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  • News Archive

    Here you'll find all the news we've posted to the website:

     

    • 14/10/2015: Squash (Main Introductory Event) Plans for our squash (read: main introductory event) have been confirmed:   When is it?   Saturday (17th Oct) at 3 pm. We should be around till at least 4:00 pm, so you can drop in later if you ne anr32
    • 07/10/2015: 2015 We're recruiting! CAUV is always open to new members and we're open to everyone but with the new year starting we'll be holding a number of events to help make it easier to get involved.   For starters, we will be hol anr32
    • 07/10/2014: old 2014 squash info [old 2014 info, see above for 2015 details!]   jeb90
    • 06/10/2014: Get Involved. We're looking for new team members... [old 2014 info, see above for 2015 details!]   CAUV is always open to new members and we're open to everyone but with the new year starting we'll be holding a number of events to help make it easier simon
    • 27/09/2014: SAUC-E 2014 - Congratulations ENSTA Bretagne and Bremen Congratulations to the ENSTA Bretagne and Bremen teams who won SAUC-E 2014, the first time that two teams have been awarded joint victors!   The competition, held between the 20th and 26th September, simon
    • 21/03/2014: Successful Testing Today we had a successful day of testing with Barracuda in the river Cam outside the back of the engineering department. A good test of our new electronics rack with four Odroids and a Beaglebond.   H simon
    • 01/10/2013: SAUC-E 2013 - A Roundup (We Won!)   This year SAUC-E 2013 has been a huge success for CAUV. For the first time in the society's history, we've come away with 1st place! We also claimed the competition's 'innovation award', reflecting jeb90
    • 04/10/2012: CUSU Societies Fair & Freshers Squash As always, this year CAUV attended the CUSU societies fair - a huge collection of hundreds of university societies and groups, advertising themselves to new students of the university. The CAUV team jeb90
    • 02/08/2012: CAUV on NATO TV CAUV has featured heavily in the NATO coverage of the SAUC-E competition, with our very own Ralph Barton taking the starring role!     andy
    • 25/07/2012: SAUC-E 2012 – a roundup   This has been a huge year for CAUV. With stronger industry support than ever before, we set about the design and build of Barracuda, a new vehicle to meet CAUV’s long term goals. The ambitiou ralph
    • 12/07/2012: Barracuda qualifies for the finals! CAUV has just qualified for SAUC-E 2012! This means that we will be able to take part in the finals tomorrow, where teams get 30 minute or 1 hour slots for their vehicle autonomously navigate the unde ralph
    • 10/07/2012: Barracuda at SAUC-E 2012 in Italy The weeks of assembly, months of manufacture and intensive year of design are finally bearing fruit! After four days soldering, scripting and sculpting buoyancy foam under the Italian sun, we finally ralph
    • 06/07/2012: CAUV arrives at SAUC-E The team has arrived at the SAUC-E competition in Italy. We're working hard on getting the AUV ready for testing and competition practice.    Keep up with all our latest news via our Twitter feed whci andy
    • 15/06/2012: Construction of Barracuda AUV gets under way Fervent  progress has been taking place in the Cambridge engineering department project room this last week: the physical construction of our new Barracuda AUV has gotten underway in earnest.   With t ralph
    • 18/03/2012: Upcoming CAUV IMechE Talk! We're busy preparing for a talk we're giving on Thursday (22nd March) in the University of Cambridge Engineering Department about the history of CAUV and what we've got planned for the future! The tal andy
    • 18/03/2012: CAUV at Oceanology This week CAUV attended Oceanology with our waterproof connector sponsor, Fischer Connectors in London's ExCeL centre.   This fantasic opportunity allowed the team to show off the latest parts of our andy
    • 11/02/2012: Pressure sensors with ARM micro validated This week was marked with the successful demonstration of one of our key bits of custom hardware: the pressure sensors for Barracuda. Unlike our earlier, more rudimentary designs, these exceptionally ralph
    • 17/01/2012: First batch of Barracuda parts arrive from Cambridge Precision This morning the CAUV team received the first batch of parts for Barracuda’s hull, beautifully machined by sponsor Cambridge Precision.   With the arrival of these components the team takes a le ralph
    • 11/12/2011: Michaelmas Blitz Week 2011 Once again CAUV assembled last Monday for the first blitz week of the academic year. As temperatures plummeted the software team took to the river to test their new code. All the time spent working on ralph
    • 15/11/2011: Sonar testing at Gildenburgh On Wednesday 5th November CAUV returned to Gildenburgh water with CUUEG, the university SCUBA society. This time we had the Tritech Gemini sonar mounted on the front of Red Herring and the focus was d ralph
    • 14/10/2011: Summer Newsletter Find out about CAUV's progress over the summer vacation in the Summer 2011 newsletter! Featuring the CAD of Barracuda (our next vehicle), sponsors old and new, and our plans for the coming year.   Old ralph
    • 09/10/2011: CUSU Freshers Fair 2011 The 4th & 5th of October saw the CUSU 'Freshers Fair' - a huge collection of hundreds of university societies and groups, advertising themselves to new students of the university. The CAUV team ran a ralph
    • 09/10/2011: Gildenburgh Water with the University SCUBA Society In an exciting new collaboration, CUUEG (The university SCUBA society) and CAUV teamed up to dive in Gildenburgh Water - a diving centre with plenty of interesting underwater features to explore.   Ha ralph
    • 01/10/2011: CAUV "Blitzternships" come to an end and manufacture of Barracuda begins This year, for the first time ever, CAUV has used summer placements to design a highly integrated AUV. The internships and UROP provided by ARM and Autonomy have allowed much more sustained design wo ralph
    • 28/09/2011: Tritech provides powerful new Gemini 720i Multibeam Sonar John Smith from Tritech visited Cambridge last week to demonstrate one of Tritech's multibeam sonar products to the CAUV team. As well as introducing the team to the capabilities of the sonar, it prov ralph
