March 2016 – November 2016:
The topic for my undergraduate project was “Develop an autonomous underwater vehicle”.
This topic was broken between myself and a mechanical engineer. I was designated with developing the embedded system and control system. This included all the safety mechanisms, motor controllers and sensors to enable full autonomous travel given predefined instructions.
Unfortunetly the final product never worked as the mechanical system was not watertight and thus the electronics could not be tested on the actual platform. However, numerous experiements were performed on land to ensure the system responded suitably to external disturbances.