Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge - Europe (SAUC-E) 2006
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Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge - Europe (SAUC-E) 2006

ORGANIZED BY:


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What is SAUC-E?


Organized by

How it works?

Steering

Committee

DSTL (MOD)

Industrial

Sponsors

Missions

Competitors

Competition

Funding

EPSRC

Independent

Evaluation

Judges

[email protected]


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The Competitors


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The Mission

Task nº 1: Move from launch/release point and submerge. Pass through a validation gate without contacting any part of the structure.

Task nº 2: Locate a target situated on the bottom of the tank and "hit" it using a marker dropped from the vehicle.

Task nº 3: Locate a mid-water target and make contact with the front of the vehicle. The target will be reflective (both optically and acoustically).

Task nº 4: Surface within a designated surfacing zone which will be marked by means of an active acoustic device.


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The Dream


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The Reality


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Competition site


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Competition site


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The Teams


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The Teams


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The Setup


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The Setup


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The Action


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Day 1 & 2

  • Day 1:

    • Setup and buyancy testing

    • Sorting out last minute problems


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Day 2

  • Teams get ready


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Day 3

Qualifications…

  • 4 Teams qualify for the final:

    • HWU-Girona-Southampton-Bremen

  • Bath are back in the water

  • Leceister and Glasgow get wet


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Day 4

  • Girona wins the day


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Live!


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1st

2nd

3rd

SAUC-E: Results

University of Girona

Catalonia - Spain

Robot: ICTINEUAUV

Heriot-Watt University

Scotland - UK

Robot: NESSIE AUV

Southampton University

UK

Robot: Soton AUV


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SAUC-E: Prize


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The Spirit


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Lessons Learnt

  • Most problems came from basic engineering

  • Teams with little budget struggled

  • Team with underwater research background had an edge

  • Amazing result

    • No prior training in the pool

    • Yet 4 teams made it to the final

    • 2 teams managed to perform at least 2 tasks

    • More students and labs now ‘think AUVs’

    • Quality of vehicles was outstanding

  • Continuity is assured for a few more years

    • MOD is on board

    • EPSRC is on-board

    • French DGA (MOD) is willing to join the party

    • Industry? It is up to you!


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The Future

  • Encourage more teams to participate

    • Keep Missions at the same level of difficulty

    • Get involvement across Europe

  • Better facility

    • Bigger Pool

    • More time in water for teams

  • Encourage focus on autonomy

    • Help required on basic engineering

    • Financial support from industry welcomed


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