture shows the front end cap, valve enclosure, track bulk heads, thruster modification, collar, end cap, pistons, and camera enclosures.
Submitted by prteam on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 20:19
Welcome back everyone! CUAUV is glad to be back to Cornell for the spring 2012 semester. We hope this semester will be as eventful and successful as we come closer to the AUVSI/ONR Underwater Vehicle competition. Stay tuned for more updates.
Submitted by prteam on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 21:49
Click on the link below to view CUAUV's 2011 Fall Newsletter and learn about the team's progress!
2011 Fall Newsletter
Submitted by prteam on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 22:29
We are now into the last week of classes. So far, much progress has been made by the different teams of CUAUV. We were able to complete most of the semester’s goals and are planning ahead for the spring semester.
We wish everyone good luck on the exams and wonderful holidays!
Submitted by prteam on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 21:32
On November 20, 2011, CUAUV hosted its annual Open Pool Test at Teagle Pool, showcasing its 2011 competition vehicle, Drekar, to the public. The audience was treated to light refreshments as they watched Drekar glide through obstacle courses, shoot torpedoes, and complete image recognition tasks. Thank you to everyone who came to the Open Pool Test, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in our future promotional events!
Pool test flyer
Submitted by prteam on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 00:42
|This year's vehicle frame was designed with the idea that nothing should be mounted via bracket, but rather directly to the frame. By doing this, a light weight aerospace style frame was designed around the mounting locations of all necessary components, resulting in the lightest frame in team history.
The frame comes in just under 2.5 pounds, nearly one sixth the weight of last year's frame. The frame was CNC cut from plate stock, lending itself to have a low cost of manufacturing compared to even a box frame. The frame consists of 5 solid pieces, forming 5 sides of a box, making this structure rigid and apt for our needs.
The mechanical team is in good shape and is expecting to have the majority of the essential components machined before winter break.
The electrical team is on pace to send out a large number of boards to be printed before Thanksgiving break.
The software team is continuing to test in the pool using last year's vehicle, Drekar. A new vision algorithm is being tested with great results.
Submitted by prteam on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 19:55
On the 22nd of October, CUAUV along with a research group from SUNY Cortland, and members of the Ithaca High School Robotics Team boarded the Floating Classroom Project and set course for the mouth of Cayuga Lake. The purpose of our visit was to observe the effectiveness of an herbicide in deterring the spread of Hydrilla, an invasive plant species, to the mouth of Cayuga Lake. The vehicle was deployed in two locations and sent to a maximum depth of 12 meters in order to observe the lake bottom. No Hydrilla was seen from our dives; additionally, it appeared that other plant life remained unaffected by the herbicide. Our vehicle's voyage concluded by inspecting the propeller of the Floating Classroom Project.
Here is a video containing footage taken by the vehicle:
For more information on the Floating Classroom Project, click on the link below:
Submitted by prteam on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:29
CUAUV collaborated with Diversity Programs in Engineering and hosted a balloon-powered boat event for students outside of the Cornell community. With the help of CUAUV team members, students were able to build a boat propelled by balloons and learned the concepts behind the propulsion. They worked in CUAUV’s lab workspace and had an opportunity to learn about the team and last year’s competition vehicle.
As we are currently working on the design of our vehicle this year, we have finalized the date for the Open Pool Test to be November 20th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. The Open Pool Test gives the Cornell and Ithaca community an opportunity to see last year’s vehicle maneuver through an obstacle course similar to the one at the competition.
Submitted by prteam on Sun, 09/25/2011 - 16:33
Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to our 12 new members. Team profile information can be found on the Subgroups Page.
Submitted by prteam on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 21:34
This year, CUAUV had the privilege to be a part of AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2011 Symposium. The event is a premier forum for reviewing, assessing, and discussing the current state of the unmanned systems industry. More than 6,500 attendees from over 40 countries participated in the conference, which took place August 16th to August 19th in Washington, DC.
The team had its own exhibit at the convention, which afforded us the opportunity to connect with our sponsors such as Seacon, Lockheed and Martin, Solidworks, Microstrain, PNI, Pelican Storm Case, Maxon, and Teledyne. CUAUV also mingled with fellow teams such as SONIA AUV from Quebec, Robotics @ Maryland from the University of Maryland, and URI AUV from the University of Rhode Island. More pictures available in the photo gallery!