Submitted by prteam on Sun, 10/31/2010 - 15:22
As part of the CUAUV team's community outreach activities, 9 of our team members participated in 'Into the Streets', a student directed program of the Cornell Public Service Center that promotes commitment to public service among college students on Saturday, October 30.
As a part of 'Into the Streets', our team members took part in the public service event 'Lighten Up Tompkins', an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. The event involved hundreds of volunteers distributing bags containing energy saving tips and products such as energy-efficient light bulbs to 5000 homes across the county. The experience provided team members a worthwhile way to give back to the community and further interact across subteams.
Submitted by prteam on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 10:53
The CUAUV engineering project team hosted a workshop for prospective students on Monday, October 18. In addition to receiving a presentation on the team and the lab, the students had the opportunity to engage in many hands-on activities to better acquaint themselves with the vehicle.
Students observed the read-outs from the vehicle when the hydrophones were set at different frequencies by the team and were also able to twist the hydrophone and move around the pinger to see how the angle reading changed. Students had a chance to examine torpedoes made from different materials and predict how they would be fired from the launcher. Lastly, with the software subteam's vision demonstration, students witnessed how the vehicle's shape recognition software worked.
Submitted by prteam on Sat, 10/23/2010 - 18:53
The CUAUV team held its first pool test of the fall semester on Sunday, October 17. This pool test was spent configuring the Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), which records the velocity of the vehicle. The DVL was installed in last year's competition vehicle, Tachyon, for the test. Pictures are included in the Fall 2010 image gallery.
On Friday, September 24 CUAUV celebrated their first-place finish at the annual international AUVSI competition with the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association. The team presented the vehicle to alumni and had the opportunity to speak to them about upcoming projects for the year.
Submitted by prteam on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 20:13
Top row: Dan Losowyj, Kuen-Kuen Sim, Jeff Heidel, Scott Franklin, Peter Gu
Bottom row: Neha Sahay, Katie Risvold, Mayda Dorak, Brook Du, Dave Kelly, Markus Burkardt
Not pictured: Lisa Fawcett
Thanks to everyone who applied and congratulations to our new members! Team profile information can be found on the Subgroups Page.
Submitted by prteam on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 00:38
Thanks everyone for coming out to our Info Sessions!
Some important dates in the recruitment time line are as follows:
Friday, Sept 10: Applications due by 6:00pm to Upson 108
Friday-Saturday, Sept 10-11: You'll hear back from the team
Saturday-Tuesday, Sept 11-14: Interviews (In the ELL, basement of Upson)
Saturday-Sunday, Sept 18-19: Training
Also for those who have misplaced the application, we have included the documents online:
We look forward to reading your applications!
Submitted by prteam on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 14:12
Are you interested in building a robotic submarine? Do you want to get involved in an internationally-recognized, hands-on engineering project? Then you should consider joining CUAUV! The team will be hosting recruitment info sessions during the next two weeks of classes. Applications will be given out during our info sessions, and will be due Sept. 10, 2010. For more information, see CUAUV recruiting.
Submitted by prteam on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 02:47
The CUAUV engineering project team is very excited to announce their first place finish! Our final run during the international AUVSI competition went nearly perfectly. We hit the targeted buoy, got both torpedoes into the correct window, and dropped both markers in the proper bins, following pipes and passing over hedges along the way. After the second hedge, however, Tachyon stopped and held its position until our run time had expired. Later analysis suggests that one of the hydrophones boards encountered a fluke error and crashed. Ironically, this happened during our last run yet the hydrophone system has worked flawlessly for several months.
Even with the unexpected hydrophones behavior, we completed a relatively significant portion of the course, earning us first place. We look forward to applying what we learned this year to the creation of our next vehicle.
Submitted by prteam on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 02:07
The AUVSI foundation have been posting a few recaps from the 2010 international AUV competition; these can be found on the AUVSI Foundation YouTube account or the AUV competition website.
The day one recap covers Friday, the first day of qualifying rounds, and the day two recap covers Saturday, the second day of qualifiers.
The day three recap covers the finals on Sunday.
Finally, to hold everyone over until the official scoresheets are released by the AUVSI, CUAUV presents our records of the competition scoreboard and schedule. While we believe our ranking information and schedule to be accurate, the score tallies are only our best estimations; we do not know exactly how much partial credit judges awarded for certain tasks nor the static judging scores.
The standings are available in the original ODS spreadsheet format or the XLS spreadsheet format.
For convenience, we also have this data in (somewhat messier) tables on this site.
A few notes about the notation used:
P/S/O Wpn = Primary weapon, Secondary weapon, weapon of Opportunity, respectively.
Buoy = hit any buoy (500 points)
Buoys = hit correct two buoys in order (1500 points)
Water = went in the water, but received no points
None = skipped their run
Submitted by prteam on Sun, 07/18/2010 - 16:44
For those of you who have not been following twitter, Tachyon performed very well in our practice earlier today. Our first attempt was a nearly perfect run, hitting both the yellow and orange buoy, shooting both torpedoes into the blue window and dropping markers into the clipper and axe bins.
We then tried an untethered autonomous that had to be cut short when Tachyon strafed into the wall after passing the hedge. The problem was concluded to be a missed pipe followed by a slightly miscalculated heading angle. These problems have been fixed for our final run at 4:15pm.
Make sure to follow our final run on the webcast!