2017 MATE ROV International

Explorer class 2nd Place

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detail to the mission tasks at hand. The team chose to engineer these features instead of buy commercially because it gave us more freedom to build what is most convenient and user-friendly for the client. 

Special features of BRIAN include custom 3D printed motor mounts, custom Graphical User Interface (GUI), custom attachments built for specific mission tasks, custom-made control box, and a custom waterproof enclosure. All of these custom special features were designed with attention to 

For more information on BRIAN, you can see our Technical Documentation for the 2017 season under the "About" tab on the website. BRIAN will be used by the Sea Sweepers in the 2017 MATE International Competition in Long Beach, California in the Explorer Class.

to simplify wiring and serviceability inside the tube. 

BRIAN

designed to be flush with the frame. BRIAN is entirely custom-designed by the Sea Sweepers' engineers and custom-programmed by our software engineers. Everything about it is 100% unique.

The control box features our custom GUI (on the right), a four-camera display (on the left), two three-axis joysticks, various switches to control things such as motor power, valve turners, an electromagnet, and lights. It has separate inputs for DC and AC power, and another separate output for the tether (communication and power) to the vehicle.

The vehicle itself features a CAD designed frame, motor mounts, camera housings, and light housings. It also features a six-inch electronics housing with custom designed end-caps. Inside the electronics housing are PCBs which were designed by the team's electrical engineers in order 

Building on their success from the 2016 season, the Sea Sweepers designed an ROV similar in concept to the vehicle but with many improvements they saw possible from the past season. For the 2017 ROV season, the Sea Sweepers built a new and improved vehicle, BRIAN, with a completely upgraded control box system. We continued our risk-taking strategy from last year by using the latest technology to build the most advanced system we have ever designed. Similarly to last year, our frame used a high density polyethylene material. This year, the frame was designed with side plates instead of top and bottom plates, allowing motors to be 

Special features of BRIAN include custom 3D printed motor mounts, custom Graphical User Interface (GUI), custom attachments built for specific mission tasks, custom-made control box, and a custom waterproof enclosure. All of these custom special features were designed with attention to detail to the mission tasks at hand. The team chose to engineer these features instead of buy commercially because it gave us more freedom to build what is most convenient and user-friendly for the client.