The human powered submarine is now in it's fourth year. Teams in the past have designed and built the boat's hull, installed the propulsion system, and investigated the ergonomics of the operator/propulsion interface.
Our job this year is to bring the sub to a race-ready status. This includes installing the life support system, ensuring that all aspects of the boat meet or exceed ISR's safety standards, designing and installing an autopilot control system, and getting the boat in the water.
The race site this year is the David Taylor Model Basin in Carderock, MD. The basin is 7/8 of a mile long, 22 feet deep, and 51 feet wide. It is totally enclosed and fully filtered for particulate matter. This is the tow tank that the US Navy uses to test every new hull design that it considers for construction.
Links to Previous Year's Design Pages