Project Title: Design and implementation of simple sound based location position underwater subsystem
Background. (Please include a general scene-setting overview of the project – targeted at the non-specialist)
The original project aim was to design and implement a subsystem to detect and possibly track an ROV at a depth of 30m in the vicinity of the helicopter deck of the ex-HMS Scylla in Whitsand By. A bubble curtain emission system was to be designed and attached to the ROV, and test data were to be gathered by using a simple low-cost sonar system.
Expected Outcomes. (Please include a specification for the expected outcomes of this project when undertaken by an average student. e.g. ‘The aim of this project is to design and ….’)
The revised aim of this project is to build a subsystem to detect an underwater bubble curtain generation system – a proof of concept study to assess the appropriateness of bubble generation as a means of locating stranded, power-less ROVs or divers in difficulty. A commercial off-the-shelf “fish finding”sonar unit will be used to locate the simple bubble release system, which will be located on the bottom of the EESE Department’s Basement Water tank. The bubbles generated will be shown as a sharp image on the graph displayed on the fish finder. There will be two parts to this subsystem: the “fish finder” sonar unit and the bubble curtain generation system. With the generation system mounted onto an appropriate – and moveable – object on the tank bottom, a number of data collection trials will be undertaken to investigate object tracking and varying bubble density.
Fallback and Rebuild Position. (Students sometimes have difficulty in delivering the stated outcomes. Using bullet points, please list a suitable set of minimal target objectives.)
· Develop bubble generation system, ready for immersion in the Departmental tank
· Demonstrate object location using the bubble generation system
Enhancement Position. (It is anticipated that many students will achieve the expected outcomes stated above. Using bullet points, please list a suitable set of achievable enhancement objectives.)
· To demonstrate the bubble curtain concept in an external (i.e. non-tank-based) underwater setting
· Enhanced image to show the location of the curtain generation unit.
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
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