Montana State University RoboSub
       The electrical portion of the submarine is a complex systems problem. A great deal of time is being spent interfacing many separate components. A unique and very powerful battery pack has been configured and constructed in order to power the many electrical elements that make up the submarine. Sean Ryan and Ben Peterson, with the help of Randy Larimer, are responsible for the power and electronic systems engineering in the Spring 2011 semester. Some of the individual components being used on the submarine are listed below by category.

Sensory Electronics

HD Camera (x4)

Microsoft Studio Cameras are used as the main source of vision for the submarine.  Two of these cameras are mounted facing forward.  This provides a stereoscopic field of vision in front of the submarine.  There are also two cameras that are facing downward to also provide stereoscopic vision below the submarine.

LCD Screen

The LCD screen provide a running diagnostic of the submarine while it is running under water.  This provide the divers real time information on the conditions of the submarine.  It also provide a fun canvas for graphics.

1250 GPH Bilge Pump Motors (x8)

These bilge pump motors are retrofitted with 60mm and 90 mm boat propellers.  They are the main driving force for the submarine.

Motor Controllers (x2 & x6)

USB Motor Controller with Feedback - Jrk 12v1 


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