Title

BIOSwimmer

Faculty Advisor

Chernova, Sonia

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Abstract

Sponsored by the Advanced Systems Group at Boston Engineering Corporation (BEC), this MQP aims to assist BEC with the Phase II development of the Biomimetic-In-Oil Swimmer (BIOSwimmer). BIOSwimmer is an autonomous underwater vehicle designed to inspect the filled compartments of oil tankers for contraband. The project team verified the Phase I results and performed a detailed evaluation of potential sonar units with the cooperation of vendors. Test plans and flowcharts for software modules were created to help in the next phase of testing different sonar units and running integration tests. The project team explored how to interface between commercial-off-the-shelf object detection software and the inspection sonar system on the vehicle.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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