Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV)

Spring 2013

Team Members (resumes attached):

Chris Johnson

Bradley Lesher

Timothy Hahn

Michael LaPuma

Stanton Coffey

Haole (Lee) Guo

Clayton Stagg

Matthew Hinson

Text Box: Meeting Minutes:
June 4th, 2013
-	Finalized Journal paper
-	Continued working on the assembly of the cannons
-	Ordered two more cameras necessary for the tracking of the deployable rover and for detecting hoop which we will fire nerf darts through
June 2nd, 2013
-	Conducted outdoor water test. Test was primarily intended to evaluate new camera performance in sunny, outdoor condition. Also to evaluate the performance of the craft in water that was not still and free of surface disturbances
-	ASV successfully navigated the course and cameras functioned well in the outdoor light conditions.
May 28th, 2013
-	Continued to work on cannons
-	Finished the transfer of electronic components from old case to new case
-	Readied the ASV for outdoor water test to be conducted on June 2
May 21st, 2013
-	Began assembling cannons. Using PVC pope as expansion chamber with a solenoid operated quick-acting butterfly valve to release compressed air
-	Continued working on transferring electronics from old case to new case
May 7th, 2013
-	Continued working on electronics case
-	Continued work on navigation algorithm, specifically case for finding and making contact with platform for ball retrieval task
April 30th, 2013
-	Placed an order for UV and IR filters to be used for camera which will track movement of rover
-	Began drilling and cutting holes in new electronics case
-	Began mounting connectors for lines in and out of new electronics case 
April 23rd, 2013
-	Made improvements to deployment ramp by adding stops to prevent over extension
-	Finalized planes for cannon system to fire nerf darts
-	Worked on navigation algorithm
April 21st, 2013
-	Tested ASV in ODU pool
-	Tested navigation and ramp deployment
-	Craft navigated a course successfully and deployed the ramp to the edge of the pool
April 16th, 2013
-	Have deployment ramp built by Saturday the 20th 
-	Set up next boat test for Sunday the 21st to test the boat outdoors and see if vision changes and test the deployment ramp
-	Planning the competition challenge of shooting a nerf dart through a hoop
-	Additional competition requirements that are being worked on: Journal, Video, and team T-shirts

April 2nd, 2013
-	Scheduled to test the new boat April 14th
-	Determined additional tasks to complete
-	Determined additional parts needed for the retrieval of the deployment vehicle
-	Set a goal to have the frame of the boat built and the electronics transferred over by April 9th 
March 26th, 2013
-	Discussed design alternatives of a new boat since we are not getting the new pontoons
-	Came up with a final Design
-	Determined a time to meet to begin building the new boat
March 4th, 2013
-	Demonstration of Deployment Roverís navigation ability
-	Discussed the planned process of building the new boat
February 26th, 2013
-	Review of old boat code to determine changes that may want to be added
-	Determine thrust to turn the new boat to change in programming.
-	Add logic to determine when to launch deployment mechanism.
-	Adjust navigation logic. 
February 19th, 2013
-	AHP continued
-	Ordered parts have started to come in
February 12th, 2013
-	Finalizing deployment mechanism dimensions
-	Need to mount camera on the old boat and drill a hole in the water proof case for USB cord.
-	The programming for the old boats two cameras needs to be changed to one wide angle lens camera
-	AHP: Consolidating similar new hull designs into 3 ideas
February 5th, 2013 
-	Start transferring code from visual to Code Block
-	Lego prototype of new deployment mechanism (document designs)
-	CAD drawing of deployment mechanism is nearly complete 
-	Discussed AHP and alternative ideas for new hull design
January 29th, 2013 
-	Discussed parts ordering for next week
-	Old boat needs camera mounted and programmed
-	Interface of programing with code block needs to be visual basic
-	February 23rd water test of old boat at rec center pool
-	Battery life of deployable car
-	AHP-Pairwise Comparison
January 22nd, 2013 
-	New preliminary rules for the 2013 competition.
-	Some parts have been ordered. Working on paper work (tax exempt etc.) for other parts. Another parts list was started.
-	Discussed testing times and locations for testing the old and new boat. Rec center and pond near odu
-	Divided into 3 sub teams
1.	Programming
2.	New rover deployment
3.	Wiring
January 15th, 2013
-	Budget issues that occurred over winter break. Our budget was approved but the money was never deposited into the ASV account
-	An order list was given and sent through odu for purchase of materials.
-	Discussion of AHP


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