Developing a remote controlled vehicle for environmental studies

Carl Steidley, Rafic A. Bachnak, Wien Lohatchit, Alexey Sadovski, Gary Jeffress

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Abstract

Water quality data collection in shallow water areas can be a challenging task. Obstacles encountered in such environments include difficulty in covering large territories and the presence of inaccessible areas due to a variety of reasons such as a soft bottom or contamination. There is also a high chance of disturbing the test area while placing the sensors. This paper describes a NASA-funded project, which has had a great deal of student involvement and is currently in the test phase, to develop a remote-controlled, shallow-draft vehicle designed as a supplemental tool for our studies of the South Texas Coastal waters. The system transmits environmental data wirelessly via a radio to a docking and control station in real-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event34th Annual Frontiers in Education: Expanding Educational Opportunities Through Partnerships and Distance Learning - Conference Proceedings, FIE - Savannah, GA, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2004Oct 23 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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