Jun 22, 2018
The objective of this project is to fabricate and test an autonomous scale model of the FAU human powered submarine. That can replicate the course laid out by the International Submarine Race (ISR) and the European International Submarine Races (EISR).
Its purpose is to create a scale model of the human powered submarine at Florida Atlantic University. This model will allow for testing of different fin, propeller and hull designs without having to make the full-scale product then waiting to test in the ocean with a team of 5. The completed model it will be able to run in a 24-foot by 26-foot pool. To replicate the human input the propeller and fins will be powered by DC motors and controlled using an Arduino Uno. This project will allow for more designs to be tested and data collected which will increase the performance of the FAU submarine team. This project will have and test 6 ceramic bearings to see how they perform submerged and under a load force produced by the fins.