Hornet Pool Testing

Hornet Pool Testing

This blog post seeks to talk about the challenges of testing and potentially ways to improve the productivity of testing. The nature of Hornet, an underwater vehicle that involves hardware and software components to work simultaneously, makes testing challenging. Even...

Hornet Progress

Year 2016 has past and we are now in 2017, nearing SAUVC 2017. There are still many challenges up ahead that we must face. One main issue that we are tackling is computer vision. The colour of the object of interest, which is a red pail (as seen below), does not stay...

Mech Updates

This blog post will be describing the main challenges faced by the mech team from the beginning of pool test till now. Leakage of the main hull. For the main hull, we have decided to use double radial o ring at the fixed end cap and sealing collar to waterproof the...

More test updates

What a year it has been for the Hornet team! With Hornet 2.0 improving after every pool test, it seems that the many pieces of Hornet 2.0 are coming together but we still have some way to go. This upcoming week, Hornet 2.0 will begin testing computer vision. Computer...

Pool test

Figure 1: Hornet 2.0! Pool tests have been ongoing consistently for the past two weeks, with three to four sessions per week. By the end of the first week, the vehicle could move relatively straight and was also able to maintain at a certain depth. However, there were...

Inching towards completion

After getting through the fright of finals, Team Hornet has worked hard to catch up to deadlines. We are slowly seeing the rough shape of our AUV come into picture. Learning along the way, we are trying to transfer our recently acquired skillset to efficiently...