The Fly-by-Wire Team is responsible
for physical changes, improvements to, and the controlling of the
HPS. This team will design an autopilot system to control movements of the HPS during propulsion. The
autopilot system will allow for electronic control of the HPS. This will allow the operator to focus primarily
on propulsion during competition. This team will also find ways to make the sub as neutrally buoyant and
hydrodynamic as possible.
Jason Cutter, Zach Weinman, Ian Oneill, Zach Ferry, and Dan Huber
The Dynamometer Design Team will
design and build a dynamometer for the HPS. The dynamometer
will test the thrust, drag, and lift of the HPS. Tests will allow the team to fine-tune the performance
aspects of the HPS. This will ultimately help to determine the optimum design.
Will Darling and Jason Collins
The Modeling Team will develop
computer modeling programs to determine theoretical performance and
effects of theoretical design changes for the HPS. To do this, a scaled model of the HPS will be built and
tested in conjunction with a wind tunnel to calculate drag forces and estimate performance, including
speed and steering.