    • 05/08/2011: Photos from SAUC-E 2011 Here's a selection of our favourite photos from SAUC-E 2011. Enjoy! For more CAUV photos check out our Gallery page and for some video's we've made check out the Videos page.   andy
    • 01/08/2011: VPS.NET sponsors CAUV! We're proud to announce a brand new sponsor of Cambridge AUV -- VPS.NET. VPS.NET offer no-hassle, scalable, reliable cloud and VPS hosting. VPS.net is the leader in next generation VPS web hosting. Bu andy
    • 15/07/2011: SAUC-E 2011 - a roundup     Our performance in testing left the team excited for the semi finals of SAUC-E. Unfortunately as the AUV was being assembled for the semi final run one of the wires got caught, causing it to shor ralph
    • 09/07/2011: CAUV Reaches the Semi Finals For the last two days the focus at SAUC-E has been on the qualifying runs to progress to the semi finals. While one team sadly failed to make it through, and others left it very late, CAUV successfull simon
    • 05/07/2011: Successful First Few Days at SAUC-E After an early morning start on Sunday all the team and equipment arrived safely in Italy and the team's enthusiasm to do well this year was immediately obvious on Monday, with Red Herring first to en simon
    • 04/07/2011: Follow CAUV on Twitter! Keep up with all the latest developments from the CAUV team as we compete in the SAUC-E competition in Italy!   Follow us: @CambridgeAUV andy
    • 02/07/2011: CAUV Heads to SAUC-E '11 This morning the Cambridge AUV team started the journey to SAUC-E 2011, with two of the team members left driving a car full of all our equipment and Red Herring. The rest of the team will fly out tom simon
    • 21/06/2011: Video Diary 2011 Released! Check out what the Cambridge AUV team have been up to this year -- now in video form! Keep your eyes open for a sneak preview of the concept design we're working on for our 2012 AUV.       Assembly o andy
    • 16/06/2011: New computers arrive from SECO   This week CAUV took a big step forward with the arrival of the first components specifically ordered for its new vehicle, two SECO nITX-ION BEBBA computers. These highly compact boards, kindly prov ralph
    • 05/06/2011: New mission control system tested This weekend the CAUV team tested the new mission control system: "CRIMSON", a system to manage the completion of different underwater challenges with automatic decision making."True autonomy has alwa ralph
    • 26/04/2011: CAUV Enters SAUC-E 2011 CAUV has now entered the 2011 SAUC-E competition which will be hosted at the NATO Underwater Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy from the 4th - 11th July. Entries are still open so the final list of e simon
    • 29/03/2011: Lent blitz week 2011: Summary Over the last week we have made a lot of progress towards our immediate goal of maximum achievement in SAUC-E this summer. The installation of the new thruster speed controllers removed the last major ralph
    • 24/03/2011: Software testing in the river carries on into the night With blitz week now in full swing, our software team have finally had the much needed opportunity to test recently developed software. For several days now, we have had the AUV running in the river Ca ralph
    • 24/03/2011: Major Steps in Electronics Development As well as building a completely new mechanical hull over the next year, we will also take a fresh look at the electronic systems and replace many of the old components that have been used for the las ralph
    • 21/03/2011: Lent Blitz Week 2011 off to a flying start Despite a long term with exams looming, CAUV members could barely wait for the start of Lent blitz week, so much so that many didn’t! The preceding weekend saw a thorough burn-in test for our ne ralph
    • 20/03/2011: CAUV starts design on new vehicle This year we have started to develop our next generation vehicle; following our plan to return to a more compact form factor having used Red Herring as a test hull. The new concept will be a much more simon
    • 15/03/2011: Winter Newsletter Catch up with the latest CAUV developments in our Winter newsletter, including information about our new concept design, new sponsors and new teams members!       Click here to read old newsletters   andy
    • 15/12/2010: Michaelmas Blitz Week 2010 Over the last week members of the CAUV team have stayed behind in Cambridge to work on the project during blitz week. Some glitches in the software delayed testing slightly, but with the enthusiastic andy
    • 21/11/2010: Red Herring Swims Again Despite the chill in the air, on Saturday 20th November, Red Herring took to the water for the first time since returning from Italy. The test was a success, allowing the new team members to see t andy
    • 04/10/2010: CAUV at Freshers Fair CAUV will be at the Cambridge Freshers Fair on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October. If you're interested in finding out more about us or joining the team then come along and speak to us or contact u andy
    • 01/10/2010: Meet The 2011 Team A new academic year has begun and unfortunately some of the more experienced members of the team graduated last year so the team has a new look this year. It is growing ever stronger and we have our e andy
    • 08/07/2010: CAUV Appear on NATO TV The CAUV team has featured in the coverage of the SAUC-E 2010 competition on NATO TV. The first part of the report is now available on-line and can be viewed on the nato tv website. You can follow t andy
    • 04/07/2010: CAUV Wins Best Paper Prize at SAUC-E In this year's awards ceremony, CAUV received the prize for the best technical paper. You can read our paper here. andy
    • 04/07/2010: SAUC-E 2010 Qualification and Final Qualification for the final of the SAUC-E competition took place on Friday and Saturday. After successfully negotiating one of the validation gates, CAUV's vehicle, Red Herring, successfully reached andy
    • 30/06/2010: SAUC-E 2010 Practice Sessions After three days of testing, things are going well. The mechanics team have continued to vastly improve their assembly time while the software team have fine tuned the vehicle's control loops.   A andy