Team Kanaloa

Team Kanaloa

AUVSI Maritime RobotX Challenge 2016

2016.07.25 - 0001

Team Kanaloa is a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) that creates an opportunity to integrate undergraduates and graduate students at all majors and skill levels to collaborate on a research project. Founded in the Summer of 2016, Team Kanaloa focuses their research on maritime robotics utilizing the surface platform called the Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) and will be participating in future RobotX Challenges to demonstrate the advancements of our surface vehicle. Our research is driven by state-of-the-art autonomous surface vehicles and its applications to the state of Hawaii.

Mission Statement

In the Spring 2017 semester, Team Kanaloa will develop the WAM-V into a state-of-the-art autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) capable of fully-actuated autonomous waypoint navigation with a flexible software-hardware interoperability system that will serve as a research platform for the development of unmanned systems technologies in Team Kanaloa.

Field Testing

Lidar Mapping Test: March 13, 2017


Image Recognition Test: November 11, 2016


Field Test #5: November 11, 2016

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Field Test #4: November 4, 2016

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Field Test #3: October 21, 2016

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Field Test #2: September 30, 2016

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Field Test #1: July 25, 2016

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As of 02/18/2017, we are currently not accepting any members. We have recruiting drives at the beginning and end of each semester so please look out for that in your email!

Before joining our team, please take some time to read the following information! If you are able to meet the requirements in each document, please contact Dr. Trimble at atrimble@hawaii.edu  with the information below to register for the class.

  • Class Standing:
  • Major:
  • Class Registering For:

NOTE: If you are a prospective ME senior design student, this is not the process to join. Please follow the directions given by Dr. Trimble.

If you have any questions about this project, feel free to contact the project manager, Aaron Nagamine, at aaronhn@hawaii.edu.

VIP General Syllabus

Team Contract

About our Subsystems

Administration

Safety

Tutorials

  • Mendeley
  • Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • C++
  • Reading the Gantt Chart
  • Drawing Circuit Schematics
  • 3D Modeling with Solidworks
  • Utilizing Google Drive
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Project Manager

Aaron Nagamine
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Senior

Email: aaronhn@hawaii.edu

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Project Manager Apprentice

Richard Eidswick
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Major: Electrical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Subsystem Integrator

Jonathan DeLeon
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Senior

Email: jkd7@hawaii.edu

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System Integrator Apprentice

Allison Wong
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Sophomore

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Finance Manager

Michael Huang
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Senior

Email: mwmh@hawaii.edu

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Finance Manager Apprentice

Michael Loui
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Safety Manager

Chauncey Tom
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Major: Electrical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Algorithms

BJ Avery
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Master's

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Algorithms

Karla Cortez
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Senior

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Algorithms

Steven Cory
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Senior

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Algorithms

Thomas Moriyasu
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Major: Computer Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Algorithms

George Orpilla
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Major: Electrical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Algorithms

Micah Shigeta
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Major: Electrical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Energy Lead

Minshik Kang
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Senior

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Hardware Lead

Darren Wong
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Senior

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Hardware

Aricia Argyris
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Hardware

Brandon Leung
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Major: Electrical Engineering

Grade: Senior

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Hardware

Brandon Tolentino
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Major: Electrical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Locomotion Lead

Eric Welton
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Locomotion

Jason Chan
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Locomotion

Kai Jones
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Locomotion

Russell Tolentino
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Junior

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Thuster

Alison Bowman
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Sophomore

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Thuster

Josh Crunk
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Sophomore

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Charles Matsuda
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Sophomore

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Skye Nakamura
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Sophomore

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Thuster

Melissa Sanders
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Sophomore

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Robert Scimeca
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Sophomore

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Graduate Advisor

Brennan Yamamoto
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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Grade: Ph.D

RIP

RIP Lab, founded by the Dr. Trimble and the advisor to the team,  proved to be an invaluable resource to the team. From mentors to work area, RIP Lab is the backbone to Team Kanaloa.

[Final] College of Engineering Logo

Founded in 1908, the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii has since become a leading center for innovation and research in the Pacific. Team Kanaloa was graciously awarded funding and resources from the the College of Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering department to assist in the development of the team’s project.

ARL

Sponsored by the US Navy and administered by the University of Hawaii, ARL conducts research for various government agencies. With a focus on naval applications, ARL generously funded a significant portion of Team Kanaloa’s project in the early days of the team.

MTS

The Marine Technology Society is an organization that promotes the awareness, understanding, advancement, and application of marine technology. The Hawaii Section of the Marine Technology Society graciously provided a platform for its members to make charitable donations to Team Kanaloa.

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Founded in 1973, Makai Ocean Engineering provides design engineering and development services. With a wide breadth of talent, Team Kanaloa was fortunate in obtaining mentorship from one of their engineers and a University of Hawaii alumnus.

IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the largest technical, professional organization in the world, is dedicated to benefiting humanity through technological innovation and excellence. Through the kind support from a mentor of the team, Team Kanaloa was gifted our first set of trolling motors with a IEEE grant.

MATLAB

MathWorks is a leader in the development of mathematical computing software. A team license for MATLAB was graciously provided to Team Kanaloa to help in the development of our robotic systems.

Banner Engineering Logo

Founded in 1966, Banner Engineering has since become a global leader in process and industrial automation. The LED light, provided by Banner, onboard the WAM-V is used to provide feedback and indicate the state of the vessel.

Ultimate Innovations

Founded in 1989, Ultimate Innovations is a local Hawaiian company dedicated to providing the ultimate in landscaping. When asked, Ultimate Innovations kindly provided assistance with the transport of Team Kanaloa’s WAM-V.