Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
While there is considerable buzz about self-driving cars, self-driving boats are actually more fully developed. The Boat Hardware Control Platform Team was tasked with developing a fleet of small autonomous boats that travel to a destination while avoiding obstacles and staying in formation. The author’s specific task was to develop software used by the boats to detect obstacles and plan a route to a destination. This was done using a method inspired by self-driving cars, which shows promise, but is still being tested at the time of writing. The entire project incorporated model-based systems engineering, which proved to be useful.
Embedded systems, unmanned surface vehicles
Nelson, Noah, "Autonomous Boat Control Software Design Using Model-Based Systems Engineering" (2019). Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 63.