Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Abstract

Each year, thousands of pounds of marine litter are lost at sea. This marine litter not only causes harm to the aquatic ecosystem, but makes up billions of dollars of lost revenue. With methods of 3D data collection becoming cheaper and more prevalent, a solution to recover lost items is more possible than ever. This report outlines our contribution to solving this problem by providing a detailed analysis of a constructed prototype that utilizes sonar in conjunction with a visualization program, an amplification circuit, and a mobile flotation platform to map the bottom of a water body. Ideally, man-made discrepancies discovered by this device will alert the end user, allowing for them to continually manage the amount of marine litter that ends up lost, and prevent it from getting larger.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-13

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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