Project: Human Powered Submarine --
The biggest barrier to successful competition of the Human Powered Submarine Competition is controlling the sub. This may at first seem counter intuitive, but in fact the situation is analogous to a fighter pilot, when wearing scuba gear and pedaling, you just cannot think enough to control the submarine!
Successful competition from UMaine will require a fully automatic control system for the human powered submarine for the 2010 competition in England. This team is responsible for building and testing the control system that is based on the 2009 system and making it dead reliable. You will not succeed unless you plan on spending a lot of time testing, and success is required for a good grade and satisfaction with the end of the class. Testing testing testing. And then build a back up unit.
1. Test demonstration of the Human Powered Submarine being towed in the pool at MMA or UMaine
2. Operational automatic controls for the human powered submarine
3. Scuba certified and race ready team
4. Demonstration of operational submarine in water under manual controls
5. Demonstration of operational submarine in water under automatic control
# Project Team Selection Complete: September 4, 2008
# First Revised Milestones Submitted: September 11, 2008
# Design Notebook Initial sign-off: September 16, 2008
# Plan and schedule for scuba certification and scientific diver certification: September 18, 2008
# Test of manual controls in towed configuration: October 7, 2008
# First web page goes live with introductory page and menu on left. Page must include resumes, individual photos and milestones: October 14, 2008, 2 pm.
# Test of automatic controls in towed configuration showing adaptability to inputs
# Milestone review: November 4th , 2008
# Diver in water in sub November 11th, 2008
# Draft Midterm Report: December 9th , 2008
# Midterm Report due as a PDF posted as a completed web page: December 18th, 11:30 am
# Demonstration of the maneuvering of a the submarine in the pool, with a constant depth
# Lab Cleanup & Infrastructure Project Completed: Maine Day, April 29, 2009
# Open House -- Review of Projects, April 30, 2009, Afternoon
# Final Web Page submitted, for review during final exam period: Monday May 6th, 2009 Noon,
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