Team Hornet: SAUVC 18

Team Hornet: SAUVC 18

From strangers to teammates you have to trust in to deliver an autonomous underwater vehicle with a limited budget from scratch in less than 8 months, the journey the hornet members have taken is definitely not an easy one. Many challenges were being faced along the...
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...