Event Title

Development of a Flow Totalization System for a Buoyancy Controlled Vehicle

Mentor 1

Thomas Consi

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

24-4-2015 3:45 PM

Description

In order to properly control a buoyancy controlled vehicle, a system must be developed to monitor the amount of fluid in the device’s internal and external tanks. Knowing the precise amount of fluid in each tank is crucial to prevent overfilling and damaging the vehicle. A system was developed using two commercial unidirectional flow rate sensors and an Arduino microprocessor. This research involved both the programming of the microprocessor and determining where best to install the flow sensors to ensure accurate results. Initial testing revealed that the process can produce results, however the data is sporadic and subject to heavy interference. Overall this research is ongoing and we are currently investigating ways of improving the quality of the data.

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Apr 24th, 2:30 PM Apr 24th, 3:45 PM

Development of a Flow Totalization System for a Buoyancy Controlled Vehicle

Union Wisconsin Room

In order to properly control a buoyancy controlled vehicle, a system must be developed to monitor the amount of fluid in the device’s internal and external tanks. Knowing the precise amount of fluid in each tank is crucial to prevent overfilling and damaging the vehicle. A system was developed using two commercial unidirectional flow rate sensors and an Arduino microprocessor. This research involved both the programming of the microprocessor and determining where best to install the flow sensors to ensure accurate results. Initial testing revealed that the process can produce results, however the data is sporadic and subject to heavy interference. Overall this research is ongoing and we are currently investigating ways of improving the quality of the data.