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Project:  Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration
Disciplines:  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering
Mentor:  Andrew Klesh, (JPL), Andrew.T.Klesh@jpl.nasa.gov, Phone: (818) 354-4104
Background:  The Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration (BRUIE) is a autonomous robotic vehicle capable of traveling under lake and marine ice, and carrying multiple instruments to explore the ice-water interface and surrounding area. The project is in the middle of a multi-year effort to develop new capabilities for the ocean environment, including variable buoyancy, increased autonomy, and incorporation of new subsystems and designs.
Description:  Interns supporting BRUIE will assist in novel subsystem design and testing in the mechanical, electrical, and software realms. Previous students integrated a SLAM electrical system, developed the mechanical subsystem for internal components, and designed new onboard instrumentation. A focus for this summer will be integration of new components and subsystems for variable buoyancy and an electronics revamp.
References:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY5WQG3-3mo
Student Requirements: 
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: Yes.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

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Problems with or questions about submitting an AO?  Call Jen Manglos of the Student-Faculty Programs Office at (626) 395-2885.
 
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