||Human Powered Submarine
Controls Development and Testing 2006-2007
Andrew Dion and Randen Baker with the Human Powered Submarine during Thrust
Testing at the Maine Maritine Academy pool in the fall.
Tyler Jolicoeur and Andrew Dion preparing an apparatus to test Drag on the
Submarine this fall down in Castine.
Newly welded stuffing box designed to waterproof the electronics for the submarine controls
Three of the four finn connectors that will be mounted to the stuffing box in order to waterproof
the electroncs, while allowing the servo's to move the fin directions
Tyler and Andrew in the Tow Tank hooking up the submarine to the connector rods
in order to test the submarine lift based on speed.
Randen and Andrew hooking up the load cells to the rear of the submarine for
lift testing in the UMaine Tow Tank.
Lift Testing Apparatus attached to load cells that was used in the Tow Tank, located in the
Aquaculture Resource Building at the University of Maine, Orono
Rear View of the HPS attached to the Tow Tank carriage at the University of Maine, Orono
Tyler hooking up the electronics for for lift testing on the Human Powered
Submarine in the UMaine Tow Tank
The Human Powered Submarine passing past a built in window
during lift testing in the UMaine Tow Tank
The Human Powered Submarine during lift testing in the UMaine Tow Tank
A picture of the Manual Control set-up in the back cone. The fins are connected to the two
aluminum flatbar plates, which are controled by the push-pull handlebar cable design
An inside glimpse of the Submarine's manual control handles connected to the
push-pull cables leading back to the cone.
A view of the completed stuffing box on which to mount the servo's and electronics to
keep the system water-proof and the controls reliable.
One of the four fin connectors that will be mounted on the stuffing box to keep the servo's
waterproof and functional to control the HPS directional fins.
An image of the computer board being built with servo connection and water-tight gasket installed.
The circuit board will eliminate the need for all the wasted space of the hobey boxes.
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