DATE: Wed. 21 November 2012

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Room EN4000 (Engineering Board Room) S.J. Carew Building, MUN

A presentation by David Shea, B. Eng.

In early 2012 Marine Robotics Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland completed its final testing program for the SQX-500 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The SQX-500 is a twin pod design configuration similar to that of the Woods Hole Seabed AUV. However the SQX-500 employs a unique and patent pending vector thrusting system for propulsion and control that results in very high manoeuverability and allows the vehicle to hover. Its principal payloads comprise a side scan sonar system, the L-3 Klein UUV-3500, and a colour video capture system.

David Shea, lead engineer on the development, will present the final design configuration including mission planning and control features of the SQX-500 and its control system, describe the final acceptance testing program and present side scan and video data captured in Conception Bay including some interesting imagery of World War II era shipwrecks near Bell Island.


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