System design of an unmanned surface vehicle
Date of Issue2016
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This paper services as author’s Final Year Project repot. The object of the project is to develop the system used for an unmanned surface vehicle (USV). In this report, different systems will be introduced such as propulsion system, navigation system, besides that, several hardware will also be presented. The USV is a vessel that take part in RobotX competition, which is an international marine time competition involving universities all over the world. The author is one of team players of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), he works with other 4 members to build and modify the vessel. His responsibilities is to take care of all the hardware, including mechanical and electrical component, such as batteries, motors, wiring and etc. Since the vehicle contains several units, the author is also working with navigation unit, in this report, a basic research about navigation systems will be presented and the equipment chosen for the USV will also be demonstrated. Important hardware is listed in the report, and different experiments have been conducted to test the equipment, pictures and tables are provided to illustrate the details as much as possible.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University