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  • Barracuda

    BarracudaBarracuda's design aimed to return to a compact structure like that of Blackghost, without compromising the capabilities of the vehicle. However, additional requirements were placed upon the design, including hot-swappable batteries, easy transportation (1-man portable), and most importantly, to be reliable. Keeping all areas of the team involved in the design process was also important, so that all the required specifications could be met. more...

     

    Red Herring

    Development Vehicle CAD DrawingThe design of Red Herring began after the SAUC-E ’09 competition following the problems that were experienced with Blackghost. Over the previous couple of years, with Blackghost and Big Bertha, the team had experienced a number of problems with reliability which limited the amount of software testing and development that could be done. This had left the software development far behind where it needed to be to achieve the goals of reaching the Arctic. To solve this problem Red Herring was designed and built as a much larger and simpler vehicle than Blackghost to provide a more reliable software development platform. more...

     

    Blackghost

    Development Vehicle CAD DrawingBlackghost, is the second AUV that the team has built in three years. Construction of the design was started in October 2007 and it was completed for the 2008 SAUC-E competition in July. Over the academic year 2008-09 the vehicle has underwent a number of improvements, including new thrusters, a new battery module and a new software architecture. more...

     

    Big Bertha

    Big Bertha ImageBig Bertha was the first vehicle that the team built in the academic 2006-07 and was entered into the 2007 SAUC-E competition. Its construction taught the team many valuable lessons which were built on during the construction of the next vehicle, Blackghost. more...