2.019 Design of Ocean Systems

Fall 2005

Schematic of a torpedo-shaped underwater vessel with upward radar beams.
NOAA's Remus AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) is used for shallow water hydrographic surveying. The 2.019 class project is to build and test an autonomous surface vessel capable of tracking AUVs like this one. (Diagram courtesy of NOAA.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of assignments.

Course Description

This course is the completion of the cycle of designing, implementing and testing an ocean system, including hardware and software implementation, that begins with 2.017J. Design lectures are given in hydrodynamics, power and thermal aspects of ocean vehicles, environment, materials and construction for ocean use, electronics, sensors, and actuators. Student teams work within schedule and budget, setting goals, reviewing progress, and making regular and final presentations. Instruction and practice occur in oral and written communication.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .dat.

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Prof. Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
Dr. Franz Hover

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
Lab 1: 3 hours / session
Lab 2: 2 hours / session



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